Hi – I’m Zac.  I live in Colorado with my wife, our two kids, and our two big dogs.  We like having adventures, being outside, creating new things, helping other people, and making things better.  Right now, I work in healthcare.  Before that, I served for a few years in the military.


I created this site to help reflect on my career, and share ideas & tools that make my weeks more fulfilling.

I started this project for a few reasons.

First – I believe work should be meaningful, fun, and it should create incredible value for myself and those around me.  My work is a huge part of who I am:  it provides the funding for the life I live.  It’s how I spend the majority of my waking hours, and it’s a huge part of the value I create for others in the world.   Many of my relationships are formed at work, and my hours there are time spent away from my family, my wife, and my children.  So, to me, finding good work is central to having a satisfying life.

Second – for me, work can occasionally be stressful.  Simply put, my career does not always energize, engage, challenge, and support me.  Often I create less value for others than I intend. 

I’d like a life with calm, fulfilling, value-creating work that makes me a better person for my coworkers, customers, family, my community–that aligns with and supports the rest of my life, rather than competes with it.  So – I think my work can be better than it is now.  

Third – I believe this desire is a process.  I think we can all find ways to make our work weeks more worthwhile and fulfilling–by reflecting, learning new skills, and changing our approach.  This is a journey that we will all be taking together–we should make it as meaningful as possible.

I started this site as a journal project to help me reflect, to be increasingly intentional about work and life.  I use this space to share insights, thoughts, and lessons I’ve learned in the process.

I hope it can be helpful and encouraging to you in your work and life.

If you have any feedback on this site, or you have an idea on this topic to share, I’d love to hear it–you can find me on twitter, email me at calmandwork@gmail.com, or reach out through the contact form on the right.

Thank you for reading.  Take care!



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