How would you like to spend the next 10, 20 or even 30 years of your career feeling like you’ve never worked a day? That is the kind of joy most people long for, and what author Nicholas Lore, who has just updated his 1998 bestseller The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success, says he has done for the past 30 years.
In an interview with Entrepreneur Magazine, Lore notes that one of the stumbling blocks to attaining a career that you love is, surprisingly, your brain:
We listen to the little voice in our brain that is always trying to minimize risk. It is just biology at work trying to keep us safe. The brain doesn’t like risk and does its best to talk you out of anything risky. It wants to instantly return you to your comfort zone.
Lore says that most people spend more time researching what kind of car to buy than answering what he calls “the big wonderful question” of what kind of work they should be doing. He advises those seeking a new career path to find clues in their lives about what excites them, what matters to them, what they care about – even what kind of music they listen to and the TV programs they watch. This, he says, will provide insight into your true passion – but perhaps not in the way you think.
For example, Lore says that his own passion is sailing, but that he would never want to be a charter boat skipper. Instead, he examined what he likes so much about sailing and discovered that sailing requires making hundreds of little decisions while you are doing it. This awakened Lore to the fact of how much he likes constant problem solving — which led to his now 30-year job as a career coach.
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