According to Brendon Burchard, a great way to assess your professional situation in 2022 is to ask these 3 vital questions which are part of his Fulfillment Model.
Note he does not say Success Model, because success and fulfillment are not necessarily the same thing.
1. Creative Expression – What do you love creating or expressing that makes you feel good?
For instance, I love expressing myself through words and music.
Writing makes me feel good.
When creative inspiration takes hold, I lose sense of time and enter into a time of awe, wonder and excitement.
2. Contribution – Do you feel that what you are doing has a meaningful impact on the people you care about?
Back when I was a government lawyer, one of my personal frustrations was feeling that my work did not meaningfully contribute to the greater good.
I felt like an insignificant part of the system, that my role was dispensable, and anyone could do what I did, so it didn’t really matter if it was me doing it or someone else.
On the other hand, what I do now supporting introverts to grow and thrive in a noisy world gives me tremendous joy.
I am proud of my clients’ growth and epiphanies.
I am proud of the community I have created that allows quiet and sensitive souls to feel safe and be themselves.
3. Connection – In the act of doing what you’re doing, are you making friendships?
Instead of saying “I’m an introvert and I can’t make friends”, ask: what can I do to get that outcome?
I am an introvert who creates community so other introverts can connect more easily with others of like vibe.
Playing this facilitator role is one way I foster connection between myself and others, and for others as a whole.