I thought this was really interesting when I read it earlier today. How do we each figure out what it is that we should do with our lives? Of course we all do lots of things, but what about the things that really make us tick, and live a full life? If you haven't figured out a path yet, try this formula and see if it helps.

 

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FIGURE OUT YOUR GIFTS

What are you naturally good at? Motivating people? Cooking? Painting? Making people laugh? Figure out your natural gifts for starters.

FIGURE OUT YOUR PASSIONS

These are the things you really care about. You can be really good at something, and still hate it. What do you truly care about? Do you want to fee the homeless? Have lots of money?

FIGURE OUT YOUR VALUES

These are the things you need to have in your life to make YOU happy. Is it being home, traveling, or having dinner with your family every night?

CALCULATE

Look at your gifts, passions, and values...Now you can start brainstorming career options that fit with your answers under each one. When you find a career that fits all three, it may be a potential career path for you. I think this is a great idea! Try it out...and send me your results to kelly@mix949.com.