Why this Job – Six Questions to Ask

When you’re looking for a new job, or evaluating a your current job, understanding the why will help you gain perspective. It will help you make the best decisions for yourself and your life.

One of the best ways to understand motivation is through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Answering the why question
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Answering the Why

In 1943 Abraham Maslow penned a paper that defined a series of needs. These needs summarize our motivation: from the basic (food, clothing, shelter) to abstract (love, belonging, self-esteem) all the way up to self-actualization.

Today, I’m going to examine the needs in terms of your job or job opportunity. We’ll look at the needs and see how a job meets that need and, finally I’m going to share six questions that will help you think about your job in terms of helping you achieve self-actualization.

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Discover Your Skills and Abilities

Discover Your Skills and Abilities
Discover Your Skills and Abilities

How do you discover your skills and abilities?

When I lost my job in 2013, I was clueless. I didn’t know where to go or what to do. I started by updating my résumé with my latest skills and abilities. It’s what most people do. It was a start. Over the next six months, I discovered what was missing. 
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