Even if you love your work, career check ups – just like medical check ups – can be hugely beneficial as they can periodically allow you to take on new exciting challenges to keep you growing, avoiding stagnation and staying stimulated, motivated and fulfilled.
Perhaps you have a great job, others think so too and you get paid well. You are ‘successful' but are starting to get a sense you aren't as happy and fulfilled by your work as you have been in the past. The challenge has gone out of it, your work needs a little revitalisation, or maybe even a complete make-over. Either way, you are after something more. But frustratingly you're not sure what that something is. This is all very normal!
In a constantly changing economy and work world, leaving your career to fate may not be doing yourself any favours. The good news is you can do something about it starting today!
No matter how much you currently enjoy your work, proactive career planning:
Let’s face it, you spend around a third of your life working. That’s a long time, so why wouldn’t you want to make sure that you enjoy what you do at work as much as possible?
Successful people fast-track their future by being proactive about their job fulfilment and career planning.
Why not get started by seeing how fulfilled you are and what you can do to quickly improve it?
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Get ready for the Job Fulfilment exercise. Learn how to improve your own job fulfilment in considering your key skills and opportunities for challenge and get clarity around areas of meaning and purpose in your life. Be sure to download the tool now.
90% of people can improve their own job fulfilment simply and easily by making a couple of small changes.
Step 1: Benchmark (out of 10) how satisfied you are in the areas of skills, challenges and meaning in your current role.
Step 2 : Skills - in your perfect job in your perfect world, what skills would you most like to be using?
Step 3: Challenge - under the guise of two different scenarios, you will imagine the ideal challenges you would like incorporated into your role, further opportunities for training and development. Throw any limiting beliefs you may have out the window, now is not the time for those!
Step 4: Opportunity - reframe your mindset in the way you look at your role, and what you do, for a greater sense of meaning and purpose.
Small changes can make the biggest differences.
At the end of this exercise you will see how with a few small changes and a reframing of your mindset, you too can be more fulfilled in your own job, and you can control more than you may have given yourself permission for in the past.
For the past 20 years I have helped over 50,000 students/individuals as well as 100's of teams and organisations become happier, more motivated, engaged, fulfilled and on purpose through simple, easy-to-use innovative tools, worksheets & systems.
Central to my philosophy is helping people take more responsibility, and therefore control, of their own life and work motivations and engagement, by providing them with the thinking, systems and tools to get clarity in what they want both in life and work.
Most people know what they DON'T want; fewer truly know what they DO want. As such, many people live a life by default, rather than a life by design and sometimes find themselves unmotivated and disengaged in life and work.
In an increasingly busy world we are all being asked to “do more with less". But there is a lot more that we can control in our life, work and finances than many of us are giving ourselves permission for. There are things we can't control sure, but the key is getting real clarity on what we can control. I will show individuals and organisation how, simply and easily.
“Ian combines a deep knowledge of human motivation and behavioural change with real world practical processes to make change simple" Richard Hirst, Head of Organisational Development, 3 Mobile
I have has a Bachelor of Business in Management and Marketing, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and have studied internationally in career development (which all combines makes me a very confused individual!)
My work has been profiled on national TV programs such as Reality Bites (ABC), Today Tonight (Channel 7) and The Today Show (Channel 9) and as well as in international print media, The New York Times.
In 2012, I was inducted into the Australian Professional Speakers Hall of Fame when he won the Educator Award of Excellence.
“Ian prompted transformational change in our organisation. He is a game-changer!"
Steve Rowe, HR Director, Pfizer
LIFE BY DESIGN
I founded Life by Design in 1997, and have grown to be one of Australia's most innovative human potential specialists. Whilst my head office is in Sydney, through Life by Design, I have helped individuals and organisations across the world.
For me, life is my life's work. I believe that one of the world's most easily fixed social problems is that many people lack direction in their lives and live a 'life by default' rather than a 'Life by Design'. Clarity of purpose dramatically improves our happiness and the ripple effect will benefit our communities and the world. The world's collective achievement of individuals fulfilling their purpose will propel this planet and its people towards a more purposeful and meaningful future.
“Ian made a difference to not only our team culture but also many individuals' personal lives. Highly recommended" Mike Goodall, General Manager, ANZ
I have authored two books: 'People Glue: Engagement & Retention Solutions That Stick', '52 Strategies to Work Life Balance' and I am creator of 'meCentral', a world first Employee-Driven Productivity system (licensed in 5 countries) that simply and easily increases motivation and activates employee engagement responsibility at all organisational levels, from HR to People Leaders to employees.
My programs enable individuals and organisations to fully realise their potential by increasing engagement and motivation with quick win tools and sustainable systems.
I have worked globally (delivering in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East) and over two decades of local experience consulting to the majority of Australia's top 10 companies. These include organisations such as;
Alongside this extensive list of companies across various spectrums, I have also worked with many Best Employers such as Randstad, S.A.P. and Flight Centre just to name a few.
“Ian's deep insights into self-leadership and individual & team engagement are thought provoking and ideal for leaders looking for practical ways to build empowerment within their teams" Phil Tennant, Business Unit Head, AstraZeneca
COURSES FOR ORGANISATIONS & PEOPLE LEADERS: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
People Glue: Increases people leaders' ability to confidently engage and motivate their people, maximising performance and productivity in teams.
COURSES FOR EMPLOYEES & INDIVIDUALS: SELF LEADERSHIP
Self-Leadership: Maximises individuals' ability to take control of their own engagement in work and life, creating a happier, motivated, self-responsible individual.
COURSES FOR SCHOOLS & YOUTHS: CAREER TRANSITION
Launch Pad: Helps students get clarity and make better informed decisions about their life purpose and therefore future career transition.
I live overlooking the ocean in the Northern Beaches of Sydney (Australia). I am a self confessed doting dad to my beautiful daughter, Sierra. I am totally passionate about my work, “walk the talk", holidaying 12 weeks a year and live by the philosophy:
“Have a fun youthful attitude, keeping things simple and above all remember that life is for living"