You are good at what you do.

You thrive on getting things done. When you look back on your career, you see how your drive and dedication has helped you achieve your goals.  

You don’t necessarily look to work for a significant source of meaning. You’re happy as long as you are challenged, as long as you feel useful, as long you feel like you have a significant amount of responsibility.

The people you work with appreciate that you are:

  • Dependable
  • Productive
  • Motivated
  • Accomplished
  • Capable

But despite your accomplishments, you’re starting to wonder if this is it.

Can there be more to work than getting a paycheck and striving for promotions?

Sometimes you dream about trying something new, something that would feel a bit more meaningful.

But you’re a little scared because you’re not really sure what that would look like and you’re more familiar with following rules and taking traditional paths.  

I get it. I am an Achiever.

I followed the rules. I did what I was supposed to do.

I got a job at a Fortune 500 company where I scored a big promotion and found myself with everything I had dreamed of: a calendar full of important meetings, an inbox bursting to the seams, designer clothes… even a new house.   

It looked like I had made it, and yet I was unhappy, dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

You know why? I had a great job, but I couldn’t bring my full self to that job.

I hadn’t taken the time to figure out my values. I didn’t know what mattered to me.

I was really good at showing up at work and doing my job, but I left the part of me that wanted meaning at home. I didn’t know how to unite the two.

As a career development strategist, I help people like you channel all of that incredible energy and drive into a job that allows you to achieve the practical and the purposeful.

The key for us Achievers is to learn how to align our energy and ambition with work that fits our core values.

We have to take time to figure out what’s important to us and ask ourselves if our work allows us to live that out.

To get you started, I created a worksheet with a few reflection questions for you to consider some ways that you can find balance at work between the practical and the purposeful.