Have you ever felt that disillusioned at work? Did you find that being a lawyer or a banker is not what you expected? Do you just put up with it because of “the money”?

Well, you’re not alone.

As it turns out, many Singaporeans go through this experience with their career choice, and that it stems from something deeper in our culture and our education system. Today, I am happy to be able to discuss these issues with Louis Puah of Praxium. Louis’ company is one that is trying to revamp the way Singapore approaches the idea of education and career choice. By designing education based on the individual and not society-defined idea of “success”, he believes that individuals will get greater exposure on the topics of their interests. Furthermore, in the long run, this will aid individuals in having a career that aligns with their purpose.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How pragmatism influences our approach to education in Singapore
  • Why it is so difficult to change our views regarding education
  • How career choice affects individuals in the short, medium, and long term
  • The difference between the qualitative and quantitative aspects of jobs
  • How you can apply the concepts of UX design in your career search
  • How individuals can leverage the gig economy to be more than just Uber drivers
  • The “checklist” mentality and how it is detrimental to individual agency
  • Why the “checklist” mentality should be viewed as a guideline
  • Why individual purpose should be outward focused***

Thanks again to Louis for sharing his experiences and being a wonderful guest. If you are interested in Praxium and their services, you can find them at www.facebook.com/praxiumsg or at www.praxium.co

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