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Ask yourself, "what would your ideal job title be when you retire?"


August 3, 2013

If you're like me, what you do is probably inextricably tied to who you are, so this question really gets down to fundamental character. Are you a healer? Teacher? Communicator? The closer your job description aligns with your fundamental character, I believe, the happier you will be.
I was asked this recently. After some thought, I came up with Chief Connector of Complimentary Minds and Ideas - a title that speaks to my excitement when I've facilitated a connection or partnership that genuinely works to benefit those involved, and my ability to identify ideas that solve problems.
What about you?



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  • Erna

    Ah ha moment: I would never actually retire from my ideal "job" description.

  • Vincent Nguyen

    That's a tough question because truthfully I have no idea what job I'd want. However, what I do know is what lifestyle I want as a result of my career. I want something that will allow me to work from anywhere I'd like, whenever I'd like, and of course get me pumped every morning to get back to work.

    • Erna

      it is a tough question, but it's a good question. And, like me, I expect many people will find that the answer doesn't read like a typical job title at all.
      I love that you admit you don't know what job you want. When I was in college, I knew I wanted to write, so I automatically thought that meant I would have to be a writer. Now, I still love to write, but I understand that it's really because that is my vehicle to help connect others. I'm still figuring out how to do that every day : )
      I really enjoy your posts, by the way. I imagine you will have no problem achieving the technomadic lifestyle you desire.

      • Vincent Nguyen

        I'm glad you enjoy them! My fingers are crossed for finding something I want to do forever. :)