© Alternative Futures Press, 2003
Real Work: Finding career and life fulfillment!
There are as many options as there are occupations but first we
need to take back real control of our lives. A healthy and vital
career begins with accepting the fact that we actually do have a
choice, and then deciding what we want to accomplish. We need
to look closely at our decision-making process, including how to
go about making choices. We need to be practical because we
live in the real world, but we do not need to live up to anyone
else's expectations. We need to stop evaluating ourselves accord-
ing to what other people think, or have achieved. We need to
look within and ask ourselves what kind of life we really want.
When our work becomes a reflection of that life, we will be on the
The following are a few suggestions that will help keep you on the
right path -- the path towards achieving what I call Real Work.
Discover your real work
1. Work from your strengths.
This is an easy one, but it's surprising how many people overlook
it. The universal man or woman who can do everything equally
well is a myth, a creation of popular Western culture's fixation with
heroes. We are actually all very different people. Each one of us
has different talents, strengths and abilities. These are what I call
our core comfort zones.
Finding Your Work
19 © Alternative Futures Press, 2003 Real Work: Finding career and life fulfillment! The following are a few suggestions that will help keep you on the right path -- the path towards achieving what I call Real Work.