How Finding a Purposeful Career is Self-Love

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How Finding a Purposeful Career is Self-Love

By Tori Glaude

For the month of February, the TSB family is covering everything related to self-love! When it comes to working, we spend almost a quarter of our lives pursuing an education to prepare for work and then a majority of our lives working in our careers. Many of us have been exposed to people spending their lives being financially dependent on their retirement, pension or social security income. Needless to say, it is important for us to have career goals that reflect the kind of people that we want to be, given that we spend most our time in a 9-5 position.

Read on to find out how living your ideal career is one of the ultimate ways to love yourself.

You take pride in doing what you love.

Being in a career where you have a strong desire and passion shows through in all of your work. From the moment you step into work until the moment you get off from work, you feel accomplished knowing that on each day you put your best foot forward. In the words of author Napolean Hill, “If you can’t find a job you love, then you should create one.”

Whether it’s a business that you want to begin or move up the ladder in a corporate role, you should start acting as if you’re already in these roles. Mentally preparing is key. It’s also OK if you do not know what you want to do yet. However, it is important to think about the roles in your life that bring out the best in you.

This career allows you the freedom to express yourself.

Finding a career that you love is important because you find a part of who you are (or who you want to become) through the job that you choose. In order for your personal growth to happen, your long-term goals in life will feel more fulfilling if you are making money doing what you really want to do in life. One way to find what career allows you to be yourself is to take a look into your personal interests. What hobbies do you like to do? Do you have any side projects? What skills do your friends compliment you the most on? What fascinates you the most about life? Do you have a talent that you would love to showcase? Once you think through these questions, you will be closer to finding a job that could lead you to paid opportunities.

For me, I’ve always found passion in helping people with their problems. Whether it’s career, relationship, or personal development goals that people are in need of, I found a unique way to really help people create changes in their lives. After hosting a vision board party a few months ago, my passion finally clicked. I knew with an unwavering faith that my purpose is to be a life coach, which would bridge me as a person and professional in the field of helping others invoke meaningful change in their lives. Allow yourself to fall in love with what success looks like and what makes you come alive.

“Choose a job you love, and you never have to work.”

When it comes to self-discovery in your career, the questions you must ask yourself are: Could I picture myself doing this career for the rest of my life? Do I want to be an entrepreneur or work with a company that is aligned with my goals? Where can I see myself professionally in the next 5-10 years (I know this is an interview question, but it is good to imagine and reflect on a job that deeply interests you).

Having a career that you love doesn’t have to be a daunting decision. It can give you the freedom to be with your family more, travel, work remotely, make the income you deserve, and love yourself!