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April 9, 2006

VocationVacations® — 'Test–drive your dream job'


"Work is what you're doing when you'd rather be doing something else" is the best definition of the word I've ever come across.

Now comes VocationVacations.com which declares, "'Work' can be much, much more than just a four–letter word."

    From the website:

    Let's face it, most of us spend the majority of our waking moments at work — and yet few of us are actually doing work that we're passionate about.

    But who says it has to be that way?

    At VocationVacations we believe "work" can be much, much more than just a four–letter word.

    That's why we've made it our business to offer you the chance to test–drive your dream job — completely risk-free!

    No need to quit your day job.

    No need to tell the boss.

    Just spend a couple days on a VocationVacation, working one–on–one with a VocationVacations Mentor, to see what your dream job is really like.

    You can take a VocationVacation to truly explore a career change, to sample the "road not taken" or to enjoy a fun, unique learning experience!

    Whether your inner voice is telling you to go find your true calling or you're simply curious about a career change, VocationVacations can help.

    Our one–of–a–kind holiday adventures are empowering people everywhere to realize their dreams not only in work, but in life.

    While on your VocationVacations holiday, you'll work alongside an expert mentor who shares your passion and will offer invaluable insights into your dream career.

    You'll also receive two free sessions with a VocationVacations–affiliated Life/Career Coach.

    Imagine how great it would be if every day felt like a Friday.

    We know it's possible.

    So what's stopping you from going for it?

    Whether you're seeking a new career, a unique vacation, the perfect gift for a loved one or simply satisfying a curiosity, VocationVacations offers the experience of a lifetime.

    So go ahead — dream a little and explore which VocationVacations holiday is right for you.

    Test–drive your dream job and fuel your true passion today!


I think this company has the right idea but they're thinking too small.

"Imagine how great it would be if every day felt like a Friday."

How about Saturday?

Can you do Saturday?

'Cause it seems to me that when I was back in the holding cell — oops, I meant the Ready Room — when I was on the University of Virginia Medical Center Anesthesiology faculty, Fridays weren't all that great.

Especially with my bad attitude, not wanting to do other people's work 'cause I'd finished my own sooner than expected.

Not a team player, was basically the rap on me.

Not your team, that's for sure.

I've decided to offer a bookofjoe VocationVacation.

It'll be a cross between the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


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This "vocation vacation" is an intriguing idea!! I can see it working for all ages and would be an incredible experience for college students trying to decide on their major. I also love your analogy for what you are doing (Jimmy Hendrix experience vs Ferris Bueller's day off).

I found another site that has helped me tremendously in identifying my life dreams and thought you and your readers might be interested. The site is by Marcia Wieder.
www.mauidreamretreat.com is the site. She is giving away a maui dream retreat that I think would be the perfect place to renew,
rejuvinate, restore, and set attainable goals!! Our world is changing so much that I am convinced the only way we can be successful and
have careers we are happy in is to find our passion. Once I found my passion my dream career became evident. Marcia helps in not only
finding our passion but setting attainable goals to achieve our life dreams.

Again, thank you for sharing!!!

May your day be filled richly with blessings and joy!


Posted by: Gina | May 4, 2006 10:05:01 AM

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