Sharath Jeevan Webinar: Motivation, Purpose, & Direction In Your Career

tal&dev and our CEO Michele Volpi had the pleasure to host Sharath Jeevan, one of the world’s leading experts on intrinsic motivation. With great global attendance, Sharath made us reflect on motivation, purpose and direction. Find a recording of the webinar along with key takeaways below, enjoy!

Motivation, Purpose and Direction. Leave any of them out, and your satisfaction and success will suffer.

Key Takeaways

  • Being deeply motivated at work helps us stay motivated and have purpose in our wider lives. Work is also one of the key ways we help and serve others.
  • We don’t want to be successful but empty and as Clayton Chistensen wrote you should know “How you measure your life”.
  • Motivation, Purpose and Direction. Leave any of them out, and your satisfaction and success will suffer.
  • What motivates us deeply is NOT what demotivates us deeply.
  • Without intrinsic motivation, any purpose is far more difficult to reach. Having a plan to get there, having direction, is then the third leg of the stool to reach our career sweet spot. And we must not get discouraged or demotivated if we can’t immediately see the product of our labor. Social impact is difficult to measure but can help to maintain motivation and feel aligned with a greater purpose.
  • We must first of all know ourselves well and understand the drivers of our motivation, what we are ready, willing and able for. This is a self awareness journey that never ends. In the pursuit of our “broader essentials” that are so seldom asked and analyzed.
  • We need  to define our own purpose as well, our goals or where we want to go and why we should go there. That means understanding our own long term objectives in order to set for ourselves an idea of what accomplishment means.
  • Like any navigation system we also need direction, because we need a plan and know how the objective is to be reached.
  • Last but not least, master your learning!

Being deeply motivated at work helps us stay motivated and have purpose in our wider lives. Work is also one of the key ways we help and serve others.

Sharath Jeevan is Executive Chairman of global motivation lab Intrinsic Labs, author of the forthcoming book ‘Intrinsic’ (coming out in September) and host of the Motivation at Work podcast. As of February 2021 he will begin cooperating with tal&dev as a coach for all our registered members.

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January 29, 2021

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