05 Jan Mind Matters Initiative Webinar – “How To Find Your Purpose And Passion”
Do you feel that you are in the profession of your dreams but that the job is just not measuring up? You’re losing your mojo and you’re not sure what you want to do?
Doing what you love is so important because then you are much more likely to be passionate about it and if you are passionate about it then you will love it. It’s a virtuous circle.
Purpose comes from having a clarity of what you want to do with your life and you set yourself goals to get to where you want to go.
If the above sounds familiar, you are not alone – support and advice is available. That’s why, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 | 2-4 PM (ET), we are bringing you the 3rd Mind Matters Symposium in partnership with the RCVS entitled “Finding your purpose and passion”.
The 2-hour Mind Matters Initiative, in conjunction with RCVS, features 3 fantastic speakers;
Jen Brandt – Head of Wellbeing, AVMA
What’s Your Ikigai? Overcoming the Arrival Fallacy and Finding Meaning in Everyday Life
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that stems from two words iki, which means life, and gai, which describes value or worth. Essentially, ikigai is the reason why you get up in the morning—it’s your “purpose in action.” One’s ikigai may have nothing to do with income. Someone’s value in life can be work—but it is certainly not limited to that.
Arrival fallacy is that empty feeling we may experience after striving for and achieving a challenging goal—like becoming a vet. It stems from the premise that sometimes, when we set a goal, we create an almost dreamlike idea of what life will be like once the goal is achieved. Everything will change! I’ll feel fulfilled! And then, once we reach the finish line, we realize it’s not exactly what we had pictured. This may set up a cycle of continually searching for external things to fulfill and complete us, leading to increasing self-doubt and a chronic sense of not feeling “good enough.”
In this presentation, we take a look at the beliefs and expectations that contribute to arrival fallacy and discover how the concept of ikigai encourages us to find happiness and look toward the future by reconnecting to what we truly value, what we like to do, and what we are good at. By the end of the seminar, participants will:
Jenny Guyat – Personal Growth Coach, Vet Harmony
The surprising truth behind genuinely living with passion and purpose
It would be lovely to think there is a set formula for finding our passion and purpose; that if we uncover your personal values, think about what you love doing and combine these in a job role then happiness and fulfilment should result – right?
While this may be a helpful place to start the thinking process, there is a vast chasm between knowing this intellectually and having the courage to step onto the pathway and turn it into your reality.
In this presentation, we take a look at the bridge over that chasm and the surprising truth about what gets us to where we want to be, and it is not what most people think!
Rachel Duncan – Director, 387 Veterinary Centre
Happy you AND happy team – Change one thing and you could change your life…
With compassion fatigue and poor mental health a recognised risk of the job and veterinary suicides 3-4 times higher than the national average, wellbeing for veterinary staff has never been so important. This seminar will focus on what drove one practice to embark on a morale boosting five-year wellbeing journey with award-winning results. You’ll learn about proven initiatives that have made a positive difference to vet team and individuals. You’ll find out common inhibitors and enablers experienced by others who share your role. And you’ll take away valuable wellbeing tools you can apply daily to stimulate positive thinking and reduce stress. Most importantly, at the end of the 30 minutes, you should have identified a list of changes you can influence, whatever your level of seniority, to put positivity and passion at the forefront of your work.