How To Find And Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore [TED VIDEO]
Taking jobs to build your resume is like saving sex for the old age. Statistics show us that over 80% of people don’t enjoy their work. Ask yourself why are you doing the work you do?
3 simple things all world-changers have in common:
- Become a self-expert. Knowing what you want is the key to finding what you are looking for. Knowing what are your unique strengths (Strengths Test http://freestrengthsfinder.workuno.com/1-free-strengthsfinder-test.html). Knowing your values, family, career, health, etc. Make sure that your career path will not clash with your values. Taking note of your experiences. What went right and what didn’t, what do you enjoy, what do you want more in your life.
- Do the impossible and push your limits. Two reasons why people don’t do things: we tell ourselves we can’t do it. Others tell us we can’t do something. Everything that has been done was once thought to be impossible. Prove people wrong with small incremental pushes.
- Surround yourself with passionate people. The fastest way to do impossible things is to surround yourself with people already doing them. If 80% of people don’t like what they are doing then it means that 4 out of 5 people surrounding you are dragging you down.
Using this framework will help us find things that make us passionate, happy, and successful. These 3 key ingredients are 100% under our control. We have to do our work on ourselves to understand where we want to go.
What is the work you can’t not do? Discover that, live it!
Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community at http://LiveYourLegend.net