Prepare for a career change

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Career change, are you ready for yours? I can’t even tell you how often I work with clients who are desperate to change careers because they stayed in their job too long. They’ve resisted change and turned a blind eye to the fact that they have grown out of their role and then they’re unhappy and unfulfilled.

This creates massive stress and frustration for my clients and sometimes impulsive decisions to quit their jobs!

Why does this happen:

What you resist persists and eventually, you go into catastrophe thinking of simply running away to solve the problem.

The problem with this way of living: you take yourself with you!

So unless you take the time to actually do some soul searching and really figure out:

A: Who you are
B: What you enjoy doing
C: What you’re good at
D: What your purpose are
E: And then marrying all four

 

You’ll be in many many different roles but end up in the same situation!

 

Even when you do figure all of this out you’ll have to remember that life is EVER CHANGING!

So if you’re happy in your role right now, expect and be willing to grow and accept change.

When you operate from this level you’ll know exactly when it’s time to move up and reach for that next level job and you’ll never overstay your welcome in a role or have to make desperate and impulse decisions. You’ll advance your career with purpose, intention and inevitably be more successful!

So STOP thinking that once you land a new job you’ll be happy there forever!

Start to realize: YOU WILL OUTGROW any role you have eventually due to personal changes or your own career ambition and growth.

Prepare yourself for these career changes by:

  • Starting to really hone in on what makes you happy, what is it that you want for your life and your career. (As I mentioned in my blog entry “You can do it, even Harvard said so”, early research are showing that people who are most successful and fulfilled in their careers are people who always make decisions based on what makes them happy.
  • Stop playing copycat with your peers. Get creative, break free from the normal 9-5 and dare to step into a less ordinary career if it makes you happy.
  • Always keep your linkedIn account and resume updated (you never know who’s looking for you).
  • Always connecting with interesting people in careers you respect and admire.

(spoiler alert: I do all of this with my Ultimate Career Bootcamp participants.)

Fact: According to Forbes millennials will change jobs between 15-20 times during their careers.

 

That means:  Everyone, including you, will make a career transition eventually.

 

ONLY You hold the power to make it a seamless and successful transition.

Now I’d like to hear from you: How do you cope with change? What surprise career transition have you made in your life? Please leave all your comments and questions in the comments below.

Limiting beliefs that are killing you slowly and softly.

IMG_7309I’ve realized in working with my clients and through my own personal experience that there are 3 common limiting beliefs that keep most of us from making successful transitions to careers and lives we love! These 3 culprits keep us stuck in unfulfilling jobs that have an extremely negative impact on our health and relationships.

We’re often completely oblivious to these limiting beliefs and the only way we experience them is through feelings of overwhelm or being paralyzed by the fear they create.

 

These 3 limiting beliefs are:
  1. You think that your perfect job and life will just magically rock up in your life one day, without you taking any responsibility or doing any introspective work to figure out exactly what it is that you want for yourself.
  2. You think all career and life transitions are hard.
  3. You want to have it all planned out perfectly before you take any action towards the next chapter in your life.

Here’s what will happen when you keep holding on to these limiting beliefs:

NOTHING! You’ll stay stuck.

So how do you work through these beliefs to become unstuck?
  1. Becoming aware of them.
  2. Know that these thoughts and beliefs are not set in stone and you can flip them
  3. Know what your fears are surrounding these limiting beliefs and how it’s keeping you stuck.

When you can own your fear and identify the limiting beliefs that are causing them you can move through them. (I spend a lot of time helping my clients with this  and in my Ultimate Career Bootcamp an entire module is dedicated to working through fear and self-sabotages.)

The important thing to remember is that you do hold the power to create your own reality. You can flip any and all limiting beliefs to live a more fulfilling life and find a successful career.

The first step to doing this:

Giving yourself permission to explore and step into the unknown.

 

Now I’d like to hear from you: Are you currently feeling stuck? Do any of these limiting beliefs resonate with you? Tell me which one holds you back in the comments below.

I’d be so grateful if you’d share this with someone who could benefit from these tips and strategies.

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