Over the weekend I had the chance to talk to a few scout counselors for Plast, a Ukrainian scouting organization whose mission is to develop honest and hardworking individuals who possess personal responsibility, self-discipline and leadership skills, which will help them to eventually find a career. The counselors were worried that attendance in their weekly meetings was very low. They pondered ways to motivate their thirteen to seventeen year-old scouts to attend their weekly meetings.
At first, they felt that the best way to increase attendance was to use various advertising and marketing strategies to out-compete other activities such as soccer practice or parties with friends. However, they finally realized that the best way to motivate each scout is to help him/her understand how the activities at the weekly meetings help develop character traits of the individuals they want to become.
How You Can Apply These Lessons
If you are having difficulty finding a job or finding a career, you could benefit from a similar paradigm shift in your approach. Many of my articles talk about the practical side of making good career decisions, but this article focuses on connecting your personal life goals to your career choice. If you purchase my system, you can read much more about your per
sonal ambitions and aligning it with your career choices. But here is a small taste of what you should consider:
- Who do you admire and why? Think about individuals you respect and admire. What similar character traits do they have? Are they impeccably dressed? Are they good speakers? Are they interesting? Do they tell good stories? Are they honest? Hardworking? Are they effective motivators?
- What do you want to accomplish? What is your mission in life? Do you want to raise a happy family? Be the CEO of a large company? Do you want to be rich? Do you want to travel? Do you want to impact the world? Do you want to improve the environment?
- What character traits do you need to accomplish your life goals? Should you mimic the individuals you admire (question 1)? Should you be honest? Do you need to be a good leader, motivator, speaker?
- If you had unlimited funds, what would you do with it and why? Would you travel? Would you buy a yacht and sail around the world? Would you donate 90% of it to charity?
- And finally, what kind of career will get you there?
Although each one of these questions is difficult the answer, the fifth one should be the easiest of all. Once you understand who you want to be and why, it will be much easier for you to find a career that will help you develop your individuality.
If you want to read more about finding your individuality and a career that supports it, read more about my system.
Happy Hunting and best of luck with your new mission to find a career that suits you perfectly.