Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Working with People in Their Dream Jobs

When you work with passionate people, you get better results! People who are in their ideal careers are more motivated, more innovative and more fun than people just in a job for a paycheck.

If you need further convincing, check out my latest post on MarthaStewart.com on the Radio Blog! You'll get the see the amazing work of two of my career coaching clients - Designer Trisha Ginter and Photographer Ann Wilkinson and my travel writer husband Craig (also pursuing his ideal career.)

Every customer, every recruiter, every employer wants to hire people who are in their ideal careers. It's the best way to create lasting job security and Trisha, Ann and Craig are all great examples. Hope you enjoy reading it and Happy 4th of July!

What do you think? Do you agree that if you follow your passion, success will follow you? Post your comments and experiences working with talented people!

4 comments:

Paige said...

The way that peole define success is personal and unique. Some people define success simply, doing what they love, what they went to school for, or helping others. Others may define success as making lots of money, or having a "big" title and driving a fancy car. I believe that if you follow your passion, success WILL follow.

I'd love to hear more stories about your "success"ful clients...

Maggie Mistal said...

Very important point Paige - it's definitely not one-size-fits-all when it comes to the ideal career. But that's what makes for success stories. No one else can be you! Focus your career on who you are and what you do best and you create a niche market all you're own!

Here's another success story you might appreciate:
http://maggiemistal.blogspot.com/search/label/Coaching%20Careers

Barry said...

Being passionate about your work and being ideal are two different ideas. You appear to use these words to mean the same thing.

I can be passionate about my work or project but not be ideal. No level of passion will help me achieve the desired results if I don't bring a variety of other prior accomplishments and traits to the table.

Also, I can be ideal for a job and yet lack the passion to achieve the desired results. Not good.

You must have both plus a bunch of other elements that enable you to "self-actualize" and deliver great results. I realize these are your opinions and not based on substantive research.

There has been a wealth of content published on what it takes to achieve results and what it takes to be "happy" in your job. Tying some of that research into your comments would be very helpful.

Maggie Mistal said...

Thanks for your comment Barry and you are spot on about the ideal career being multifaceted. I couldn't agree more! If I mislead you, please accept my apologies.

When I work with people through Soul Search in finding their ideal career, I incorporate work on what they love to do, their unique gifts and talents, skills they wish to utilize, their mission/purpose in life, their preferred working conditions. Everyone has a unique set of responses to these elements that make up their ideal career.

If there's research you've found that points to other connections, please let me know. I am always interested in learning new things and ideas!

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