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Woody Dunkin

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How did you find you life's work and passion after age 40? Is it possible?

I'm trying to find my passion in a career. I took the path most traveled and I found myself lost, unfulfilled after 25 years of working for a paycheck. I never discovered what I truly enjoyed and ended up here. No more excuses, only left to take action :)


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    May 30 2012: Long term goals can't be interrupted by short term desire. Typically we in North America are influenced by the mainstream media in having "things" and what I call temporary moments of joy. Sure the big shack on the hill is nice to have, but does anyone else really care where you live, or is it more important to you? Are your desires interrupting the goal? Have you traveled? I mean traveled...not vacation. Mexico in an all inclusive is a vacation but a backpack and a one way ticket to China and 2 weeks sharing a ride to Mt Everest is travel. I have found that spending time outside of your comfort zone and experiencing what others around the world are doing could influence your next steps.

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