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CareerZOT Talk by Kathy Seaton

3 Simple Ways to Find a Career You Love

Spring 2017

It's a proven fact that nearly 80% of people are unhappy in their careers. If they are so discontent, then why are they spending time in a job that they hate, rather than focusing on finding a career they love?

Scott Dinsmore presented “How to Find the Work You Love,” during a Ted Talk. He asks, “why are you doing the work you do?” This is worth considerable consideration. Ask yourself this, and be honest, why would you work at a job that is completely incongruent to your true passion? He suggests three ways to find your path to a career you love:

  1. Become a self-expert. Find your unique strengths to determine what you really want out of a career. To do this you must 1) believe in yourself, 2) live and speak your truth rather than giving away your power to someone else, 3) keep moving forward at all costs and let go of any insecurities, and 4) always view yourself in a positive light.
  2. Establish a hierarchy for decision-making. The most important decision you can make is to surround yourself with the right people. Seek out people that inspire creativity, ingenuity, and forward thinking. Study their actions, their ability to lead, and use their inspiration as a stimulus to build your dream.
  3. Use your experience to guide you. And that means rebuilding your confidence. Your experience has led you here and it will help you identify what lies ahead. Capitalize on your accomplishments to 1) define your objectives, 2) set a plan, and 3) execute on what really makes a difference for you.

Finding work you love requires strength and strength comes from change. You're looking for a revolution, not an evolution.

Muhammad Ali said, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.”