This test will tell you whether you’re doing the right work

Picture this: you inherit €5 million. This is plenty of money to never have to work again. You take a break from your job and you start spending your time doing things you enjoy.

How long before you want to do some of your current work again?

If the answer is “never”, then you’re in the wrong line of work. 

If the answer is a certain number of months or years, that’s encouraging! It means you’re doing work that is meaningful to you. 

But even if you are in the right line of work, you might lack motivation to do the work, because you don’t have enough time and money to fulfill your other needs and wants.

If that’s the case, you might take a mini-retirement—which does not require receiving a large inheritance—to satisfy those other needs. Or you might change your lifestyle so you can structurally have more time to do things you enjoy outside of work. 

What I’m trying to say is: you know you’re in the right line of work if you would still want to do it even if you had plenty of time and money to pursue your other interests in life.

Yours,

— Peter

P.S. Need help figuring out whether you’re in the right line of work? We can work through it together in my coaching program. If you’re interested, reply to this email and we’ll get on the phone to see whether we’re a good fit.

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