What is the Meaningful Success Project?
This project came out of a question – is it possible to be successful in your career and also happy in your life?
We looked for answers to this question in two places. Cutting edge research on
- Career success
- Happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing
- Behaviour change
Plus we started our own research project. Interviewing people who were doing well to find out if the academic research applies in practice.
One of the things we noticed is that people who are happy in both their careers and their lives are generous. So we decided to make this information available for free.
Pursuing success can be risky. There are many traps along the way. Something as simple as how we define success, can trap us. It is so easy to fall into the belief that you are only successful if you ‘have it all’. The world implies that, if you are to...read more
In this delightful commencement speech, Neil Gaiman suggests a simple approach to career success: 'Do good work, be likeable and deliver on time.' This is rock solid advice! Gaiman also explains that his success was not the result of a well thought out career plan:...read more
If you want to have career success, then you need to have long term career goals, don't you? Standard advice says that if you want career success, then you need to decide where you want to be in your career in 10 years time and work out what you need to do in order to...read more
Steve Hayes is a Professor in The Department of Psychology at The University of Reno, Nevada. Steve has been central to some important and ground breaking developments in psychology. In this interview we asked him some questions about success and passion. His...read more
The World of Work is Changing - There Isn’t A Clear Path Anymore to Well Paid Meaningful Work “There are no good jobs anymore, just great ones and boring, wearing soul destroying ones” - Larry Smith TED talk Why You Will Fail To Have a Great Career. The world of work...read more
Todd Kashdan is a Professor at George Mason University. He is also the author of a number of books including 'Curious' which Arianna Huffington said is 'One of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world'. He recently delivered a TEDx talk on...read more
Who are we?
Rachel is an experienced executive and career coach.
She also teaches on the MBA program at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
Patrick has been running his own marketing, web design and photography business since he was 16. He is also Rachel’s son.