We cannot feel inspired at all times. Sometimes, we feel flat even when change is looming.
Always, change is looming.
We may not feel inspired but most of us want to feel a sense of control.
The 1st step to control and making a creative change is about knowing yourself very well. Who are you now? What are your strengths? What are your values? What are your wants and needs?
When I was 12, I decided to become a Physical Therapist. Throughout my teens and college years that goal was my primary focus.
I was successful in that career and practiced for 16 years until I herniated discs in my neck at the age of 39.
Making a major career change while experiencing physical pain and financial duress was not desirable but I learned a great deal about myself. I was forced to learn about other personal strengths and recognize skills I either didn’t realize I had or didn’t pay attention to or self credit.
I utilized that new knowledge to make a major career change.
Switching from a successful career in healthcare to a successful sales and sales management career might not make sense to many but it made perfect sense for my strengths and skills.
If you are curious about exploring your career options and seek to expand your understanding of who you are right now, here are some resources to explore:
What Color is Your Parachute 2015, Richard N. Bolles
Strength Finders 2.0, Tom Rath
To Sell is Human, Daniel H. Pink
The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
Taylor Protocol CVI (core value index) (some employers are utilizing this tool)
What are you going to do with this new knowledge?
Hire a professionally trained coach who has navigated career changes.
Contact me to schedule a complimentary coaching session by phone to see if we are a good client/coach fit.
Best Wishes to you on your journey!
“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” Benjamin Franklin