Are you looking forward to Monday morning? Ever wondered how you can harness your natural talents so that you can finally feel fulfilled in your current role? Or are you just drained by those around you and wondering how you can find meaningful work with inspiring leaders who share common values and beliefs? (Simon Sinek, Start With Why?).
Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out your next steps or to find people who can help you move forward with your career so that you can be happy in life. I recently handpicked and interviewed 27 of the of world’s leading Coaches, Purpose- Led Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders so that you can begin to understand what you need to do to finally achieve happiness at work so that you can begin to improve your life.
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When it comes to finding meaningful work for a career with purpose one of the biggest mistakes is that we jump right into the process of writing a CV or resume and don’t take a step back to think about why we want to move, how we’re going to get there and what to do. It can be hard to come up with a plan when you’re thinking about paying bills and creating a happy home life. I don’t have all the answers.
Which is why I asked the pros – they know what it is like to figure out a purpose-led path because they’ve either done it themselves or help others to do just that.
And they know how important it is to have strategies planned out. So let’s jump in and see what the Pros revealed about how to find a career with purpose and find work that makes you happy (and be sure to stay put to the very end, because I have put together a great SlideShare with all their best quotes)!
#1 – Richard Barrett Founder – The Values Centre
Self assessment is key component to finding a career path that gives satisfaction and happiness. But where to start? Well, try to figure out / articulate / write down your values because as Richard said …..
— Richard Barrett (@BarrettValues) August 31, 2016
#2 – Susanna Halonen, Founder, The Happyologist.co.uk
And that all important word ‘passion’ is often not associated with work. If that is the case for you you need to ask yourself why. Susanna says that passion is within us and we just need to figure out how to unlock. We may encounter moments of apprehension and and anxiety but Susanna says (and I tend to agree) ……
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#3 – Scott Barlow, Founder, Happen To Your Career
And if you’re doing something that you don’t enjoy or does not play to your strengths, careers expert Scott Barlow said you should ….
— Scott Anthony Barlow (@scottabarlow) November 3, 2014
#4 – Leon Richards, Founder Good Talent
Going with the grain is key to finding your purpose and discovering meaningful work. Otherwise you will be stuck in ‘job mode’ for who knows how long? And …
B Corp in the UK https://t.co/5M6Bxi1Ezx
— Leon Richards (@LeonRichards) August 11, 2015
#5 – Katie Hill, Executive Director, B Lab UK
If you really want to find work that you can feel happy about then you must realise it probably won’t fall into your lap. You need to be proactive and take some calculated risks because …
#6 – Nathan Chan, Editor-in-Chief, Foundr Magazine
That proactive stance that I referred to should not be fleeting. You will need to be consistently active and proactive (with the right activities) to get what you truly want and …
#7 – Evangelia Leclair, Founder, Evangelialeclaire.com
Remember to ply your efforts in the right direction ie search for work that is in line with your talents and the 101 of job search is …
— Evangelia Leclaire (@elinaleclaire) February 16, 2016
#8 – Viveka von Rosen, Founder, Linked into Business
Start to build a database of companies you really like and leaders who inspire you! It’s likely that you will start by using LinkedIn and the internet to find the information you need but you should also get put and about and …
— Viveka von Rosen (@LinkedInExpert) July 6, 2016
— Mayank Saxena (@mmayank14) August 22, 2016
#9 – Adele McLay, Founder, AdeleMcLay.com
Working in environment that you love and doing more of what you enjoy will lead to a happier life so begin to …
#10 – Edwin Jansen, Head Of Growth fitzi.com & Bwork.com
When applying for a new role you’re probably used to thinking about salary and perks, training you’ll receive and holiday entitlement. The tide is changing rapidly and the good companies will see right through you if use that approach so you’ve go use your head and your heart and ..
Love the definitions of Passion, Mission, Profession, and Vocation in this diagram. And it's all a part of Purpose! pic.twitter.com/4QcRLX8KVf
— Edwin Jansen (@EdwinJnsn) May 2, 2014
#11 – Jay Coen-Gilbert Founder, B Lab
#12 – Mathieu Senard, CEO, Alter-Eco Foods
So before you begin to even consider sending out your next resume or CV …
— Alter Eco (@AlterEcoSF) July 28, 2016
#13 – Margaret Buj, Founder, Interview-Coach.com
Approaching your search from a giving point of view appeals to hiring mangers and recruiters so you’re likely to have more success when it comes to applying to jobs with Bcorps and similar organisations. If you’re invited to interview you need to continue to consider that ..
With my LinkedIn Power Profile award:-) pic.twitter.com/q2v3JIv5lr
— MargaretBuj (@MargaretBuj) January 24, 2016
#14 – Caroline Goyder, Director, The Gravitas Method
Connecting with and gaining interviews with companies that have similar values to your own will help to ease the nerves because you’ll have similar points of views. But you will need to convince that you have what it takes to do the work in question. Believe in yourself! Expert coach Caroline Goyder said …
#15 – Tom Rippin, CEO On Purpose UK
It’s likely that you will need to line up a number of interviews so that you can finally find work that you really love. Don’t become overwhelmed with long term goals otherwise that might effect your focus…
— On Purpose (@OnPurposeUK) August 18, 2016
#16 – Joshua Waldman, Founder, Career Enlightenment
The path to your ultimate role is probably not going to be as smooth as you would like. It is likely that …
#17 – Pamela Hartigan, Director Skoll Centre For Social Entrepreneurship
Remain present and focussed throughout your journey and will learn new things from both the good and not so good experiences and you should ..
#18 – Kresse Wesling MBE, Founder Elvis & Kresse
You will encounter obstacles along the way so you’ll need the courage and determination to get your hands dirty. Approach obstacles as challenges which you can overcome ….
— Elvis & Kresse (@elvisandkresse) July 18, 2016
#19 – Eric Ryan, Founder Method Products / Olly.com
Keep in mind that …
— eric ryan (@methodguy) August 25, 2015
#22 – Cesar Gonzalez, CEO, Starting Bloc
And if you chose to be responsible for others in the work place your route to happiness is to…
— StartingBloc (@StartingBloc) August 18, 2016
#23 – Mark Leonard, Director, Mindfulness 4 Change
You can liberate yourself from your feelings of discontentment …..
#24 – Tamara Russell, Director, The Mindfulness Centre of Excellence
— Wavelength Group (@WavelengthComms) May 2, 2016
#26 – Aaron Hurst, CEO Imperative
That ‘Why’ is your guiding light and it’s important to …
— The Purpose Economy (@PurposeEconomy) August 23, 2016
#27 – Denise Brosseau, CEO Thought Leadership Lab
Pursuing a career with purpose is not all, work, work, because …
— Denise Brosseau (@thoughtleadrlab) September 6, 2016