What is the Meaningful Success Project?
We looked for answers to this question in two places – a review of the research and our own interviews. We reviewed cutting edge research on:
- Career success
- Happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing
- Behaviour change
Plus we started our own informal research project. Interviewing people that we believe have found meaningful success, to see if the research applies in practice. We are trying and figure out what exactly they have done to achieve this success and how we can help you to apply it to your own life.
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.
Do you have a voice inside your head that pops up at the most unhelpful moment and says, ‘You can’t…’,‘You are not good enough’, ‘You always…’ or ‘You never…’? Most of us do. Unfortunately, sometimes we let this voice take charge. It might be about playing small at...read more
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...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
Who are we?
Rachel CollisRachel is an experienced executive and career coach.
She also teaches on the MBA program at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
CreativePatrick has been running his own marketing, web design and photography business since he was 16. He is also Rachel’s son.