Quick Tip: Secret Requirement for Career Success

There has been a lot written recently about the “do what you love” and “follow your passion” advice being wrong. One author went so far as to make the case Steve Jobs didn’t subscribe to this either, tracking his career progression as a barefoot hippie in college through his meteoric rise at Apple. For me, it’s never been about whether or not to follow your passion. Rather, it’s about understanding true career success and satisfaction (doing something you care about and being rewarded richly for it), actually comes from the ability to intersect passion with problem solving. In the video below, I explain why the secret to true career success lies in a strategy that contains both. Watch the video and then ask yourself, “What problem do I passionately care about solving?” Answer that and I GUARANTEE you’ll start to find your true calling.

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You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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