Unhappy/Frustrated With Your Career?
19th October, 20110 Comments
- Do you feel frustrated in your career?
- Do you want to make changes?
- Are you unsure exactly what you want to do, or do you know what you want to do, but dont know which route to take to get there?
- Do you feel full of fear?
It's essential to take some steps, even if tiny. Do not succumb to inertia. Arrange to meet someone who loves what they do and buy them coffee in exchange for tips.
One task at a time, one day at a time make progress by being smart with your resources, time and energy.
The simple truth is we dont find out what we love doing by thinking about it. We find out by doing it. Having some experience with what we love will make all the difference in the world. We have to think out of the box and take control rather than a passive approach of hoping an opportunity will fall in our lap.
Start a blog writing about the field you want to get into.
Ask experts in your chosen field how they got there. I have found many experts who are successful are approachable and happy to share words of wisdom and offer advice. If for example you want to work in a creative field and dont have job experience, build a website or design a friends ad campaign, or create an online magazine.
Start a group
Start a networking group in your area. JRegsiter on 'meet up' and for very little cost you can set up your own group. Start putting your intention out to the Universe, start getting excited about the prospect of things changing. Once you start taking action you will be amazed at the opportunties the Universe will present to you, often in random ways and through unexpected people and places.
Remember the more daring and bold you are the more you will get noticed. Identify your strengths and talents, stop focusing on what you feel you cannot do or are unable to do. Focus on what you can do. Your confidence will profoundly grow when you start being proactive and commit to taking an action step every day. Get an action buddy so you can create accountability. Check in with each other weekly as having support makes a huge difference. Stay focused as if you get distracted from your goal, you may slip back into loosing control and giving up. Clear time every weekend to invest working on your career change by building in an effective job search action plan. Improve on interview technique. Start the degree you keep talking about. Sign up for a college course to learn new skills. Being clear, focused and proactive and having a structure is crucial. Keep all connections warm and every now and then offer to meet up for a drink with anyone you feel could give you tips, motivation, inspiration or connections.
Take a volunteer job in the field you love. If you are unclear exactly what career you want to change into, reflect on tasks you excel at in your current job. Find a good career coach or career adviser. Make a list of activities you loved doing as a child. Take some time to meditate and reflect.
Above all remember if you are unhappy with what you are doing, you need to get out of the problem and jump into a solution.
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