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How can I find a business or project that fits with my interests and experience?


David George Port Saint Lucie, FL

I have a prior career as a musician and teacher as well as more recently forming my own company to pursue real estate development for which I finally sold my last property almost a year ago? I'm not looking for a typical time punch job but something that will allow me to use my creative side as well as practical business skills. I would prefer to find someone in my area on the Treasure Coast or Palm Beach area of Florida but am flexible in this regard

13 November 2020 3 replies Career Exploration



Tim Olson Port Orchard, WA

Hi David, I think you'd enjoy and find very helpful the book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Burnett and Evans. I've given this book to my kids and used it with my mentees to help them apply proven design techniques (the approach is called Design Thinking - the problem solving methodology IBM uses) to their own lives. And everyone to whom I've given or recommended it has really enjoyed it and found it helpful. The authors teach a very popular course at Standard on the same topic - helping students identify what they want to do with their lives. The book is very well written - very interesting, full of example stories, and very concrete exercises that progressively build on each other as you 'design' your life.


Barron Evans Ann Arbor, MI

David...thank you for your service. Couple things:
1) If you're not seeking to continue in real estate, think about removing the headline saying that's your intent

2) Establish a presence on LinkedIn (if you haven't done so) and communicate the same intent you have here

3) If not already done so, capture the feelings (vs. functions) you hope to achieve in a future capacity (e.g., joy, comfort, satisfaction), then create a parallel list of what work functions enabled those feelings to be realized. Include the outcome of this exercise in any profile you create, e.g. LinkedIn.

4) Finally, put out a proactive request via LinkedIn, through your military connections, and any other affiliations you have: "Seeking opportunities that will allow me to help organizations succeed by optimizing my strengths (include) ... and me to optimize these personal aspirations (include identified feelings).

Hope all this might lend I sight to how you proceed; best wishes for success!



ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi David,

Thank you for your question! Our "Jobs" tab has great opportunities in many different industries and is consistently updated with new job postings that may be of interest to you. You can search by area as well.

We would also suggest scrolling through our "Community/Advisors" tab, where you can search by zip code for Advisors in your area to speak with ( From there, you can directly message someone you think has a fitting background for your interests.

Good luck!


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