Careers are more than just the work you do. For millennials like you and I, our careers must have meaning. We live in an age where we resist settling—in careers, in relationships, in places. We seek deeper meaning, we want to make an impact. We want to do something that makes our 50+ years of working 40-hour weeks seem worth it.
In this episode of the Own Up Grown-Up podcast, I talk to a friend who loves to learn. More than that, he’s learned how to learn. If that’s confusing, thinking about it this way: some of us go to school to get good grades and some of us go to school to get a better understanding of the world we live in. I’ve always thought of careers as the same thing: you can get a career to make a lot of money or prove yourself in some way (ugh…middle management) or you can treat each job as a step in a career which is the culmination of all of the things you’ve learned and contributed over time. By the end, you can write an original thesis drawn from your experience.