The Compass Blog

South Lake Tahoe, California

The Compass Blog is your guide to navigating the world of Jobs in Great Places®! We cover a wide range of topics relating to seasonal and outdoor jobs, including tips and how to's, travel ideas, personal finance advice, fun stories of history and personal experiences, and much more!

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Catching Waves

Our lives are all full of successes and failures, perfect timing, failed attempts, and missed opportunities, and sometimes I wonder if life isn’t a more complicated version of floating in the surf searching for and manifesting that next great wave. 

Live the Story You Want to Tell

In the fall of 2007, I was approaching graduation from business school and my subsequent dreaded expulsion into the post-B school world of banking, finance, consulting, or some other career field that I’d heard of but didn’t know exactly what sort of work I would be doing when I…

Top Ten List

I like quotes; I’m a huge fan. I love how the perfect phrase can completely change how you look at or feel about something. In my experience, if you’re paying attention, they tend to pop up when you need them most. Here is a list of my top ten favorite…

Easing into the New Year with Awareness

Regardless of religion, spiritual path, or none of the above, we all want to be happy. And learning how to be less reactive and more kind and compassionate leads us in the happiness direction. And even better than leading us towards that sunlit path, a study done in 2008…

Resolve to Reinvent – December 31, 2017

As you walk into 2018, rather than lining out and piling up all the changes you expect to mark in your life over the next 12 months, consider resolving yourself to constant reinvention and perpetual beginning. Every moment can mark the start of a new cycle and represent a…

Moving the Boundary Lines – December 17, 2017

If you’ve ever endeavored to explore something unfamiliar, uncomfortable, or unknown, you too have likely experienced this profound shift in what you believe about your limitations and capabilities. As the New Year approaches, seek out your own boundary lines. Pick them up, walk underneath and past them, and celebrate…

Gifts of the Present – December 3, 2017

We’ve passed through another Thanksgiving. Another spectacular opportunity to stand still and say THANK YOU to people and places and the universe – and the many ways our lives have been touched, colored, impacted. I hope you took full advantage, and I’ll nudge you to keep that spirit alive…