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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Four. Pathway of Values

 

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“My vision gave me the necessary inner strength.  I wouldn’t have been able to do anything else because I would have felt like a dead person walking if I had renounced my life calling.” Mariana Galarza

The paths of concern, talent and effect [links] are all pretty tangible driving forces to follow.  As we have said in previous posts, any path to a meaningful career needs the right combination of head and heart.

When it comes to our fourth path – the path of values – we are looking at something much deeper to our core.  Our values come into everything we do and how we do it, but sometimes they are so strong, they define first and foremost what we do.

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Three. Pathway of Effect

 

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“If you want to change things you need to join an organisation that makes change its goal!” Thilo Bode

Following on from the Path of Talent and Path of Concern, we move on this week to our third pathway to a meaningful career – the Path of Effect.

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part Two. Pathway of Talent

 

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“Very few people can actually treat an adult as an adult.  I treat everyone in my company as an adult.” Charles Maisel

Following on from our first post, Pathway of Concern, today we’re going to take a look at the Pathway of Talent.

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Business Model You

 

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A Business model describes the rationale of how an organisation creates, delivers, and captures value.  In most cases, it’s the result of a conscious process of designing a long-lasting organisation.

When it comes to our professional life, our plan is often the result of coincidences, or just a matter of “finding the next job”.  But what if we thought about our careers in a more careful and structured way?

 

What does your personal business model look like?

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5 Pathways to a Meaningful Career : Part One. Pathway of Concern

 

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“I think the hardest and most challenging thing for an entrepreneur is to find the inner strength to keep going, the belief that the goal is possible.” Karen Tse

As we talked about in How to find a Meaningful Career, pursuing a meaningful career is a lot about aligning your head and heart and putting that to action through your work.

 

So, what can guide you and pull you on this journey?

And, what can be the driving motivation when challenges arise and light that keeps you going in the hard times?

We’ve spent a lot of time researching this over the last few years; through our work on The Future Makers book and the stories on our online portal, thefuturemakers.net.

Based on close to 300 in-depth conversations, we’ve identified five paths that people tend to follow when deciding to shape their careers with positive impact.

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3 steps to finding out what really matters to you in 2014

 
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To say that we live in turbulent times, would be an extreme understatement. Among the sea of big and small happenings – what is truly relevant for each of us?

What can we plan and where do we need to go with the flow?

Where can we have real, positive impact and where do we just get distracted and seduced?

When waters are stormy, questions come up.

 

What matters really?

Often, the answer is not as complex as it seems. 

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