When it Comes to Great Careers, Take More Risks

Mark Horoszowski

Mark is the Co-founder of MovingWorlds.org, a global platform connecting people who want to volunteer their expertise with social impact organizations.

Only 45% of employees are satisfied with their careers. This might be you, or it might be the people who work for you. Regardless, it’s a shocking statistic that highlights just how few people LOVE their work.

So who are 55% who are satisfied, and who are the smaller fraction of people that LOVE what they do? They are risk takers that have passion, purpose, and autonomy.

But how did they get there?

They took risks, and worked tirelessly to create their own trajectories.

Now is your chance to do the same. Stop by the 4 Hour Work Week Blog for a guest post by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha: How to Take Intelligent Career Risk. And if you take the time to comment on the blog, they’re awarding the best comment with free mentoring from Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.

And in reading the blog, you’ll get some fantastic advice on how you can help build yourself the career you deserve. Here is a teaser:

1. Remember your negativity bias will cause you to exaggerate your evaluation of certain risks

2. Identify—and take on—risks that are acceptable to you, but that other people tend to avoid

3. Say “yes” more

In addition to leaving at comment on Ben and Reid’s post for the chance to win free mentorship, learn how Experteering can connect you to “riskier” opportunities to give you a life-changing experience and an opportunity to develop new skills while building a better world.

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