[This is an Occupational Adventure Blast from the Past!]
Want a quick and easy question to help you get a perspective on your career? Try this one:
"Is this where the joy is?"
Take a look at the choices you're making, and ask yourself, "Is this where the joy is?" First take a look at your overall job (or your last job, if you're in the job search). Ask the question. Be honest. If it's not, it might be time to start taking a look at making some changes.
Now take a look at the different aspects of your job. Ask yourself again, "Is this where the joy is?" You might find that some things really do turn your crank, while others leave feeling vaguely like a dead fish. If you're not in a place where you're ready to make a career change, is there any way you can turn up the volume on any joy-laden activity you identify, and reduce the amount of dead fish activity?
It's a simple question that can spark some serious insights. And as always, follow it up with my favorite question, "Why?"
Time for a career change? Launch it with...
The Occupational Adventure Guide:
A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams
by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst