How to Activate Your Purpose As a Corporate Professional
Let’s be honest, finding your “purpose” in life isn’t an easy task. Discovering your purpose requires a lot more than a Google search. It is found in personal growth. Therefore, self-awareness is a major key to identifying who you are called to be. You must figure out who you are, where you want to be in life, what type of career path you want to take, and what type of people you want to associate yourself with to visualize the life you want.
When I was in corporate, I kept landing jobs that did not serve me. One day, I decided to uncover my purpose and realized that I was chasing positions that had nothing to do with my calling. After this realization, I successfully packaged my experiences and skills to the point where I was offered positions I had little to no experience in, but it made me grow into the leader and expert that I am today.
In this article, I list ways how you can activate your purpose as a corporate professional.
1. Develop a personal brand
Personal branding is not just for entrepreneurs, it's also for those who are destined to climb the corporate ladder. First, you should narrow down your expertise, package those skills into a professional resume or portfolio, and then figure out what you want out of that position. This will help in deciding where you want to work.
2. Apply to jobs that allow you to utilize your gifts
Don't apply to jobs just because. If you are passionate about helping animals, apply to veterinary jobs as opposed to applying to a position in retail because it's easier to get.
"Do what you were called to do so that you can stop having an attitude"