Whether you’re looking for ways to find more fulfillment in your current career, struggling to stay sane as you build a side hustle alongside a separate full time position, or are desperately seeking your “calling” in an effort to determine what it is you really want to do (because what you’re currently doing is NOT it), I’d like to share this with you:
Your mindset about the work that you do (and WHY you do it) has more impact on the level of fulfillment you feel at the end of each day than your actual career itself.
When we get in touch with the deeper reasons why we do what we do, we not only show up with more energy (and magically find our tasks more manageable), we get to put our heads on the pillow each night feeling inspired that we are – or are one step closer to – nourishing something meaningful in our lives.
To be clear, this isn’t to say that if you hate you job you simply need to change your mindset. But this is to say that if you dig deeper, you might just find some positives (even if it’s just the fact that your current job is funding your search and development of a different career that better feeds your values).
If you’re feeling unfulfilled, uninspired, or even completely lost, I am honored to share with you not just one, but TWO game changing conversations that will help you better define your own versions of happiness and success, as well as uncover your deeper Why so that you can build the career path that’s right for you.
These episodes are the final 2 parts of my top 5 Optimize Yourself podcast list I’ve been sharing with you this December (from my library of over 200 conversations with world class authors, athletes, artists, and just plain inspiring humans). They work fantastically as a pair and I cannot wait for you to dive in…
David Mead is the co-author of ‘Find Your Why’ which is a practical hands-on guide to help anyone find their deeper why and apply it to their work, their relationships, and their entire lives. In this episode, David and I chat about the importance of defining your why, as well as walk through a very practical exercise (where I am the lucky guinea pig) that will show you the simple steps needed to define yours.Click to Listen & Learn
Ep132: How to Pursue Fulfilling Work and Find Your ‘Calling’ | with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
Dr. Tal Ben Shahar is a bestselling author and lecturer who has taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. He is also the founder of the Happiness Studies Academy whose mission is to help educate people about a more holistic approach to happiness. In this episode, Tal and I go deep down the rabbit hole of what it means to have success and happiness in your career and whether or not the two are mutually exclusive. Spoiler alert: Being happy and having success are not mutually exclusive, it all depends on how you define each for yourself.Click to Listen & Learn
I’d love to know friend…are you currently feeling fulfilled with the work that you do?
Creator, Optimize Yourself