I absolutely loved this TEDx talk by Priya Parker, who designs visioning labs and creates techniques to encourage people to “reboot” into work they are truly passionate about.
Much of the talk, certainly, is only applicable to a small percentage of people – the elite, who are lucky enough to have jobs, and to have lucrative positions. Parker talks about investment bankers, management consultants, and corporate lawyers. I acknowledge that this is a bit problematic and sidesteps the challenges faced by much of the world in securing gainful and non-exploitative employment. Yet, Parker acknowledges this herself — and I think that many of the fears she describes — of the unknown, of instability, apply to many of us, not just the 1%. And for those of us lucky enough to have choice and option in the work we do, I believe it offers some useful tips and suggestions on doing meaningful work. I hope you come away energized and inspired, as I was.