Surely you have 17 minutes?
I would like to share with you this really great videoclip where one of my favorite authors, Alain de Botton discusses the topic of career anxiety.
As most of you will recall I have recently read the excellent book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, and this lecture [filmed just last month at the TED Conference] is a wonderful condensation of so many aspects of Alain's current focus on work, vocation, career, success.
What is it that we are most commonly asked when we meet a new acquaintance?
Isn't is something like "What do you do?"
As in, "for a living?"
For some of us, mentioning what we do for a living may indeed serve to adequately describe our personalities best.
But then there are others, [and I myself am among this latter group], whom you would get to know much quicker, and more accurately, were you to ask me, "What do you love to do when you are not working?"
Give Alain de Botton 17 minutes of your time.
Listen to a wonderfully witty, erudite examination of the topic --> SUCCESS.