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What if money was no object?

Watch this short video from Alan Watts talking about how we are getting our relationship to careers wrong in the modern world.

As we have seen, our work has a significant impact on our lives. Depending on our framework, we might have decided the direction of our career based on how much we will potentially earn. Ensuring a stable income and therefore a comfortable life.

By now, it should be clear that money alone will not result in a happy and fulfilling career. Let’s explore this a bit further.

  • Think about why you chose the career that you are currently in?
  • What factors influenced your decision?
  • If you could turn back time, what are some of the factors that you would consider when choosing a career with what you know today?
  • What would you like more/less of? E.g More personal time, less travelling without family
  • Think about your interest when you were younger vs now
  • Has this changed over time or still the same over the years?
  • What is currently lacking in your career to make you feel more fulfilled/happy?
  • Any other thoughts coming to mind?

Take some time to reflect and leave your thoughts in the discussion below. Once complete mark this activity complete. In the next activity, we will examine what our true direction is, by reviewing the Ikigai model. Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means your ‘reason for being’.

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