Do You Have a Job or a Career?

Do what you love

It’s a simple question that most of my coaching clients get as soon as I ask it.

Most of the time, they answer right away.

The subtle difference between a job and a career is that a job is something you do for the money, and a career is work you do because you care about the results.

A career helps you become a better person and help people you care about.

For most of my life, I was stuck in a job. This changed in 2011 when I was laid off.

“You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey

I know no career is perfect. Most careers have moments of desperation in them. Moments when you feel like throwing in the towel – usually right before you make a connection with someone who believes in you.

The difference between doing work you love and doing work that you don’t love is that work you love is helping people and/or causes that you care about.

That’s the start of it all.  Or at least it was for me when I started Work Happy Now and then my second business Domino Connections.

Your Turn

Please share…Who do you enjoy helping and why do you want to help them? (Let us know in the comment section)

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2 thoughts on “Do You Have a Job or a Career?”

  1. I have a job. I know I love to help others find resources they need and create events that make one feel good and loved. Not sure how to make it a career.

  2. Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker

    Hi Karen! I’m actually putting out a guide in a couple weeks to help you with how to get started on doing work you are passionate about and plays to your strengths.

    In the meantime… you should think about what kind of project you could create over the next 30 days. Who would you like to help and how can you start taking action to help them?

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