We’ve all heard about – and perhaps lived – the fact that the modern reality of work means that people are and will continue to change not just their jobs but their careers.
While I think I’m about on my 3rd or 4th profession at this point in my late-30’s, I’ve realized that while my work or profession has changed, my avocation has not:
I work with individuals or groups to help them define their issue or problem, and create and implement their own answers.
It’s a definition that sums up my best skills, from my work with kids as an outdoor educator, to a member of a diabetes research team, to a community health organizer, to a manager and supervisor, to a professional coach.
I’m a facilitator of ideas and action. And others see and count on these skills too: a collaborator of mine told me recently I was her "catalyst".
What I know is that these qualities, these values of mine, will stay with me regardless of what work I do, and that they are my real job in life.
So, what is your real work in life?
What do others count on you for?