You Don't Need A Life Mission

Why You Don't Need A Life Mission

You don't need a life mission. You need to build useful skills first and then find your mission after.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 247 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

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Self-Acceptance is Not Fluffy


Accepting yourself does not mean liking everything about yourself, and never growing.

It simply means to be honest about the facts, and treating yourself with grace.

If you're struggling right now, don't deny and override it.

Own it and leverage it.


Start With Skills


To build a meaningful career, Cal Newport offers counterintuitive advice (1 min. post): build useful skills first, find your mission after.

"If you want to do something truly useful with your professional life, don’t start by figuring out your 'mission.' Instead, identify some potentially useful-looking skills, then push yourself to the cutting edge with a single-minded intensity."


How to Switch Industries

Our Coach of the Month is Alexa Shoen!

Check out this TikTok on how to move from one industry or sector to another.


Quote of the Day


“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Siddhārtha


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.