Episode 008

What do you want - and how to find it if you don't know [LIFE]


May 4th, 2020

11 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

What do you want? In the FOCUS inspired approach https://siwike.fireside.fm/002 that's the first question you need to answer.

It seems like an obvious question and often folks don't take the time to ask themselves the question. I've also found that age is having less to do with it as there are fewer people late in their careers that ask themselves this question, and more younger people asking themselves.

So take the time to ask yourself: what do you want? in your career? in your life?

The operative word is" what do YOU want?". Many have wants that come from parents, family, friends, their culture, society or somewhere external. When they ask the question and take a minute to be selfish, they often find that the answer causes them to be more selfless. They realize they don't really want the fancy car, impressive title, or huge salary. There are other things that fulfill their legacy.

Write down "I want" then whatever it is you want. It could be a thing. An experience. A skill. An achievement. Whatever you want. Some people write pages and pages. Others get stuck at number 8. At the end of the day, it's important to ask yourself what you want.

You can look at the Japanese concept of Ikigai to help you with the brainstorming

Plus know that you can change. So checking in on yourself periodically to see what has changed.

Learn more in the episode!

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