5 Ways to Make an Impact on the World Through Your Career

Women and Company

According to the 2014 Today’s Professional Woman Report survey released by Citi and LinkedIn, women are more likely than men—32% vs. 27%—to equate career satisfaction with “making an impact on the world.”

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, professional coach and author of Creating Your Best Life, concurs. People score highest on measures of well-being, she says, when they feel like they’re making a difference in the lives of others. So it’s no wonder teachers, doctors, ministers, and firefighters rate themselves as happier than other professionals.

  1. Get creative. “Many fields offer opportunities to give back,” says Miller. “Doctors can work for free in disadvantaged areas, CPAs can help the less fortunate with budgeting and taxes, and professional coaches can volunteer their time to assist those who are trying to reenter the workforce.”

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Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of seven books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  She has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  Caroline  is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. And, she has more than three decades of unbroken recovery from bulimia.

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