Finding yourself at a success crossroads can be tricky. By virtue of your success, you’re more isolated in terms of who you can talk to about what’s going on. And from the outside, it looks like you have what so many people would want to have. Why would you throw that away? But on the […]
What happens after the summit? This is what I’ve been exploring with some amazing clients for the past two years. Because success can bring us to a crossroads. —Like the CEO who’d climbed long and hard for a top career ladder rung and was tired of breaking herself against a path she’d never really wanted. […]
“What’s wrong with you?”“If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”“Everyone would want what you have. Why would you throw that away?” When you’re at a success crossroads, there’s a lot of pressure to STAY PUT. Keep fulfilling the role that you’re so familiar with. Keep meeting the expectations of those around you. Keep doing what […]
Sometimes it’s hard to know who we are and what our gifts are.
Am I a bird? A mountain? A tree?
What is my place in the world?
One of the amazing coaches on my team reflected recently that our career coaching clients often feel that they don’t fit into the world.
They are told in many different ways, “It’s not safe to be you. Security lies in this other direction.”
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
It’s all too easy to get on a career path that isn’t connected to who you are and what you enjoy. A career that takes you away from your true inner strengths, dreams and passions.
“Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” – David Foster Wallace
It can be hard to let go. Of things, people, ideas. Old concepts about who you are and what your place in the world is. Of a career path that you don’t love, but one that feels safe and familiar.
You’ve done well in school. You’re successful in your work. You’re a talented and capable person. So why are you having so much trouble figuring out what you want to be doing with your life?
Career clarity is having confidence and enthusiasm for a specific career direction. When you have career clarity you’re able to set goals, progress towards them, and grow in the direction of your strengths and interests. So, what happens when you don’t have career clarity?
In over a decade of working as a career coach, I’ve noticed that there are common symptoms that professionals experience when they’re in a career path this is out of alignment for them. Check out this list to see if you’re in the wrong career path.