There’s a growing interest about how to build a successful career, the days of jobs for life are gone and at one point or another people find themselves venturing into the challenging world of job hunting.
Books like The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannounk provide alternative ways of building up a meaningful way of earning a living, and it’s always worthwhile to reflect upon the advice given by successful people:
Be true to yourself (Anna Wintour)
Be excited about your work (Tom Ford)
Don’t live a limited life, embrace, change, improve it (Steve Jobs)
Don’t give up (Oprah Winfrey)
Stay focused (Barack Obama)
Be confident (Bruce Lee)
Work on your strengths (Roger Federer)
Pay attention to life (Paulo Coelho)
Be empathetic (Meryl Streep)
Work hard (Beyonce)
It’s important to remember we are all unique and need to find our own way. Deepak Chopra suggests we start by answering the following questions:
What creates joy in you? (so much so that you actually loose track of time while doing it)
Who are your heroes?
What kind of contribution do you want to make in the world?
I also find this quote particularly inspiring!
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs