Pursuing meaningful work is not easy and inevitably brings with it tests and challenges. The hardest part is navigating the dilemmas that seem to keep us stuck and unable to take the next best step.

The 6 Conflicts of Work

Fear of playing it small and wasting your potential mixed with fear of pushing yourself beyond your capabilities

A desire to remain humble or learn from previous mistakes that warps into self-doubt and insecurity about your skills

Trying to build a rich and captivating work life without letting your profession become your identity or alter your priorities

Finding a way to make enough money to provide reasonable comfort and security without getting trapped in the wrong job

Deciding what it means to “be yourself” at work when that differs from the standards you see around you

Trying to define your gifts and passions but becoming confused and frustrated with the pursuit

The Struggle is Real

If you see yourself listed above, welcome to the club. Everyone here is wrestling with the same questions and conflicts. We’re in this together.

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Meet Kourtney

For twenty years, I’ve worked to enhance the careers of others. I led teams in recruiting, career design and talent management, and served as an adviser to global Fortune 500 corporations on executive searches. I currently work to help manage the career transitions and board placements of senior industry leaders.

Having a career that is about other people’s careers doesn’t make me immune to fear and trepidation when trying to pursue the work of my own life. I am an author and Senior Contributor for Forbes and my writing focuses on the conflicts of work and the path to fulfillment.

Connect with me @Forbes or on social media for work life joy, career topics and discussion