Thinking of changing your career? Use this simple formula
It is a big decision to want to change your career, but it is an even greater challenge when trying to work out what it is exactly that you would like to do instead.
Even of you have a pretty good idea of what you would rather be doing for a living, you will probably still have serious doubts and 'what if' moments.
The following formula is an outline of Small Steps Coaching's approach to helping individuals with their career change. Hopefully it will give you an idea of what you can be thinking about and doing in order to have greater clarity about what opportunities there are for you in the world of work.
Focus - Focus on why you work and what your work values are.
Organise - Make a list of your reasons for working and what you want your work to give you at this stage of your career.
Review - Consider how your current relationship with work has changed and how you would like it to be.
Motivate - Ask yourself what it is that drives and inspires you at work.
Utilise- List the positive aspects of work. Make a list starting with: 'work provides me with...'
Liberate- Free yourself of any limiting beliefs that hold you back such as 'I'm too old to change career' and 'I'm not clever enough'.
Act- If your current work is not fulfilling, challenging, enjoyable and stress free, maybe now is the time to make changes!
Changing career direction can seem daunting at any stage of your life and yet more and more people are doing it. Who do you know who has changed their career? Why not have a chat with them and get them to share their experiences? This can go a long way to build your confidence and self belief that you can and will make it happen.
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Caroline Wellingham - Accredited Career and Life Coach, NLP PractitionerJuly 12th, 2017