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So you’re unhappy in your career and you strive for a change… ok, so where would you start?
Let me guess…you’d sit down, list all your skills, recall all your volunteering experience and try to match that with the current job market offer, right?
No. It’s not right at all. And here’s why.
If you take this route you’re very likely to end up in a golden cage, where it all seems to be good, and you still can’t help but feeling low.
The truth is changing career has little to do with your skills and experience, much more to do with the discovery of who YOU really are… what drives you, what makes you feel alive, what excites you PLUS your values, your natural talents, your passions, your strengths and so on.
The stage you’re in is a golden opportunity to stop and get to know yourself better.
Beyond the most obvious reasons why you’re unhappy in your job, there are probably some elements in your job that don’t resonate with You, preventing you from fully expressing yourself.
What are those elements?
You shouldn’t look at the job market until you are clear on these points and reconnect with your-true-self, getting crystal clear on:
What makes your heart sing? What drives your energy level? What drives you to go the extra-mile? What’s not negotiable for you? And what would you do, if you had nothing holding you back?
Being clear on what alters your energy level is key for a sustainable change, and that’s why you need to focus on who you are first, rather than what you can do/offer.
After all, you’re a human being, not a human doing.
Are you a morning or an evening person? Do you enjoy taking risks? Are you a routine type? What is your learning style? In what way you like to be rewarded?
These are just examples of powerful questions you should ask yourself to ensure you have a clear picture of how you operate best. In fact, all your choices life and career must resonate with your-real-nature to guarantee you success, balance, and fulfillment.
“How can I do this?” I hear you say – well there are tons of great self-help books able to support you, but to make them work you have to be 100% committed with what they request you to do, or you’ll turn them into just “shelf-help books”.
If self-discipline isn’t your thing, you may find it easier to hire a professional Life Coach who will help you uncover your real nature, and guide you towards a successful career and ultimately life change.
It’s not a cliché when they say, “it all starts within you”: you really have the power to achieve anything you want in your life, and the only way you can do it is to Think & Act differently.
What keeps you stuck is that you probably don’t know how to start thinking and acting differently, right? A Life Coach will help you with this, too.
As a professional Life Coach, I get evidence of the impact that different thoughts & different actions have on people’s lives every single day: it’s mind-blowing, literally, to witness the discovery of thousands of doors that were just waiting to be seen!
So your first step should be increasing your level of self-awareness, and realize that the right career for you is the one that truly does value (and makes the best use of) who you really “are” as a whole.
Since you’re much more than your skills, when you do something that resonates with your-whole-self, you’re very likely to be successful at what you do. Isn’t true that when you do something you’re passionate about, you succeed at that more than anything else? How do you feel when you are valued and rewarded as a person? What if that could happen every day in your work-life?
Then follow my advice: get to know your-real-self before you think about your CV.
Skip this step only if you could genuinely say that you’re truly connected to who you are at the core.
Let me know in the comments below, thank you.
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