“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?
“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.
In my decade plus of career coaching experience, I notice that we can go about our careers and our corresponding paychecks in two very different ways. We can go for chameleon money, where we mask who we really are, bend into any shape for a paycheck, and lose track of something precious. This shows up […]
As career coaches, my team and I see a lot of people who are wanting that next, great opportunity to land NOW (if not yesterday). They’re in an in-between place and dealing with a lot of unknowns. It’s uncomfortable! We’re all in an in-between place and dealing with a lot of unknowns with COVID-19. So, […]
We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does that mean for you? Maybe you’re freaking out, nervous, or worried.Maybe you’re holding on tight to that secure job.Maybe you’re flooded with extra responsibilities.Maybe you’re feeling guilty that things are going just fine.Or maybe you’re reveling in your freed up calendar. We’re seeing all of […]