Right now, you’re probably wishing for a rewarding career – one that gives you great work/life balance, gives you work that challenges you in all the right ways, and gives you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment – and thinking it’s not really possible for you.
Am I right?
Or, if you do think it’s possible, you’re not sure how to make it happen.
And then, in your very next thought you wonder if you should even be wishing for something that you connect with.
Shouldn’t you just be grateful to have a job?
But what if I told you that rewarding careers are absolutely critical not only to employee satisfaction, but to job security in the future?
Don’t believe me? Read on. . .
The Future Of Work
The future of work is all around us. It’s happening right now. Here are some astonishing statistics that prove it:
Global Competition: Thanks to technology, jobs can be fulfilled by talent from anywhere in the world.
Results Driven: Employees paid for results, not hours worked.
Freelance Economy: 34% of the workforce is freelance, and it’s expected to grow to 40% by 2020.
So, why does any of this mean that you need a rewarding career?
Your career is going to be much more self-directed in the very near future than it ever has been in the past. To thrive in a self-directed career, you must care about it.
If you don’t, you’re going to be passed over in your career for someone who cares more about what they’re doing.
Excitement, curiosity, inventiveness and a willingness to push yourself – all of those things and more come from a natural passion related to a subject.
If you’re just working to pay the bills, no matter how hard you push, you can’t match what you feel inside when you’re passionate about something.
When was the last time you really, truly excelled at something you weren’t passionate about?
In the future, passion is the differentiator in your career.
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Instead of finding a job you can feel secure at for 40 years like our grandfathers did, we have to be much more proactive.
It’s no longer about finding the right company to carry us into retirement. It’s about actively managing your career to figure out where you want to go.
It might be more work, but it leaves you feeling more alive.
Finding Rewarding Careers
How do you begin to look for rewarding careers?
First, you look within YOU.
What are you passionate about enough that you could do your most outstanding work?
If you’re having trouble finding your areas of passion, you can start here.
Many people look to careers that help people, thinking that this is the only place they will find passionate work, but I’m convinced that you have to look deeply at yourself across several dimensions because you can find your passion anywhere.
What are some of those dimensions?
You have to look deeply at your values, what you are good at, and your personal goals to name a few.
Finding Your Passion Isn’t A Luxury
Finding your passion isn’t a luxury anymore, in fact it’s a necessity. You can’t put out the type of highly creative, inventive, top level work that you’ll need to do in a career that’s only getting you by.
Even a robot isn’t capable of it, because robots can’t think that way. For that kind of work, human beings are required.
Nothing can replace a human being ignited by passion. Not even the most powerful supercomputer on earth.
So find your passion. There are rewarding careers that pay well, and in the future they may be the only careers that pay at all.
Ready to find a career you love?