We featured this list in a roundup a few week ago and it has been the most popular download so far! Here is a bit more about the guide to finding your passion and additional resources to help you find your dream job.
Scott Dismore at Live Your Legend has put together a list of 27 questions to help you figure out your passion. Here are a few questions that stood out to us:
- What are you ridiculously good at? What are your precious gifts?
- When was the last time you massively over delivered on something? What was it and why did you work so damn hard?
- When was the last time you were in a state of flow, in the zone and totally lost track of time? What were you doing?
- What topics do you find yourself continuously arguing or defending with others? What beliefs does your stance represent?
- Out of all your current work roles, what would you gladly do for free?
- What do your friends always tell you you’d be good at, that you should do for a living (i.e. “he’d make a great…)? If you don’t remember, then go ask five of them.
- What careers do you find yourself dreaming of? What jobs do others have that you wish were yours?
- What 3-5 dream jobs or businesses can you imagine that would firmly embody your core beliefs about the world. Sky’s the limit.
Of course, finding your passion isn’t just a one-time activity. To keep exploring this topic, here are a few other conversations and resources:
- What if your day job is not your passion? Tips for exploring new opportunities and figuring out what you do want to do.
- How can you find a job if you don’t have passion? Insights from a debate on NPR.
- Beyond passion: How to gain experience that will make you irresistible to nonprofits.
- Is passion enough to change the world? Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You, tells us the difference between a mission-driven career and a passion.
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by Allison Jones