Are you satisfied with your current job? In this Expert Insight Interview, Misha Rubin discusses career transformation and how to find a meaningful and fulfilling career. Misha Rubin is Mastermind at The Career Leap, helping professionals, leaders, and CEOs to find meaning and fulfillment at their jobs.
The interview discusses:
- Defaulting to a job
- Being aware
- Making a change
- Identifying a career
Many people default to jobs because of security, leaving passion and fulfillment for later. From early childhood, we get educated on so many topics, but when the time comes to get the first job, nobody talks to us about which criteria to use in a job search. Indeed, our very first job is when we make the first mistake. Since our first job sets a particular direction for us and gives us our first skills and experiences, it should reflect at least in some way who we are. Once we get skilled and experienced in one particular area, the more we start to invest in it.
Luckily, there is a method to discover what career can bring you a sense of meaning and fulfillment. The first step is to get to know yourself and become aware of your values and beliefs. The leaders, the organization, and the industry you work in should align with your values and beliefs. If you are currently not satisfied with your job, then there is a disbalance between your values and your work environment.
Make a Change
There is a belief in our society that a meaningful and fulfilling job does not bring any money. The key is to confront the career mediocrity trend. If your current job is not who you are anymore, be brave to leave it. Once you understand what inspires you, the platform of discovering new opportunities will open up for you.
Some people are particularly reluctant to change because they have people financially relying on them. But, approaching your partner or a family member is essential because you need a support system around you.
The New Career
The second step of the method is exploring and making a list of where and what you could be doing. Nowadays there are so many new jobs created and new demands. Also, the expansion of virtual work created so many opportunities regardless of physical location. Thus, this is an excellent time for taking a leap and changing your career.
Your new career does not have to be in a different industry. There are various aspects of the same industry that can wake up passion in you. For instance, besides working in Wall Street, there are other opportunities to work in financial services, such as small innovative companies which try to reinvent the industry by being more consumer-oriented.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.