In this video, I talk about my initial struggle with finding purpose as an instructional designer, as well as how I dealt with the struggle and eventually overcame it.
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The "secret sauce" that has helped me find more purpose in my day-to-day is creating content, and this is what I recommend that others do, too.
It helps people on YOUR terms (rather than waiting on a meaningful client or work project to come up), and at the same time it builds your personal brand and credibility. It's a win-win!