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  • Melissa

Getting a grasp on adventure

The best ideas are those that lie ‘outside the box.’ The top thinkers, innovators and visionaries have all been considered ‘out of the box’. Similarly, those that appear to have the ‘best’ careers are the ones who have taken the concept of ‘career’ itself out of the box.Here’s the truth; if you’re looking for a career, you’re looking for the wrong thing.

What you should be looking for is something that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning.

What you should be looking for is a way to continuously better yourself, continuously learn, continuously grow.

What you should always be seeking out – is your next adventure.

Certainly, that may take the form of something that turns into a career. Or it may not.

Maybe what you’re looking for is to start your own business or a new project that excites you. Maybe it's time to change your career path because all of the sudden, you realize: Yes, I'm a general manager, but, no, I don't want that career.

If you ignore this advice, you may become part of the statistic that has surged over the past decade. You will become someone who changes jobs an average of every 1.5 years, without a promotion and, more importantly, without being happy.

By tying yourself into a career, you’re missing out on the most important part of your journey: the people you meet along that journey. Most importantly, you're closing your eyes and mind to opportunities.

There’s probably a lot of people who will read this and think, Sounds good in theory, but I need to bring in some cash! Of course you do –- we all do. Get a day job if you need the cash--and look for a day job that at least ties into something you love OR one that gives you enough free time or mental space to work on your REAL passion – whatever that may be.

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