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Meaning, Purpose and You

In coaching sessions around career planning I have a "go to" question set that I share with my client to provide a lens with from which to view their situation

Rainwater atop a traffic bollard in Singapore

Questions to ask yourself

  • When do you experience flow? (Flow is being "in the zone", "in the pocket"; time passes unusually you have little or no sense of self, your tasks seem effortless and you are hyper focused)

  • Where are you when you experience this feeling? The office, a forest, a stage or a screen?

  • Who are you surrounded by? Picture the people in that place - put names and roles to them

  • Imagine a group of people sitting around a table and they are trying to solve a problem, a complex problem that has been insolvable for quite some time. Suddenly one of the people looks up and says, "you know who can help us solve this?" and they say your name

    1. Who are the people? and

    2. What is the problem they are trying to solve?

Finding the answers to those questions won't tell you what to do, but they act as a tool for your unconscious mind to nudge you in the right direction. Career planning is as much art as it is science. Questions like those above help shape your search and conversations.

Good luck!

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