What is a career?

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  1. I can definitely relate to this, I thought about your picture and wonder whether you need another circle, might be covered under happy helper….I also think that one needs to care. Maybe that comes with autonomy, which I see you have. Naturally though I think people who are great at support care and have a backbone of caring in abundance.

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    1. I also think that one needs to care.

      Yes, absolutely, in more than one sense of the word. Empathy is a form of caring that is vital in support. Drive, or autonomy, is a form of caring that is vital to progression in any aspect of life. Thank you for pointing that out 🙂

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  2. I think we are conditioned to think that career progression is related to more important titles and bigger paychecks. I think you’re spot on. I believe I am progressing in my career if I’m intentionally moving toward a goal related to my work. It could mean a promotion/new job, or it could mean anything else. You frame it around learning; others may frame it around other aspects. But I think that if you are moving toward the goal you set for yourself, you are indeed progressing in your career. Thanks for the insights, Andrea.

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    1. You frame it around learning; others may frame it around other aspects. But I think that if you are moving toward the goal you set for yourself, you are indeed progressing in your career.

      I love that you made this distinction, Cesar. You’re absolutely right — for me it may be learning, for others it could be something else. Progression is about movement towards personal goals, whatever those goals may be.

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  3. Don’t you need a circle for your skills? I would love to be a happiness engineer. I love helping people and finding out answers and I’m also a good communicator and lover of autonomy, but sadly I know nothing about fixing websites. How did you learn so much about that?

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