Do you want the confidence to change career?
So many clients tell me they long to change career? Many tell me they;
A) Feel stuck
B) Feel scared
C) Feel unsure where to start
D) Lack the confidence to take the leap
First and foremost it's essential you get clarity on what you want to do and really take some time out to clear your mind and sack the committee in your head who keep telling you that you are deluded and you need to stay where you are and that you are not worthy or your idea is unrealistic and on and on... Don't let the committee live in your head rent free, raise the rent and kick them out.
We spend so much time working that's it's essential we enjoy what we do. How can we really excel at something if we don't genuinely enjoy it. Sure often clients will say there are aspects of the work they do that they do enjoy but is it enough to just like aspects?
As essential as it is to get clarity on what you want to do you need to write out 50 reasons on why you would stay in the career you are in and 50 reasons why you want to change career and 50 reasons what's stopping you.
Perhaps you may want to ask yourself;
1. What do I want to do?
2. What do I want to have?
3. What do I want to become?
4. How much do I want to earn?
Its crucial to remember when you consider your dreams, goals and visions they must be flexible, challenging, exciting, aligned with your core values, and realistic then you can prioritise your list and make a master plan. Its also essential when considering visions, dreams and goals that they belong to you and not your parents, your partners or anyone else. Think about what the rewards and benefits are to be focused and disciplined around this 'discovery work'
Why not create a visions book? Buy a gorgeous little journal and stick in it photos or picture's out of glossy magazines so you can carry your visions book around with you and flick through it when on the bus, or tube/ train. If you don't use public transport the catalepsy it out of your bag several times a day so you imprint your mind with what you DO want and stop focusing on what you DON'T want.
Many winning athletes visualise and if you copy what winners do you will be a winner also. It's as simple as that. If what you are doing isn't working then surely you need to change what you are doing right? Sharper the images you create in your mind and the more intense you felt the faster you will bring your vision to you.
Also create an "awareness" book where you note down any thoughts and ideas that come to you randomly or in the middle of the night when you can't sleep or when you come out of a meeting and things have gone really well or somebody at work says something that really grabs you or if you have made a choice at work which upon reflection you don't feel was the right choice.
Also this will help you find insights & expand awareness on what is working and what isn't and how you are feeling and will give you amazing clarity. Once you get familiar with how you are feeling and what you are thinking you will cultivate your intuition and much clearer on what career you want to have and what's stopping you.
Its so important you study what is working and what is not working in your life. Are you constantly complaining or are you constantly giving air time to what you are unhappy with? Do you compare and despair? Do you feel resentful of other people's success? If so this is the fastest way to block your own success.
REVIEW ON CREATING A MASTER PLAN
Use your lists as your framework.
Design a visions book.
Create an awareness book.
Visualise, think, intuit, focus, reflect and review.
Stay focused on what you want, not what you don't want.
Go, go, go - why? Because you are worth it, so work it as it works!!!
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Caroline Wellingham - Accredited Career and Life Coach, NLP PractitionerJuly 12th, 2017