A career is something that you create, rather than a pre-existing role that you step into. Finding a fulfilling career can be one of life’s most important tasks..Some of the benefits can be the feeling that you are not really working, you have more energy, you feel that your time is well spent and that you are contributing to society and your personal development.This can also benefit family and friends who spend time with you.

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So how do find out what will make you fulfilled ?


Here are some simple steps that may help:


 Define your values.
Values are what make you tick. They are what you are passionate about. For example some values could be

  • Contribution
  • Intimacy in relationships
  • Fun/Excitement /adventure
  • Giving or receiving love/being valued
  • Comfort
  • Health
  • Achievement


 Figure out your mission.

Forget about where you are now, and even where you’ll be in one, five or 10 years. Who do you want to BE? Don’t worry about the exact job you’ll have. Focus on how you can use your strengths to create value for people.


 Align Goals with your values.

Alignment means making sure that your goals can truly work with your values.


 Admit it if there’s something wrong.


Unblock yourself, admitting that perhaps, things really aren’t as fine as you say they are. If you’re unhappy, don’t ignore it. Admit there’s something wrong and work to solve the root of the problem instead of letting things continue unsettled.



What you are good at? Write a list of your proficiencies, including specific tasks.

So ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you utilizing your best skills?
  • Are you exercising your main passions?
  • Are you working in an atmosphere that is conducive to your creativity?
  • Are you getting something meaningful from your job?


If all your answers aren’t yes, maybe you should change something about your career choice.


 Passion: an intense desire and enthusiasm for something. 

What gets your juices flowing? What is it that you see others doing that gives you that pang in your gut cause you know thats what you want to be doing? What lights you up to talk about?


Most surveys in the West reveal that at least half the workforce are unhappy in their jobs. One cross-European study showed that 60 per cent of workers would choose a different career if they could start again. In the United States, job satisfaction is at its lowest level — 45 per cent — since record-keeping began over two decades ago.


 A better work-life balance.

According to research from Cleveland State University, workers who exercise on a regular basis will earn 9% higher pay than those who do not. Not only that, fit workers tend to be more satisfied in their work. With a healthy body, you’re able to be more productive and focused, bringing energy to work every day. Treat your body like an investment, and you can find more happiness and fulfillment in your career.


 A healthy money relationship

You can’t be happy in your work if you let money rule you. It’s truly that simple.



“If you put in the effort to find your passion, it will drive you.” Monica Sender



 Minimize stress.

Everyone experiences stress. At reasonable levels, stress can stimulate you to perform well. At unreasonable levels, it does the opposite.


 Be positive.

People think of optimism and pessimism as permanent states, but they are explanatory styles. We can learn to push ourselves into optimistic explanatory styles by explaining what happens to us in a positive way. It makes people feel better and it’s a good way to talk to ourselves.



We can easily find ourselves pursuing a career that society considers prestigious, but which we are not intrinsically devoted to ourselves — one that does not fulfill us on a day-to-day basis.”



 Let go Office Gossip.

It can destroy relationships and trust. Be straightforward with your coworkers, and keep rumors to yourself. It will help you to enjoy healthier relationships at work and feel better about the people you work with every day. 


 Give yourself time out.

If it’s been a while since you truly enjoyed your work or other important aspects of your life, give yourself a break.



It’s just way better than not prioritising.


Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies – Albert Camus.


Finding work with a soul has become one of the great aspirations of our age. … We have to realize that a vocation is not something we find, it’s something we grow — and grow into.


It is common to think of a vocation as a career that you somehow feel you were “meant to do.” I prefer a different definition, one closer to the historical origins of the concept: a vocation is a career that not only gives you fulfillment — meaning, flow, freedom — but that also has a definitive goal or a clear purpose to strive for attached to it, which drives your life and motivates you to get up in the morning.  –Roman Krznaric


 Get Creative!

Could your current routine use a tune-up? Get creative with new solutions and ideas for growing your career and doing things differently.


Which of these tips need your attention most today?


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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