Your Meaningful Work – Day 3: Interests

Interests

Day 3 of “Your Meaningful Work” will have you identify your Interests. Unlike your talents and gifts, where you’re listing the things you’re good at and like to do, your interests are the things that you have an interest in, things that you’re passionate about, problems you’d like to solve, things that make you angry, or things that drive you crazy. This may also include those things that you like to read about, write about, or spend a lot of your time viewing on the Internet (web surfing, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.). For this part of the exercise, choose between three (3) and five (5) items that peak your interests. Note: If there are things that you have an interest in but are not listed, feel free to add them to your list.

Animals/Pets
Arts/Crafts/Creative Arts
Aviation/Flying
Beauty/Cosmetics/Hair
Boating/Water
Books/Libraries
Business/Management
Cars/Driving
Children Issues
Clothing/Fashion
Computers/Technology
Cooking/Restaurants
Dance/Creative Movement
Dating/Romance
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Death/Mortician
Disability Issues (Physical)
Diversity/Equality
Education (K-12)
Education (College)
Electronics
Emergency Care
Energy
Entertainment
Entrepreneurship
Environment/Nature Issues
Exercise/Fitness
Families/Relationships
Farming/Agriculture
Forensics/Crime
Furniture/Antiques
Government/Politics
Health/Wellness
History
Home Improvement
Hotels/Event Planning
Housing/Real Estate
Humor
Injury Healing/Prevention
Interior Design
Landscape/Outdoor Design/Gardening
Languages
Law/Justice
Marketing/Sales
Math/Statistics
Medicine/Medical Care
Mental/Emotional Health
Military
Money/Finance
Music/Radio
Nutrition/Food
Philanthropy
Photography
Plants/Flowers
Recreation/Outdoors
Religion/Spirituality
Safety/Security
Science
Self-Help/Personal Growth
Sexuality
Social Media
Speaking/Speaking Issues
Sports/Athletics
Sustainability
Television/Movies/Film
Theater/Acting
Toys/Games/Video Games
Transportation
Travel/Tourism
Weather
Writing/Publishing


Write down your three to five choices on the “Your Meaningful Work Worksheet” under the section, “Interests.”

Bill’s Interests

  1. Self-Help/Personal Growth
  2. Higher Education/College
  3. Sports
  4. Books (Reading)
  5. Exercise/Fitness/Health/Well-Being

Feel free to share your list of Interests in the comments section.

19 thoughts on “Your Meaningful Work – Day 3: Interests

    • Carrie, the fun part will be fitting all the puzzle pieces together (especially when we do the audience activity tomorrow) to come up with “Your Meaningful Work.” Then you’ll just have to start doing more of the work that matters – first in small doses, then as a bigger project. It’s coming together nicely….

    • So Chelsea, are you noticing something here? Food, cooking, restaurants, event planning, planning events…oh the ideas are building up in my head right now! Maybe we should talk, eh?

  1. * traveling
    * meeting people/building relationships and connections (then connecting everyone to each other!)
    * being creative
    * solving complex situations
    * higher education & student affairs
    * being curious (always seeking a new experience, asking questions, googling topics – always, Always learning.)

  2. 1. Diversity/Equality/Justice
    2. Self-Help/Personal Growth
    3. Mental/Emotional Health
    4. Music/Arts
    5. Media

  3. Self Help/ Personal Growth
    Relationships (of any kind and nature)
    Science
    Outdoor Landscape + Gardening / Plants and Flowers

  4. 1. arts/crafts/creative arts
    2. exercise/fitness
    3. government/politics/Middle East
    4. nutrition/food
    5. travel/tourism

  5. Books/Libraries
    Cars/Driving
    Medicine/Medical Care/Military
    Mental/Emotional Health/Exercise/Fitness/Health/Well-Being
    Science/History/Sexuality

  6. Kyeong’s Interests:

    – Cooking/Restaurants
    – Education (College)
    – Family/Relationships
    – Medicine/Medical Care
    – Science

  7. *Business/management/leadership
    *Families/relationships
    *Learning/personal growth
    *Real estate/interior design
    *Law/justice

  8. 1. _Clothing/Fashion________________________
    2. _Diversity/Embracing Different Cultures_______
    3. _Families/Relationships___________________
    4. _Music/Radio___________________________
    5. _Travel/Tourism_________________________

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