Ideal Career: Joy, Money, and Flow
April 13, 2016 8:55 PM   Subscribe

In How to Win the Career Lottery , the Quiet Leadership Institute states that "joy comes from doing what you love; money is the result of a career that is sustainable and viable; and flow is the ability to use your unique skills to do work that makes you come alive. Flow is the most abstract of these concepts. To put it in other words, flow allows you to become so totally absorbed in your work that you forget the passage of time. The goal is to find the intersection of all three."
posted by Become A Silhouette (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is a little too marketing-y to get much of a reception here, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Can some mefite please explain this to me or is it pure "woo" or perhaps "marketing speak" as I assume?
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:23 PM on April 13, 2016

This actually applies pretty well to my job, but I'm self-employed, and I don't think I can imagine any kind of office job meeting these criteria.
posted by nonasuch at 9:30 PM on April 13, 2016

I'm sorry mate but this is pure, condescending wank and I repudiate it.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:30 PM on April 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

I haven't read TFA yet, but flow at least is a pretty well-supported concept in psychological research. If you're interested, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is the godfather of the field and a pretty good place to start looking.
posted by Itaxpica at 9:32 PM on April 13, 2016

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