Are You Alive?

The Gallup Organization polled workers about their jobs and found that only 20% said they get to do (at work) what they do best everyday.  Does this mean 80% of us are unhappy, underemployed, or in the wrong jobs?  Not necessarily, but before you decide a new job or opening up your own shop is the right path, make sure the new option will help you feel alive.

In a recent blog post, Carol Sanford, author of The Responsible Business, offered an exercise in evaluating what helps you feel alive.  To read the content of the post, visit: Aliveness Exercise.

The exercise reminds me of the Seven Stories Exercise made famous by Kate Wendleton and the Five O’Clock Job Club.  Additional  self-assessment projects can be found in books like What Color is Your Parachute?

While there may not be a single best assessment for every person, I do encourage individuals to take time to conduct a thorough evaluation about themselves, career, interests, skills, etc.  Finding a new job is only half the work, finding the right one is a serious undertaking.


About Kevin Monahan

I have 10+ years experience in coaching clients in their career management and career change efforts. Personal career consulting services combined with employer outreach to help find opportunities for both constituents.
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