How to Find and Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore [VIDEO]

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Ask yourself why are you doing the work you do.

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.


How To Find And Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore at TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) – YouTube.

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

3 simple things all world-changers have in common:

1. 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). 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.

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If you know what you want, then you can lead a life where work is not work. When you achieve that, then you don’t wait for weekends to get away from it all. You find your work interesting and sometimes you may even want to work on your weekends and vacations. Not because you have to, but because you want to do it.

Next step: Make a list of your interests. and then take the Strengths Test.

2. 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.

The keys to doing the impossible are small steps and persistence. It is unbelievable what you can accomplish if you choose to improve just one thing every day. Improve just 1% every week, and you will be 67% better same time next year. And 3x your current level the year after that.

Next step: Select one easy thing that you do daily and improve it by 1% every day. No breaks.

3. 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.

Like-minded people will help you keep on track and achieve your goals. They will also complement your weaknesses. You can get motivation and support from your peers who have the same goals and values as you do.

Next step: Find a person who could help you to reach your goals. Ask for help. Today.

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Priit Kallas, FixWillpower

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Aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way will be particularly comforted by Sivers straight talk and transparency. He reminds you that anything you want is within your reach.


Take your first step now

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. Work is a responsibility that gives our lives meaning. Doing something that gives value to others and improves us is the goal you should attain to.

What is the work you really want to do? Discover that! Then live it!

The steps listed above are the way how to find a career you love.

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Priit Kallas

Founder of I created FixWillpower to help you reach your goals.I have struggled my entire life to be consistent and avoid procrastination. The goal is to have a good life, do the things you love and get your results with minimum effort.FixWillpower website is about how I create motivation and productivity in my life.I write about the tools and techniques, best books, scientific research, and everything else that helps you move faster and stay on track.Minimum effort doesn’t mean slacking off. Minimum effort is about effectiveness and productivity. If there is a way to reach a goal in a shorter time or with less exertion, then you should use that.I will help you be smarter and reach goals faster. About FixWillpower

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  1. August 1, 2013

    […] To do that list the things that you are interested in. Check out this post Improve Your Life #26: Make a List of Your Interests. And be sure to check out this video How To Find And Do Work You Love by Scott Dinsmore. […]

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