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After spending a glorious day working on set of a primetime television show, I came home and had an outrageous thought: “I’m not sure I want to do this anymore.”
I had chased my dream career of being an actor for a decade, and was making real headway. But at the literal end of the day, I longed to do work that felt like it mattered more.
Acting had been my passion since I was a kid, so when I was ready for a new career, I went back to my passions to find something I could love just as much. But every time I experimented with something new, it didn’t work out like I thought it would.
Since I couldn’t figure out how to do something I loved, I feared I would be stuck in a job that didn’t use my heart or my head. Cue the despair of turning your future over to the craigslist job section.
One afternoon I sat down at my desk at home, pulled out a blank sheet paper, and wrote down the things I loved to do. Staring at that sheet of paper, I had an idea that changed the course of my career and life:
“What if it’s less about what you do, and more about why you do it?"
In that moment, I knew I could stop trying to monetize my passions and focus on something much stronger: my sense of purpose.
That realization lead me to a career I love, and is the foundation of my approach to careers to this day.
I’m Laura Simms, a career strategist obsessed with making meaningful work accessible to everyone.
If you’re like I used to be, you’ve been trying to build a career based on a jumble of half-truths and broke-down conventional wisdom. You have to understand the principles of meaningful work before you can find it.
To that end, I created a free course called The Essentials of Meaningful Work that you can take in about 5 minutes a day.