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21 Truths About Meaningful Work

21 Truths About Meaningful Work

You want to do meaningful work, but golly if it idn’t hard to hit that sweet spot between head in the clouds and thinking too small. After a few years of studying meaningful work, here’s what I know to be true. 

21 Truths About Meaningful Work

1. Meaningful work is available to everyone, once you know what it is and how to look for it.

2. Having choice in our careers is a privilege we take for granted.

3. The best parts of yourself should be on the payroll.

4. There are no career soul-mates.

5. The career that survives is the one that evolves.

6. Who you work with matters just as much as what you work at.

7. There’s no career destiny, only career choice.

8. Being passionate about something does not ensure that you can make money from it.

9. Making a living and making a life should go together.

10. Why you work matters.

11. When your work is energizing, you get to be more more energized in the rest of your life.

12. Income is not always directly related to effort.

13. You don’t have to be reckless, but you do have to take risks.

14. The best kind of work combines service and self-expression.

15. If you see work as a struggle, the world will step up and play that role for you.

16. Once you are clear on your vision of an ideal world, you can align your work to help bring that vision to life.

17. When you get picky, the pickings get good.

18. Career unhappiness is rarely about ability, and usually about guts.

19. It’s all one big experiment.

20. Your career should feel like home.

21. If you want to do meaningful work, you have to lead with what’s meaningful.

In the comments, let me know what you know to be true about meaningful work.

  1. deemill7@aol.com

    February 27th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I know that meaningful work creates excitement and happiness in day to day life. It produces motivation to “work”, to improve and to learn all I can about the work I feel is meaningful. It lives in my mind, as I am always thinking about and visualizing what to do next. It provides fulfillment in my life that is absent from “just a job” type of work! Meaningful work motivates my desire to improve in other areas of my life; health/diet/exercise/helping others. It creates more self awareness in realizing my own potential. I find that meaningful work teaches me to be more patient and kind and to see that how I treat others is a reflection of me! All in all, meaningful work brings the color into my life! : )

  2. Joselibbers@hetnet.nl

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:39 am

    The effect of meaningfull work feels like being zen with the world, people and myself

  3. dzeigler16@gmail.com

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:21 am

    This is a great list!
    I’d have to say trust your gut and let your work evolve and change as you do.

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    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Everything I do in my business is one big experiment! 🙂 I like to try new things and see what works and what things my followers respond too. A lot of the time, techniques that work for other coaches and entrepreneurs don’t necessarily work for me and my audience. It’s all about figuring out the perfect combination for what I want to do and who I want to serve.

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