When you’re on the job, you might feel like the last thing you’re doing is meaningful work. Like you’re stuck in a rut and just going through the motions.
Email? Check. Phone calls? Check. Data entry? Check. Meeting? Check. Lunch? Check. More email. More calls. Home.
Whether or not your days feel this mundane, you still might not be involved in exhilarating, engaging work that makes you happy.
In Do More Great Work, Canadian coach Michael Bungay Stanier — founder of the company Box of Crayons — helps readers “stop the busywork, and start the work that matters.”
Specifically, the book features a variety of exercises, which Stanier calls maps, and thought-provoking questions that help readers figure out what their own meaningful work is and how to do more of it. (It also includes inspiring words from Seth Godin, Penelope Trunk and others.)
Below are three exercises from Stanier’s book on identifying your Great Work and taking action.
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