How Understanding Your Core Motivation Will Help You Fulfil Your Hopes and Dreams

5 Questions to Help You Get to the Right Place in Your WorkLife

Resources to help you self-direct your WorkLife learning
Learning Resources From School of WorkLife. Resources to help you self-direct your WorkLife learning.

Are You in the Right Place In Your WorkLife, or Do Many of Your Hopes and Dreams Remain Unfulfilled?

Being in the right job goes right to the heart of our identities, right to the heart of who we are and to our personal well-being. But is it possible to actively shape our lives so that the choices we make will bring about the satisfaction we seek?

WorkLife Change is about choice. It’s about having the courage to make changes. It’s about taking a step back and asking why this isn’t working for you and exploring why you are not completely fulfilled in your WorkLife. It involves taking a hard look at yourself and recognising the sources of pleasure in your WorkLife and the sources of frustration.

Our personal motivation is a much more complex matter than just finding a ‘good skills fit’, and while skills and motivation are related, they’re certainly not the same. Skills can be limited if they’re not energised by an innate motivation. To understand ourselves, we need to see how our core motivational drives work out in every part of our lives, whatever situation we find ourselves in.

Here are a few questions to start your thought process about where you are in your WorkLife right now and where you want to be in the future:

5 Questions to Help You Get to the Right Place in Your WorkLife

▪ What is in your face that you are not facing?

▪ What is the worst that can happen if you face this? What is the worst that can happen if you don’t?

▪ What are you assuming that makes you turn away from this?

▪ What do you already know that you are going to find out in a year? This question requires you to supply and face your own information.

This last question requires you to supply and face your own information.

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POSTSCRIPT

This story was originally published on 30/5/21. I needed to republish it to add updates and also to tell you 

… The Continuing Story …

The pandemic brought about a change in my WorkLife from delivering in-person individual coaching sessions and group workshops to creating resources to help people self direct their WorkLife learning.

In the last three years, I’ve published 30 books and over 200 stories.

Each book and each story is based on real life struggles and successes that people have encountered in their WorkLife. They also detail the exercises that helped navigate through these situations, which are set as assignments for readers to adapt to their WorkLife situations and learning needs.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

My inspiration for creating my work comes from a lifelong passion for learning. My work has taught me that the one thing in life that can never be taken away from you is your learning. 

School of WorkLife Guiding Statement: To create resources that are helpful, insightful and inspiring in helping people to pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, purpose, passion and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes and resources that are accessible to everyone.

The resources I create will help you take ownership of self directing your learning in your own space and in your own time.

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School of WorkLife helps you self-direct your WorkLife learning through resources that have been created to help you to take ownership of your learning in your own space and in your own time. 

What is Self Directed Learning? 

Self-Directed Learning is when an individual is motivated to take the initiative and responsibility on decisions related to their own learning. It is a series of independent actions and judgements free from external control and constraint. 

Resources to Help You Self-Direct Your Learning 

You may find the books below from The School of WorkLife Book Series helpful in meeting your learning needs as a self directed learner. Tap the book title to see a preview of what’s inside each book.

How To Plan Effectively: Professionally and Personally  

How To Be Autonomous in Your Development and Growth

How To Self-Coach, Direct and Lead Effectively

Tap The School of WorkLife Book Series to view the complete collection of books. From here, you can tap on each individual title to see a preview of what’s inside each book.

Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning
Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning

Founder of School of WorkLife, Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning.  These include a Collection of Books which originated from her first book, Your WorkLife Your Way and a  Learn Through Reading Series of Case Studies.  which originated from her latest book WorkLife Book Club. 

That’s the power of writing (and reading, which is an integral part of the craft for writers). It helps you find, develop and tell the right story at the right time in all WorkLife situations – in day-to-day communication: WorkLife and feedback conversations, presentations, talks, and negotiations, at interviews, and when socialising and networking in building and maintaining good relationships. The practice of writing helps you to tell the stories that express who you are in an interesting and engaging way.

 

Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.