I just finished interviewing a prospective songwriter mentor for VocationVacations.  Great guy.  What I loved the most was how we started our conversation:

Brian:  Hi, Steve, is this still a good time to chat?

Steve:  Absolutely…I’m “working” this morning by first taking a walk in the woods while you and I chat.  I love to work while taking a walk in the woods.

We ALL should take a walk in the woods from time to time — both literally and metaphorically.  It clears the mind.  It opens up creativity.  It allows you to be grateful for what you have and enables you to create space for setting your daily, weekly, monthly…and, yes, even life-long goals and objectives.  

If you haven’t already done so, take a walk in the woods today.  Work from there.  Even if you’re reading this and you’re sitting in Manhattan, suburban LA or wherever, allow yourself to take some downtime — while still working.  Take a moment.  Take a walk in the woods…..


VocationVacations Founder, Brian Kurth, is a sought-after career planning expert, strategist, speaker and author of Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding And Creating The Work You Love (Hachette, 2008). He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, NBC’s TODAY Show and National Public Radio (NPR), and his career advice has been featured in articles in Fortune MagazineMen’s JournalThe New York TimesO, The Oprah Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, just to name a few.