About Todd Stauffer

Todd Stauffer (Liz's son) is a technology writer, newspaper publisher and small business advocate. He lives in Jackson, Miss., where he's the co-founder and president of Jackson Free Press, Inc., a media company.

Step Four to a Better Job: List All The Opportunities

12439343164_52b250e154_zToday you are going to list every potential job opportunity you have discovered during your research. No matter how impossible the job may seem to you right now, if it sounds at all like something you might want to do, you should write it down.

This may sound crazy to you, but at the end of this task you should have no fewer than ten opportunities identified—and I hope you’ll discover upwards of 50 opportunities. If you’ve discovered more than 50 potential job opportunities that might work for you, you’re thinking outside the box, and are well on your way to that great new job that will lead you to abundance!

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Step One to a Better Job: Know What You Want

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 8.09.38 PMIf our jobs aren’t fulfilling us, or paying us enough, or destroying us, it’s time to do something else. The main route to joy, peace, and abundance is through our work. Unless we have rich relatives that are leaving us their money, our work is our number one resource to abundance. So let’s make certain it’s doing its job.

Easier said than done, huh?

Maybe getting the job we want is easier than we think. But there is one big IF  –  we have to know what it is we want to do.

There’s a great book I’d like to recommend: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. After completing a set of multiple choice options online, your answers are evaluated and you get a profile of your five professional strengths.

It’s a hugely enlightening, non-threatening evaluation — one of the coolest assessments I’ve ever taken. And, it was spot on.

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