Building a Meaningful Career Path

We spend about 1/3 of our waking hours at work. And yet many of us don’t know how to navigate our careers. While we can allow our professional lives to be molded by the people and environmental circumstances around us, there is a cost. In today’s episode we look at how to support ourselves and those around us in building meaningful career paths.

Ideas Shared

Common Approaches

  1. You set the direction and move towards it
  2. You say yes to the opportunities that come your way

How to Support Yourself

  1. Be clear on who you are, what you want and what matters most to you (e.g. story, vision, values, purpose)
  2. Be mindful of external forces (both the light and the shadow)
  3. Own your value
  4. Build emotional resilience
  5. Stay present and adapt

Tips for Supporting Others

  1. Invest in the humanity of the people around you
  2. Be curious about their motivations
  3. Be a steward for what they want
  4. Hold space for developmental conversations untethered from performance conversations

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