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Meaningful work is when we feel a genuine connection with what we do for a living and our larger spectrum of life.
It is motivating, creates deep relationships and helps others.
... about meaningful work:
To build a meaningful career, identify work that has these ingredients:
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.
Simply sharing and showcasing what you are working on, by going public, sharing what you love, can attract like-minded people to you.
Conduct regular reviews (weekly, monthly and annually) to check if your work aligns with your values.
Finding meaningful work is a long-term process and it helps to get both the micro and macro views.
Create space for deep and high-impact work by planning in advance a distraction-free schedule.
Plan ahead and ensure there are no interruptions during the time you do deep work.
Keep an eye for the small victories, the small steps that are taking you towards your bigger goal.
Celebrate the small wins because they take you closer to your desired career.
Allow yourself to behave differently occasionally, and be out of character if required.
In the course of making massive changes, you may start being a different person. Embrace that change, as it is in pursuit of something meaningful.
Managers in many workplaces are a cause of lack of meaning when they:
Awe-inspired people feel a diminished sense of their own importance compared to others, and they abandon the conceit, which many of us have, that they are the center of the world.
There are experiences that provide that feeling of just how big and amazing life is. Going out in nature is one of them.
Keep it short and simple—just focus on what gets you out the door every day.
Your mantra should encompass who you are, where you want to go, and the impact you want to make during your 9-to-5.
Being your own boss is one of the main factors of finding meaning in your work. It makes you more invested and allows real innovation.