Recognizing the larger impact of your company can help you sustain your sense of purpose. Learn how to connect your life's purpose with the purpose of your work.
- We write about purpose a lot. And sometimes people say, work is about money. You find purpose in being a great friend, or a great parent, or in your church. Well, I don't buy it. It's a false dichotomy. Purpose is the pull-through thread in every aspect of your life. - Your day job is an integral part of your life, work life, home life. You only really get one life. And the most satisfying life is when you have purpose in all of those aspects.
- So here's a way to think about purpose at work. There's the organizational purpose, which should be about the impact that you're having on customers and constituents. And then there's your job. How does your job, your role, impact the organization? But then there's you. What unique skills and passions do you bring to your job? - [Blond Lady] There's a famous quote, don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the wold needs is people who have come alive.
- So think about what makes your spirit come to life, and how can you connect that to your organization, and more specifically, to your job? - And think about your core skills, the gifts you bring to everything you do. Are you a process person who makes life, well, more smoothly for people? - Or maybe you're a great listener who helps people feel seen and heard. What do your friends treasure about you? That's part of what you can bring to work, whether it's in your job description or not.
For many people, the emotional element, the way you do your job, is how you bring more purpose and meaning into the work place. - That is so true. Like for example, I am introvert, and I'm a good listener. And I'm more of a linear thinker, much to your chagrin sometimes. And I create meaning at work using those skills to help people feel heard and unpack problems into really tactical pieces. - And I'm an extrovert, at times a raging extrovert. And so, I bring energy to people.
I stimulate groups. - And we each bring those elements to our jobs, and more importantly, we bring those to the organization that we run, and that fuels our purpose of our company. - The sweet spot is where the organization, your job, and you meet, whether it's your whole job, or parts of the job, or simply the ethos that you as a human being bring to the task at hand. - And when you choose to bring a sense of purpose and meaning to your job and to your organization, you carry that with you until the rest of your life.
- When you love your job, your whole life lights up.
- Identify the fundamentals of connecting money with meaning at work.
- Examine the art of framing as it pertains to your job.
- Explore ways of utilizing stories to animate a meeting.
- Discover the best steps to use when dealing with naysayers.
- Break down the fundamentals of connecting your life with your work by bringing purpose with you.