Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for a raise? Should I take a sabbatical? Should I say yes to overtime?But sometimes we miss the biggest choices that will cause us to look back on our careers 20 years from now with pride and contentment — or regret.Here are some of the career choices we often make but will regret deeply in 20 years’ time:Pretending to be something you’re not. Maybe you
Do you ever get uneasy—or even afraid—when you’re close to achieving something big in your life? I do. In our recent relaunch of Platform University, for instance, we started with fewer responses than I anticipated.
Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science — specifically Dr. Edward Deci, hundreds of Self-Determination Theory researchers, and thousands of studies — instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.
Before we make any decision - particularly one that will be difficult to undo - we’re understandably anxious and focused on identifying the best option because of the risk of being “wrong.” But a by-product of that mindset is that we overemphasise...
When we no longer have a purpose, but become a purpose
Lisa McCarthy's insight:
It’s a question of us uncovering a deep, authentic purpose inside us – a purpose which is natural to us, which is an expression of our innate potentials and inclinations – and aligning ourselves to it. Then we become the channel for a purpose which is flowing through us. Rather than us carrying the purpose forward, the purpose begins to carry us. We may not even have a clear idea about what our purpose is – but we trust it, and allow it to flow through us.