What would be your career choices if money didn’t matter.

This video was put together by another Vimeo fan but the words are Alan Watts’. Listen to the words and keep them in mind while you make your career choices and/ or hiring choices.

Do you love your job? Do you like your job? Do you hate your job?

I think that Mr. Watts was referring to the actual work you do and not necessarily the people you work with or the environment you work in. The work you do or the essence of what you do is important to your soul, or if you don’t believe in the sole it is important to your life’s satisfaction.

I think Mr. Watts is not saying that money is not important but that the idea of pursuing what you enjoy is really important.

If you love what you do you will do it better.

When a manager is looking for candidates to hire for an important job, he or she should look for candidates who love that kind of work and have the talent to do it. This is not something you see on a resume but it should come out during discussions.

Who is Alan Watts?

from Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.

His legacy has been kept alive by his son, Mark Watts, and by many of his recorded talks and lectures that have found new life on the Internet.

My own first exposure to Alan Watts was while in  college in the mid-1970s. I was a fairly rigid thinker then due to my experience studying mathematics and physics. I saw the world as a discrete set of solvable problems as long as I had all of the facts and could understand the problem and formulas involved. That changed when I read Alan Watts’ book called, “The Book”. 1966 The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, Vintage reissue, 1989. ISBN 0-679-72300-5.  I still value a disciplined, processed oriented thinking style but appreciate the zen everything connected approach too.

I discovered my own true calling in the Search business in 1987. When you discover what you love stay with it but you have to make a buck too.

 

 

Author: Rick Zabor

Engineer / Scientist / Researcher turned Recruiter in 1987. Interested in the best way to do things and mixing with people who have passions for life. Writes on topics important to building winning teams and personal growth and accomplishment. Connect with me on Linkedin. Lives in Atlanta, GA.