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Finding your “Why” Tim Minchin style

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If you are a careers teacher, or a student, or  even if you know someone who is trying to find their “Why” watch Tim Minchin explain that it takes ages and ages and ages to figure out what you love.

There is no magic trick. There is no single flash of light that gives you your purpose.

Your path will take a million baby steps. It will take trying to do what others think you should do, and trying and failing and gradually becoming better at something, and that becomes who you are and what you do.

You can check out Tim’s funny and brilliant short speech HERE.

Screenshot 2019-05-04 10.48.15So, what next?

If you have no idea what to do next you can try the Simon Senek Find Your Why course. Get a copy of the Hear Your Dream Coggle map of sites for other suggestions. Check out the classic Tom Peters Brand You. Talk to an insanely great careers teacher or mentor.

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They all help. But they will not provide you with one single moment of clarity.  There is no quick fix.

Finding the authentic you and becoming really good at what you love requires exploring, and trying and consciously and deliberately striving.

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Author: Bev Johnson

I went to uni because my girlfriend was going to uni. I had no idea. I struggled through my degree. I struggled to avoid teaching. I struggled to find my way in the world beyond school. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing and then became an English teacher. It didn't stop there. I went into TAFE, then into HR, then into designing training programs for industry before going into system design and IT. At one stage I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks!! Now I am an expert in career paths from school in Western Australia. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter for West Australian high schools or by working with me online as we design your perfect next step. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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