meaningful work

You’re driven to do work that you care about, whether it’s on a small scale or a large one.

Whatever you’re doing, it has to connect with your values and what you want to give back to your company, the community or the world.

You want to feel that you’ve made an impact, and that your work has done good in the world.

This doesn’t mean that you have to work for a non-profit, though. Your work could be anything from marketing and business to teaching and government or anything and everything in between – it just depends on what it means to you!

Your Pitfalls

One of the biggest pitfalls for Meaning Seekers is believing that they are not doing enough.

You don’t have to work at a non-profit or make less than the poverty line to be doing good work. Erase this mentality, and think about how you can give and receive at the same time.

Your Zone of Genius

Your zone of genius lies in doing good for others based on what you value most. There’s a lot of good to be done in the world, but make sure the good you’re doing is what truly resonates with you. When you do that, you’ll be motivated to make a deep impact, and you’ll be receiving emotionally. (It’s ok to receive financially too.)

Your ability to care about something gives you the leg up on people doing the same work who might just be punching a clock.

Where to Focus

What, if you could pull it off, could make you excel in work and in life given your career type? 

Find that work that really, truly motivates you. What speaks to your soul?

Then, figure out how to make it your career.

There might be many obstacles in the way including financial, educational, geographic and more, but if you can pull this off, you will do excellent work.