Looking for a Job? Why Work?
In his marketing blog, Seth Godin answers the question – “Why work?” – as follows:
- For the money
- To be challenged
- For the pleasure/calling of doing the work
- For the impact it makes on the world
- For the reputation you build in the community
- To solve interesting problems
- To be part of a group and to experience the mission
- To be appreciated
He ends with the question: “Why do we always focus on the first?”
If you are working, why are you working? If you are not working, why do you want to work? Which of the eight reasons resonate for you, or do you have different reasons?
Although most of us spend at least 8 hours a day at work, few of us pause to consider our reasons. Understanding why you work (or why you want to work where you want to work) allows you to bring intentionality to your work.
If you don’t know what your intentions are, you may not create the results you want from your work, or you may create them… by accident. We challenge you to know your reasons and work (or find work) with intention!
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