I had a great conversation Monday with Sherry Mason and Sarah Paul, two career coaches at Bowdoin College (pronounced Bow-den) in Maine. Among the many insightful and inspiring things they said, this piece of advice from Sherry stood out:
To figure out what you really want to do, look at who you envy.
It’s a quick, free test to see what you value and what you’re missing in your current state of life. We envy people because they have something we don’t — and that includes jobs and job responsibilities.
So for the next few weeks, try to keep a mental (or if you’re really serious, written) record of who makes you think, “Gah, that sounds like a fun job,” or “Wonder how she gets paid to do that.”