Try this career choice standard on for size.
Will this choice allow me to: spend the greatest amount of time; absorbed in activities and relationships that fill me up; while surrounding myself with people I cannot get enough of; and earning enough to live comfortably in the world?
I like the simplicity and clarity of this ‘standard’. Definitely prompts some reflection about what’s important and how often our career choices (or any life choices for that matter) can be skewed by over-emphasising one aspect (eg. money, prestige etc) over others.
I first heard about Jonathan when I listened to a podcast of his 2009 SXSW presentation, ‘Career Renegade: How To Make A Great Living Doing What You Love’. Worth a listen…