Friday Kin 2008-08-15

Just for a change, and partly influenced by the Beijing Olympics, I’m presenting three medal-winning posts from bloggers in my Career Change BlogRoll (see right hand column of home page).

(Note: 2012 March update: the blogging roll is no more!)


Unlike the Olympics Games, I plan on doing this more often than every four years. (Depends on what I discover on my surfing travels.)

Each post has something I liked or learned about career change, personal renewal or mid-life professionals (a broad net indeed!)

GOLD: The Everything Day
If you ever thought a freelance writer just picks those plum five-figure assignments to keep up appearances while really living a 4-hour work week, Beth Z will set you straight.

SILVER: Going Through Hell In The Hallway
Curt Rosengren makes the runners up spot with a spirited take on what it really takes to achieve anything worthwhile in life; actually I’d love to hear this post delivered as a full-on evangelical oratory.

BRONZE: Seize The Freedom Of Self-Employment Coach Tom Volkar taps right into what fuels people who are committed to being self-employed. He also recognizes that some folks are A-OK with what they’re currently doing as an employee.
(2018 Jan. Update: The original link is under new ownership. Tom Volkar can be reached at