Secret two

How to choose what to do next

Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.

Aristotle 348–322BC

You should now have some ideas for what you would do with your time if you had complete freedom. You’ve looked at the things you enjoy doing and the experiences you want to have. But how does all this translate into a possible direction for your work? And how do you know which thread to pursue? This chapter will help you pick a direction to investigate further. Here’s a great story about just such a career decision.

Paul McCartney, coil winder

In 1961 Paul McCartney had a choice to make: to keep his safe job as a coil winder in a Liverpool factory or to pursue his dreams with The Beatles. He explains ...

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