What is “the highest expression of YOUR talent?” Can you identify your dream job? Or is your job search about settling for whatever comes along?
This TEDxUW talk by University of Waterloo professor and economist Larry Smith is on a subject you may think surprising for an economist: passion, dreams, and having a great career.
One of Prof. Smith’s former students did just that. With his passion and dreams in mind, he founded and developed the company Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the groundbreaking BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone.
This serious topic is presented with a tongue-in-cheek delivery and probing questions. In fact, it is a bit in-your-face and definitely funny...in other words, a must-see career video!
In my private practice as a career coach to executives and professionals, I hear many of the “excuses” Prof. Smith cites.
But here’s the bottom-line: if you talk yourself out of having a dream job, then you surely will succeed!