Scott Dinsmore quit his prestigious job at a Fortune 500 company and started travelling the world, trying to find out the job he “couldn’t not do”.
Dinsmore spent the next four years researching, what thousands of people he met during his travels truly wanted to do with their lives. Four years later, he founded a career pllatform called Live Your Legend.The organization helps people, who are dissatisfied with their jobs (as Dinsmore said, that is about 80% out of all people) to find their passions. Today it connects more that 100,000 people all over the world.
In his TED speach, which currently has more than 1,5 million views, Dinsmore shared what he had learned.
“Eight years ago I got the worst career advice of my life. I had a friend tell me, “Don’t worry about how much you like the work you’re doing now. It’s all about just building your resume,” he starts. It was only after months of miserable work that he understood that every day on his prestigious job he felt the same urge to slam his head through the monitor of his computer, and, quoting Warren Buffett, “taking jobs to build up your resume is the same as saving up sex for old age.”
There are three steps to find out your perfect occupation, the job you were meant to do, Dinsmore says. The first one is finding out your unique strengths, things that you enjoy no matter what. The second step — sorting out your priorities, what matters most to you — success, family, money, health, the well-being of other people? The final step is reflecting on your experiences, the mistakes you have made, the lessons you have learned, the people you got inspired by.