To get a great job you have to offer something great
A job that satisfies the ingredients of intrinsic motivation is rare and valuable, so you need to develop rare and valuable skills to offer in exchange.
Career capital = the value of competencies, knowledge and individual personality attributes you have to produce economic value." (LinkedIn)
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Few people have a passion that neatly translates into a career, and following one's passions often leads to misguided career moves. Rather, your satisfaction at work has more to do with your experience with that work rather than the type of work.
To have intrinsic motivation at work, you need:
To create a successful project it must:
Little bets = bite-sized, carefully chosen projects that take no more than a few months, give you valuable feedback, and help you to determine your next steps.
You don't need to commit to a project that will determine your work life for the next few years. Take on small projects and continuously adapt.
Once you've developed your career capital and learned some rare and valuable skills, you will be more valuable to your employer.
Use this leverage to negotiate shorter hours, more freedom, etc.
Deliberate practice = practice that stretches your abilities and provides instant feedback
It has been estimated by interviewing masters of particular skills that to excel at a complex task takes 10,000 hours of practice. You need to have patience and keep working.
I finished reading this book two months ago but I bought it in hard copy last week because it is very good book that doesn't run along with your prejudices and strictly presents the reality; of people who ended up making a grand career for themselves which was not based on simple and manipulative advice:-
Follow Your passion and money will follow you
When people want to get better at something they make a mistake by seeking flow: It’s enjoyable, you feel like you have control. But the actual state in which you’re getting better is one of where you feel uncomfortable.
Law of resistance states that people tend to do the immediate thing which gives them instant satisfaction even if it comes at the cost of long term loss or disturbed office work space.
To really benefit in long term plans one must contain emotions and devote most of working hours to deep work rather than craving for small wins.
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