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Building a Meaningful Career

To build a meaningful career, identify work that has these ingredients:

  • It's engaging
  • It helps others
  • You're good at it
  • It has supportive people
  • Has no major negatives
  • You can do it the rest of your life

Then you can do a self-assessment, asking yourself what your interests are, what motivates you, what are your skill sets and method of working, etc.

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21–35% of our life is spent at work, making it a crucial part of our lives to spend at something we find meaning in.

Managers in many workplaces are a cause of lack of meaning when they:

Keep an eye for the small victories, the small steps that are taking you towards your bigger goal.

Meaningful work is when we feel a genuine connection with what we do for a living and our larger spectrum of life.

Do your most important, or high-impact work in the first 60 to 90 minutes of your day.

Allow yourself to behave differently occasionally, and be out of character if required.

Conduct regular reviews (weekly, monthly and annually) to check if your work aligns with your values.

  • Many of us struggle with finding meaning, as we are busy with our daily work and distractions.
  • Meaning in life provides us with the purpose of getting up daily, energized and pepped up about the day, being productive in whatever we do.
  • Meaningful lives lead to happiness.
  • ...

... about meaningful work:

  • Job crafting: A technique to make your current job more meaningful
  • Task crafting: Doing a different kind of work in your existing job, to learn and expand your capability.
  • Relational crafting: Making deeper relations at work.
  • Cognitive crafting: A shift in thinking ab...

Simply sharing and showcasing what you are working on, by going public, sharing what you love, can attract like-minded people to you.

Create space for deep and high-impact work by planning in advance a distraction-free schedule.

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