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Video: Create a job unique to your many interests from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

February 10th, 2015

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And sometimes, we need to take the — we need to stand and have the courage to look to those edges of things and say “Hey, that’s something that’s really cool that’s happening over here where these 2 things bump up together. Maybe I can make something of that.” We’re not stuck in the standard job rules of saying “This is Job A. This is Job B. All jobs are pre-defined. They all come with their own list of requirements.” No. You can make jobs up. You can find places where you interests interact and find a job that falls in that sliver of compatibility for you. Where not only are you interested in the job for this reason, but also for this reason. To me, the more combinations of your interests you can find in a given job, the better you will like that job, because it will engage you to your highest degree. You won’t be using just this part of your brain. You’ll be using your whole brain. It won’t be using just your fingers to type on a keyboard. It will be using the part of your mind that knows numbers and figures and accounting or art design or whatever. I think that, oftentimes, we miss those opportunities because we do get stuck in that kind of rigid thinking of this job and this job and this job.


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