Rethinking careers

03/14/2012

I find myself constantly returning to the idea of careers and how they no longer mean what they used to mean, particularly for my generation.

At dinner last night, we talked about what we’d give a TED talk on if we had to do one tomorrow. When pressed for details on my “Rethinking Careers” talk (which no one has actually asked me to give…), I mentioned things like:

  • Forgetting most of what you’ve learned in school, as fast as possible
  • Realizing that many of the individuals advising you on life outside the halls of academia have not in fact ventured very far from said walls
  • How no one knowing who you are or what you do (when beginning a freelance career) can be a huge benefit since you can fail in obscurity without anyone noticing

Ideas like these (and a laundry list of additional ones) are always churning, so as I flesh these out a bit more, I will share them here on the blog. Perhaps in ebook format.

Also: on Saturday, April 21st I will be moderating a panel at the Find and Follow Your Passion Conference.

Come say say hi.