The advice that I will share today is from the book “30 Lessons for Living“. The book is written by Karl Pillemer
What’s the book about:
Author has reached out to hundreds of elder Americans – who have lived their life and are at the last stage of their life.
Author Refers to them as “Experts” since these are people who have lived their life and have faced all sort of Good & Bad Experience.
Based on the inputs from these Experts and their life, following are the Five Career Advice, the Oldest Americans have shared to have a better – fulfilling career.
1) Choose a Career for the intrinsic rewards, not the financial ones
The biggest career mistake people make is selecting a profession based only on potential earnings. A sense of purpose and passion for one’s work beats a bigger paycheck any day
2) Don’t give up on looking for a job that makes you happy
According to experts, persistence is the key to finding a job you live. Don’t give up early.
3) Make the most of a bad job
If you find yourself in a less-than-ideal work situation, don’t waste the experience; many experts learned invaluable lessons from bad jobs
4) Emotional Intelligence trumps every other kind
Develop your interpersonal skills if you want to succeed in workplace. Even people in the most technical professions have their careers torpedoed if they lack emotional intelligence
5) Everyone Needs Autonomy
Career satisfaction is often dependent on how much autonomy you have on the job. Look for the freedom to make decisions and move in a direction that interest you, without too much control from the top.
When you wake up in the morning, you should be looking forward to your Job (not exactly every day 🙂 but in general)
If not, you might want to check if you are following the above 5 advice and take actions.