Our work really does need to sit well with our values along with our skills, interests, attributes and motivated abilities. Ted’s WorkLife coach took him through a Values Assignment to understand what all of this meant to him in considering a WorkLife change. He was at the point where he knew a change in his WorkLife was necessary to allow him to feel more satisfaction in his work and to have a job that he was proud of.
My love of the arts and learning have been passions for as long as I can remember. Passions that in bringing together have helped me to have clarity on my WorkLife.
Aisling was already planning her next quarterly personal off-site, and until then she had her Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People To Be With, and Things To Do, to work (and play) through, to help her live her life to the full in the short-term, in the knowledge that these actions would help her, in time, to achieve her long-term dreams and aspirations.
Along the path of Aisling’s learning, she discovered the concept of mastering the art of time travel, specifically mental time travel. Through the powers of self-awareness and observation, recognising and acknowledging what was happening in the present – this is what led Aisling to begin her daily journaling practice. Fast forwarding to think about the future, rewinding to think about the past, and using counter-factual thinking to transport herself to an alternative timeline. All of this had given Aisling the capacity to find meaning in the mundane and happiness in the midst of sadness, and make time pass faster or slower at will.
The contrast between old and new, modern and historic has been the secret to Blumenthal’s success. He recognises and appreciates what is good about ‘constant’ and ‘change’. His story demonstrates the argument in favour of both.
As a man who is half historian and half chef, Raichlen recognises and appreciates what is good about ‘constant’ and ‘change’. His story demonstrates the argument in favour of both.
Standard interview responses are along the lines of: “I studied (Major X) because I really wanted to make a difference in (Industry Y), and as you can see from my CV through my last job at (Company Z) I …
Just as Mark used the words written to understand who Eddie is, the people we interact with come to understand our beliefs, values and dreams through the words we use to communicate. Because as people, it’s what we can make with words – ideas, images, hopes, theories, fears, plans, understanding, expectations, a past and a future, culture, ways of seeing …. the list is endless, and the power is simply ‘powerful’.
I truly believe Thinking is the ultimate human superpower. And once people are confident in their ability to think for themselves and believe they have the answers they need within them, this instils the belief they can do for themselves through self-directed learning.
When I begin working with a client who’s considering a WorkLife change, quite often it’s because of a particular turning point in their life and they’ve come to realise that life is too short for them not to be living it fully.