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The final quadrant — the nasty old, Southwest. We don’t want to spend a lot of time time down here. This is where, I am sure, some of you have spent some time. These are the quadrants — which is, things you don’t like to do and things you never want to do. Say you were a, say you were thinking of being a teacher, but you suddenly realized that man, you really hate little snot-nosed kids. You just can’t stand them and they aggravate you so much. That’s telling you something, right? You don’t want to be a teacher. Or you don’t want to be a teacher at the elementary level. I know it sounds silly and I often say silly things for the effect that they have. If you don’t like kids, put that on your chart — if you don’t like working with kids. Then you will avoid all the situations where you are forced to work with children. You would be surprised how many people don’t pay attention to something like that. They simply ignore it, because a job is presented. Bam! I got to take it.
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Previously from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North:
- The Northwest Quadrant: What you want
- Thinking about the present
- The Northeast Quadrant: What you do today
- Navigating Your Career Course
- Building the Career You Deserve
- Don’t let your career happen to you
- Don’t be a cog in the machine
- We all have a Career Compass
- Why you should try to find your career north?
- Why a Career Compass?
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