Are you focusing your energy on what you value most?
Are you spending the majority of your time doing things you love with the people who are most important to you?
What about your career? We spend 33 percent of our daily lives working. Is that major part of your life filled with work that is meaningful, rewarding and a natural extension of who you are?
If your answers to the above questions aren’t a definitive “yes,” I think you’ll want to read on.
Does your career fulfill your personal values?
Have you ever had one or more of the following thoughts?
- “I feel stuck in my career.”
- “Work drains all of my energy.”
- “I am on a career path that is not a good fit for me.”
- “I hate Mondays.”
- “I feel like a fish out of water at my company.”
- “My job is great but I don’t like my company/boss.”
- “I want a job I actually like that also pays me well.”
- “There’s no way I can make money doing what I really want to do.”
- “I wish I could do what I want for a living but I don’t think I’m talented enough.”
- “I don’t even know what makes me happy anymore.”
- “I’m so unmotivated to do anything with my life.”
- “I know what I want to do, I just don’t know how to get there.”
How to go from an unsatisfying job to a meaningful career
If that sounds like you, you’ll be relieved to know there is a cure for the common mundane career and boring life. Though most people are resigned to believing only the lucky few can discover it. They believe that fate is out of their hands, especially when it comes to their work. And they let their unfulfilling careers take a toll on all other aspects of their lives – their mental health, physical health, relationships, friendships, etc.
But if you’ve read this far, I have a feeling you’re not one of those people. You want more for yourself. You have too much pride to settle for a mediocre life that isn’t what you truly desire. Instead, you want a life and a career that allow you the freedom to be the best version of yourself. You want to focus your energy on what you value most.
At one time, you may have been one of those people that believed it wasn’t possible to live the life you really want. Or you may believe it’s possible but aren’t sure how to make it your reality. I can relate because I was there, at times believing it wasn’t possible to have a career that I loved. And at other times believing it was possible but having no idea how to make it happen.
That all changed after I decided to do something crazy – I actually stopped and took time to analyze who I am and what I really wanted to do for a living. (Read more about my story.)
How V/E helps you design a meaningful career that fulfills your personal values
I have great news: You can stop going down that destructive path by simply taking the time to complete a personal audit. You can discover a career specifically designed for you by researching your values, behavior and personality types, character strengths, skills and interests, the people with whom you like to work and the environment in which you thrive.
By completing this personal audit myself, I have designed a career that is aligned with my values and filled with work I love. Now, I’m excited to help you do the same.
As a life coach and creator of Value Over Energy (V/E), I help unfulfilled professionals design meaningful careers that align with their personal values.
If you are ready to take your career to the next level and achieve your professional goals (even the lofty ones), check out the Services and “Design Your Career” program pages get started.
– Travis Snyder
Life Coach, V/E Creator & Architect of “Aha!” Moments