In October of 2012 Scott Dinsmore gave a TED talk on How to Find & Do Work You Love. This talk was viewed over 180,000 times in the first couple of weeks, and soon became the #1 trending TED talk on YouTube. It is still one of the top 25 most viewed of all of the TED talks on YouTube.
In his talk Scott points out that 80% of all adults hate their jobs. He has spent several years trying to understand this statistic, and to identify what is different about the 20% who love their jobs.
His mission is to change the world by helping you find work you love, and helping you build a career around it.
Scott has simplified the results of his research into his Passionate Work Framework which teaches the three simple components that you need to know in order to find work you love.
The three components of the Passionate Work Framework:
1. Know Yourself - You must know who you are, what you’re good at, what your highest values are. You must understand what you enjoy doing, and what you absolutely hate. This is something that comes from your life experience and is not something that you can learn from a book.
2. Do the Impossible - Do the things that you love even if you think that they are impossible. People will tell you that it is not possible to have a fulfilling career doing something that you are passionate about - prove them wrong while proving it to yourself.
3. Surround Yourself with Passionate People - Surround yourself with people who understand and support what you are trying to accomplish. Better yet, surround yourself with people who have already accomplished what you want to accomplish.
The fastest way to do the impossible is to start hanging around people already doing it.” - Scott Dinsmore
The best way to find work you love is to find the work that you can’t not do. (tweet this) Work that you are passionate about. Work that makes a difference and changes the world. Discover what that is and it will change your life.
Question: What is the work that you can’t not do? Comment here.