What’s up my friend!
As parents, we’ll do whatever it takes for our kids.
Do you remember what it’s like to be a teenager thinking about life after high school? I know when I asked my teachers and guidance counselors for career advice, their response was always the same…“Clayton, you’re a good student who’s good at math. You need to be an engineer.”
That’s the extent of most career guidance. It’s not wrong, it’s just incomplete.
Fast forward 5 years after completing my engineering degree and the realization that I’d chosen the wrong career was becoming more apparent every day. But now with a family depending on my income, my career possibilities are extremely limited. Frustration daily!
According to Gallup, 85% of people hate their job.
I spent the next 15 years “wandering in the desert”. I left engineering, worked on church staffs in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, before ultimately finding my sweet spot as a speaker, author, entertainer and evangelist. I thought my wandering days were behind me.
Until my son said, “Dad. This is the thing I think I want to do.”
Talk about a punch to the gut! No way was I going to allow my son to spend the best years of his young life wandering the desert, restlessly searching for a job that would bring him fulfillment. No way could I allow him to spend years hating his job. No way!
This Four Animal Quiz is one of the many valuable tools I developed to help my son find his "Thing". The intersection of his God-given uniqueness and the vocations he’d love. This quiz is the starting point to help your child find a real job they really love.
I believe in you! Clayton