I’ve worked extensively with both life coaches and corporations (like Starbucks Russia and Heineken). Everyone talks about the importance of finding ‘happiness’ through doing the work you love.
And yet, nobody really gives a definite framework on how to achieve it. For most of my teenage and young adult life, I struggled with finding fulfillment in work myself. I worked (a lot)— but I was not sure whether what I was doing really made me happy. I was not sure whether it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
And I sure know I am not alone in this.
Over the past two years, I’ve interviewed or produced more than 100 YouTube interviews with happy and successful people of all shapes and sizes: life coaches, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, HR-directors, travelers, etc… and if I sum up the two key lessons they’ve taught their audience, it’s this.
In order to find what you love, you’ve got to:
Try as many things as possible, and
Know yourself well — through constant self-reflection, and instruments, like MBTI.
Great. Now what?