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The Secret to Finding Lasting Career Satisfaction

Looking At The Big Picture

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Values: What do I like to do? What brings out my best?
  • Vision: How do I want to grow? What do I want to create for myself?
  • Competency: What do I bring to the table? What value do I have and how should this grow over time? What do I need to get to the next level?
  • Relationships: Who’s supporting me? Who’s in my posse? Who gives me resilience and validation? And who can I learn from?

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Inattention caused by multitasking
Inattention caused by multitasking

Recent research describes multitasking as paying insufficient attention to multiple things at once.

Another new study found it is even worse than that - it prevents people from remembering what they've done and seen, especially is they move from screen to screen.

Media multitasking

Moving continually between screen-based activities, such as texting, checking Instagram, or watching a video may make us forget information we want to remember.

Even though we continually devour information, we will be left frustrated because we're not able to bring knowledge to mind to express what we know. In an experimental exercise, researchers found that people who are less able to sustain attention and those who reported being heavy media multitaskers both performed worse at memory tasks.

Strengthening your memory

Remembering occurs best when it's goal-oriented. The things that happen before you begin remembering will affect whether or not you can actually reactivate a memory that is relevant to your current goal.

Paying attention to your attentiveness may help you stay aware and prepared to store new memories of what you are currently doing.

Corporate Speak
Corporate Speak

Corporations have a language that they use while talking in meetings or communicating in email. It’s called Corporate Jargon.

Corporate jargon is a forced and complicated way to express something that can be said in simpler language, and in effect, take less time and mental energy.

Language With No Substance
  • The corporate jargon is often described as fluffy, without any real substance and aimed towards the speaker’s self-inflated ego.
  • Words are substituted for analogies and references that take longer to process, and have the intention of wrapping, hiding or impeding actual, effective communication.
The Emporer's New Clothes

Corporate speak may not mean anything of value to anyone in a meeting, but like the Emperor's New Clothes, no one wants to point out the inefficiency and mind-numbing nature of the constant use of the jargon. Everyone pretends that they are on the same page as everyone else.

Portfolio career
Portfolio career

Multiple income streams can add up to be equal or more than a full-time salary.

Your career does not have to be a linear journey to be successful, nor do you have to be confined to just one type of work.

Diversify the way you work

The full-stack freelancer has proven to be a new kind of stable where the smart thing to do is to have a diversity of income streams.

You don't have to use the same skill set in all the work you do. You can mix and match the different ways you want to work, how you want to spend your time, the clients you prefer, and the frequency in which you want to get paid.

Your business model
  • Ensure you have a stable income stream before you take attention away from it.
  • Let your audience, customers, and fans tell you what they want. If you can understand when your market wants something from you and if they are willing to pay for it, creating other revenue streams will naturally develop.
  • Testing ideas is essential.
  • Not all projects should be monetized. Some will pay you back in other ways like creatively energizing you or letting you experiment and fail, that may be valuable.