Finding a job you can really love - not necessarily the "perfect job" or your "dream job", but a great job - often seems like an elusive quest. While I assist many job seekers and career changers in just this kind of exploration and go-get-it process, I hear much discouragement around this topic when I first start with my clients. It seems to be the prevailing mood that in a tight economy, great work does not exist.
It may just be a matter of perspective. Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Find Your Great Work and the Great Work Movie, has led Find Your Great Work interviews with people such as Guy Kawasaki, David Allen, and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith in the past year. It's interesting to hear these diverse and successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders discuss their views on how to find, start, and maintain a life where great work can be the norm, rather than the exception to the rule.
Michael was recently interviewed for the Reach Personal Branding Interview Series and revealed insights about what constitutes Great Work and how to find it throughout our working lifetime. Of particular importance, he recommended down-to-earth tips on how to reduce the obstacles that might get in your way.
Take a bit of time and listen to these recordings. You may find your attitude and perspective about great work will change. Hopefully, that will be enough for you to take ownership of the thought that Great Work can be attainable for you too!
Posted by the Susan Guarneri, the Career Assessment Goddess