This blog is for and about you living a life you love, and specifically about choosing a career that fits you perfectly. Take a look below and see how well what you are doing now fits:
- You look forward to going to work most of the time
- You are extremely successful and productive because you are doing what comes naturally to you
- Your work is a natural expression of your talents and personality, so you fit with your work like a duck fits in a pond
- A day on the job leaves you feeling energized, not burned out
- You are proud of what you do
- Work often feels more like play
- You are highly respected at work because you are so good at what you do
- You do not have to pretend to be someone else at work
- The environment you work in brings out your best efforts
- You are on a winning team that is having a great time getting the job done
If you thinking of making a change, you have the real-world experience to know how many of these statement represent your present situation. If you are in an early stage of your career life, you may not. But remember, only about 30% of college graduates of all ages say they like or love their work. Most of the others are living a life of major compromise because they did not know how to choose their career. If you are willing to design work that fits you perfectly (and is achievable), this blog is for you. If you participate, we will put more time into this blog.
It is written by the staff of Rockport Institute, an organization that provides programs and services including to people deciding on their work direction. The main contributor is Rockport founder Nicholas Lore.
Nick Lore’s life is dedicated to assisting people in their quest to live a life they love. With the support of Buckminster Fuller, he founded Rockport Institute (www.rockportinstitute.com), created and named the counseling field of “career coaching” in 1981 with the purpose of creating methods and tools that move people to their goal of choosing the career that fits them perfectly. He is the author of the top-10 bestselling book, The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Life of Satisfaction and Success. His new book is NOW WHAT? The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career. He has been personally commended for excellence by two U.S. presidents. Recently a course mostly based on his work was given at Stanford university.