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8 questions to ask yourself before searching for your purpose driven remote job

Part 2 of a 3 part series, written by Maryam Shater

Are you looking for a purpose driven remote job that is fulfilling and at the same time makes a difference in the world?

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, adapted from a presentation our founder, Natalia Komis gave recently, we shared how the rise in activism and interest in sustainability is creating a bigger interest in the desire for greener jobs. For jobs that not only allow us to live where we want, but make an impact in the process.

If you want to make your search focused and impactful, there are some key questions you should ask yourself before you even start. In her presentation Natalia shared the 8 questions she thinks are key to help you reflect on what you want and the work you are here to do. In fact, asking them as early as possible in your search and career would likely mean saving a whole lot of time too!

The 8 key questions about YOU, YOUR WORK, YOUR WHY:

  • Who and how do I want to be?
  • What do I want to do?

  • Where do I want to be, live, travel?

  • Who do I want to serve, impact, work with and be around?

  • What is it that I do, how do I help people, what skills do I bring to the table, what skills to I want to evolve?

  • When do I want to work? (in the day, evening, morning, on weekdays or on the weekend?)

  • What brought me to where I am today?

  • What is the real reason I want to work remotely and do work that matters?

The answers to these questions may evolve over time, as your search continues and as you change, so it is good practice to come back to them often. And especially, always, always come back to your why!

But what is your why?

Once you have reflected on these questions, it is time to create your mission statement. This is a short paragraph of one or two sentences that says who you are, what you are here to do and why. Just start with ‘My mission is…” and use your answers to the questions above to create it and bring it all together!

Don’t overthink it, you can always rework it to make it feel good, but just start by giving it a go, using the words in your why, who and what! Here is one of Natalia's examples:

My mission is to harness marketing, business and art to create an impact and advocate for things that matter to make the world a better, more freedom filled place.

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Not sure how to get started with your mission statement? Download the free discover your mission workbook to help you! And once you've done that and filled it out sign up to our free newsletter to get bi-weekly listings of amazing sustainable remote jobs.

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