Finding My Calling

How to Find My Calling

Creating Impact

Creating the perfect job for yourself begins with making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. There are tons of ways to do that.

The easiest way to start thinking about it is this: what is the Venn-diagram overlap area between your unique skills, your interests, and what the world needs? In other works, what is the unique contribution that you are positioned to offer the world?

The trick about your career search is that it’s not about where you went to school, or how many millionaire businesspeople you’re neighbors with. More than anything, building your career means reflecting on what you actually want. 

Most people think they know what they want. But push back a little – really ask them to ask themselves – and they start to waffle. 

 

Start By Reflecting

This diagram – Finding My Calling – can help you visualize where to start looking. It’s not just about what you like to do; what others are looking for also really matters. And it’s not just about what you’re good at; it’s critical to take your longer-term goals into account. 

Take a moment and think about these five areas. Where might your calling be?