Today we’re going to talk about how to choose the right career.
You have to love what you do and I’m not going to go over that long, but it solves a lot of problems because when you love what you do, you work harder
Step number one: prepare your mind.
We get into ruts okay, we get into relationship ruts, we get into workout ruts, we get into career ruts. When this happens, we let our worth and our value depreciate, we don’t feel as confident as good as we should
Well, step number one is to prepare yourself to start feeling good about yourself in order to take action and to realize that you are not only a success, but you are also going to be an incredibly valuable commodity.
You need to condition your mind and realize that you are a valuable asset
One thing that is critical is to keep your mind focus and to keep your mind in a good space, one thing that I would recommend doing in order to feel good about yourself, something that works for me and I know it works for a lot of other people is to Volunteer.
One of the problems in the world is that you have two choices: almost always you can choose status or you can choose substance
A friend’s mom says. Oh being a doctor or a dentist, you know that’s such a great job. It’s so prestigious you’ll always make money and it has a higher status, but you didn’t have that real feeling for it, right? At that moment the substance wasn’t there
Peter Teal, the co-founder of PayPal and a billionaire. He says when you have those choices when you have that fork in the road; you really need to go after the substantive thing
Now! I’m not saying you shouldn’t be a doctor, A lot of people should be doctors, we need more good doctors, but don’t be a doctor just because the status is there because you won’t have the highest level of curiosity that you need to really thrive in what you ever do and the first part of this three-step passionate work framework is becoming a self expert and understanding yourself.
Because if you don’t know what you’re looking for you’re never going to find it, and the thing is that no one’s going to do this for us. You know there’s no major in University on passion and purpose and career, and that’s why we have INSIGHTFUL EDUTECH to guide you
We need a way to navigate through this, and so the first step of our compass is finding what our unique strengths are. What are the things that we wake up loving to do, no matter what; whether paid to or not paid to do; the things that people thanked us for
Step two: Our Experiences.
We all have experiences; We learn things every day, every minute about what we love, what we hate, what we’re good at, what we’re terrible at, and if we don’t spend time paying attention to that and assimilating that learning and applying it to the rest of our life, it’s all for nothing.
If you want to know how to decide if a career opportunity is a good one. There are several things you have to take into consideration
Number one: does it make your heart sing?
The number one feedback system that you are given at birth is joy.
If you’re not experiencing joy as you think about doing something, and as you pursue doing it, then it’s off-course for you, you also want to put your rational mind to work.
You also want to do some due diligence; ask other people who’ve gone down that road before what was it like? What did they have to do? What were some of the costs of that path?
Sometimes you can go and do an internship or you can work for a friend in their restaurant just to see if you like it, because often the fantasy doesn’t match the reality
And the other thing is to simply trust yourself.
You know deep inside what’s true for you, and if you’ll take a few minutes and go inside, we call it meditation and just ask and sit with the question and see what kind of feelings come up.
Does this feel right? Do all the rational research, but then ultimately bring it back into your heart and decide
Does this feel good for me and if it makes sense up here – and it feels good then step into it, just lean into it and see what happens
Pursue it. No decision is forever.
You can always change if it’s not what you want.
Realize that life is an adventure and part of the adventure of life is being in that state that you are in now.
If everything were already clear to you now, everything was already mapped out, there would be no evolution of yourself
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed my quick take on it.
There’s a lot of pressure people put on themselves to find the right career and often way too early, whether it’s the pressure you put on yourself or pressure that other people, friends, family society are putting on you – and I think the worst thing that you can do is get yourself, locked in a career and not be able to jump off.
If you find yourself going to work every day and hating what you’re doing, then you have to change. You have to change what you’re up to because otherwise, that’s what you’re going to do for the rest of your life and it’s only going to get harder and harder and harder to jump off to a different career path.
Remember: this life is not a rehearsal for something else.
One key to getting onto the fast track is for you to work for the right company and the right boss.
The right company is one that respects its people and practices pay for performance. The right company is dynamic, growing open to new ideas, and full of opportunities for people with ambition and initiative.