Call for Collaborators

Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.

~ Khalil Gibran

Postcard from Barbara

Self-employment is the Place Where

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Postcard from Barbara

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

Although there’s no unanimous way to celebrate, it’s often seen as the end of summer, back to school time, cause for a picnic. During the years I worked at less than satisfying jobs, I celebrated Labor Day as a labor free day. 

Now I think of this annual event as another day of thanksgiving. In fact, I’ve been making a list of all the rewards that have come as a result of creating work that suits me perfectly. 

You might spend a bit of time and write your own list. Of course, yours will be different than mine, but that’s the point, isn’t it? 

Here’s my abbreviated list of things to celebrate on Labor Day 2019.

Self-Employment is the Place Where We Come To

Expand our horizons
Uncover our gifts and talents
Challenge ourselves
Gain clarity
Keep learning
Meet new people
Clarify our vision
Set personal financial goals
Make peace with prosperity
Learn to move past disappointment
Reclaim our dreams
Find our tribe
Live in a bigger world
Continue to discover
Solve problems
Create, Build, Discover
Share what we’ve learned
Learn to trust intuition
Make our lives our laboratory
Get paid on top of that!

Want to Join Me?

I’ve been utterly delighted with the response to my invitation to collaborate with me on a new round of Joyfully Jobless Weekends. If you’d like to participate—or just want to know more about what collaborating involves—send me an email at and I’ll give you the details.  

Don’t dither, however. My 2020 calendar is already beginning to fill up and I can’t wait to share this inspiring interactive experience. We might make Labor Day a cause to celebrate for new members of our tribe.

Buon Viaggio,  

Barbara Winter

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