Dan Pink, Author, entrepreneur, and mind-bender.
Dan is the author of six provocative books about business and human behavior. His multiple award-winning books help us understand the science behind productivity and career happiness.
on this episode
People these days are always talking about working in your passions as the key to career happiness.
But is passion really a sustainable feeling?
Is it TRULY the ticket to a meaningful career?
Dan Pink — NY Times Bestselling author of books like Drive and When — DOESN’T think so. Instead, Dan has bigger ideas about the science behind career happiness.
What You’ll Learn
- What science says about your work/life balance
- Why Dan Pink went to law school and never practiced law – wtf?
- How life is like a dimmer switch (and why that matters for your career happiness)
- Passion or contribution – why one of these matters so much more than the other?
- Why getting UNPASSIONATE is sometimes the Key to Career Happiness
I think what helped me the most was focusing on my strengths and the connections that this process, the whole happened here, the career change bootcamp, those connections that basically you're prompted to go reconnect with people right? So, that helped me the most because the roller coaster that I was on with the role that I was in that I was trying to exit from, again, it realizing that people had a positive view of me and that they saw things that maybe I didn't see in myself really helped me articulate who I already was and who I wanted to be in my next role, if that makes sense.
I wanted to thank you because you have helped me land a job that is more fulfilling in every way than a job I thought I could have had before I met you. The work you did and the techniques you taught me literally changed my life.
Sometimes you just need someone who has done these things before to make it easier. Scott’s advice allowed me to get exactly what I wanted out of my new job!
My brain always goes 'Well, what's the worst that could happen?' And that was another one of the exercises from Figure Out What Fits and once you realize what the worst that can happen is, it's not really that bad. In the big scheme of things, it might knock it back for a minute or two, but it's not not a biggie. They have not found it to happen yet. So I've just been pleasantly surprised every step of the way.
Getting clear on what I wanted helped me to recognize how perfect this opportunity was when it came along and the choice to switch was a no-brainer. Thanks for doing the work you do!
If you're stuck, if you want to know what to do, go listen to this podcast, it will change your life. And I was thinking, "great, okay." And then of course, I go to the website, and everything that I read, it was like, "Yes, this is what I've been looking for."
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