What I really like most in my job as a management consultant is the variety of different projects and the required heightened ability of learning new things continuously and, furthermore to have deep-dives into these new topics.
As I think, there are not many jobs where you can grow that fast – personally and professionally – in a similar amount of time. Of course, there are also some disadvantages coming with this job (e.g. no nine to five hours, travelling, a higher stress level and heavy weight of expectations …). But, to put this into perspective – the balance of both, advantages and disadvantages is important to me. To be serious: this will always be a trade-off. As humans we always tend to make the best out of a situation and especially with trade-offs we always try to give our more favoured position a little more weight.
But how can we achieve more excitement (and so more engagement) in a job that is still a trade-off job? Or, just to rephrase this – how to get happier with your work and how to grow faster?