WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Drive Your Vision And Motivated Abilities

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book Of The Week is: How To Drive Your Vision And Motivated Abilities.

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: Finding His Vision And Motivated Abilities At His Later Stage Of WorkLife

James’s story of creating a Consultancy WorkLife that honoured what was important to him: Intellectual stimulation, travel & giving back.

Monday

As a result of the economic crisis, James’s job was made redundant. He was at a point in his WorkLife where he wasn’t quite ready to retire, but he was ready to begin to wind his work down. He wanted to make more time for what was important to him in his life outside of work. 

Tuesday

To understand his vision and motivated abilities, James took a step back. He examined his skills, knowledge and experience, and considered how these were transferable in supporting him into a new WorkLife in line with his dreams and ambitions, interests, values, and plans.

Wednesday

Financially James was in a good place. He did however have a bucket list of things he wanted to achieve in his life, which included travelling to interesting destinations with his wife. He also wanted to give something back to society, and in some way make a difference. 

Thursday 

It was important for James to remain intellectually stimulated through his work. He enjoyed his work and his industry. He wanted to continue working, just not in the same vein as before. He wanted to retain the social aspect it provided, and he needed it to fund his bucket list.

Friday

James explored and considered ways he could design his work to achieve what he wanted. He had an extensive network with contacts throughout the world, including Russia, one of the destinations he aspired to travel to. Being sociable he began connecting with people and soon ..

Saturday 

Offers began to come through for consultancy work, including work in Russia. To facilitate his plans, James decided to take on assignments that would demand a commitment of several months at a time. Then he would take time off to fulfil something on his bucket list and give back.

Sunday

James has been able to count on his previous employer as a source of work. Bringing people back on board who have organisation and industry knowledge and expertise makes perfect sense – a win/win for everyone. James’s story is true for many who find themselves in his position.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Finding His Vision And Motivated Abilities At His Later Stage Of WorkLife , from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Drive Your Vision And Motivated Abilities.

If you enjoyed James’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller story, and the exercises that helped him in having the clarity he needed, in doing what was right for him, in honouring his WorkLife vision and motivated abilities, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Drive Your Vision And Motivated Abilities

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: A Story Of Hidden Truth from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Live True To Who You Really Are.

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

I’m Carmel O’ Reilly, Founder of www.worklifeincorporated.com. I’m the author Your WorkLife Your Way, blogger and podcaster on the subject of WorkLife. My work focuses on helping people to live their best WorkLives, by managing their learning, development and growth, through effective self-feedback, insightful self-questions and the ability to shape and tell their unique story. My Mission is: “To spread the power of WorkLives lived with Passion, Purpose and Pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.”

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