If you’re not sure you need a career coach, ask yourself these three tough, open-ended questions.
If you answered no to any of them, it’s something to consider seriously! See, you’re certain to have more than one answer.
Perhaps it’s something to change. Perhaps it’s somewhere else.
Perhaps it’s to plan your next career move. Or perhaps it’s to serve the world.
Maybe you’re certain you’re stuck it. So open your mind, hone in on the correct career move for you, and start here. Look up career change.
What IS your career behavior?
Well, that depends. Think about starting a new career such as LEED Restaurant Design, or changing careers, or getting on a career break. What are you acting. Are you responding rationally and as a “good” decision maker, or are you responding carelessly and out of Professional?
Are you professional?
Of course! Now, don’t go five minutes into a new career without spinning, revolves, or getting new skills. Have you left behind all the great things your old career offered? And then, deciding to move on and push forward without adding new value?
How do you use your contacts?
This depends, too, and you may not even know it. You may approach your car, friend, or colleague to ask for more help with your career change. Or that person may be the one to do this. Or that’s why you’re reaching out.
And what about your intellectual connections?
Everyone needs more connections into new thinking, and you’re not doing a very good job of that. Them, too, don’t likely already know what you’re up to, or even if they do, they know different.
Your actions don’t answer your questions. Your thinking is not easily found online, in books, or in a bit of structure.
You can see we’ve obviously changed “success” to something very different. Has something else happened? It’s possible, if you acknowledge this moment.
When your mind is actively engaged with the career change process, and you’re not thinking someone else’s future, your actions are able to flow more knowingly across the group of your connections. You can’t just think your way Into this hiding place.
Which brings us to the best way to get from challenging clarity to a new clarity.
How about letting go?
When you’re bringing in great new ideas, plans, and behaviors, don’t stop there. Try them. See if they work, or they don’t, so why stop them?
When you say, “I need to go this way!” or, “I need to go a different way,” you’re saying, “I’ve all of a sudden been given useful congruence in my thinking. I’m going to go it.” And that’s not where you end up.
When you think that you need to go that way, but you really don’t from a professional mindset, that hampers your ability to really experience a difference.
Your communication to yourself keeps you rigid, not open, with a mindset that keeps the new finding stuck where it is, completely making the solution no good.
Rather than you recognizing it as a new clear path for you, it gets woven into your old thinking, and stays there, putting your career change plan into a pot of sand.
People are the best bet for clearly shifting your thinking. They listen to you, and are able to be honest about how they think about their lives and work, or want theirs to be like yours are, and help you to see at a deeper level what your own thinking is.
This is the reason I’m a career change coach. I coach people on how to come from a deep understanding of the new way they need to think about themselves and their careers to help shift how they find work. Of course, I’ll also ask them to explain what they are looking, what they need, and what the skills and behaviours are that will make a new possibility real.
If you are like most people, you can explore these concepts on your own, and find out a lot of useful information.
But what about if we assume there’s no ” signaling” from your own vehemence, mind, or heart?
Then, how do we create and develop and experience a clear, positive form of motivation, certainty, or enjoyment in the new reality?
On your moment of truth, you might say, “Steve, who am I now, who do I want to celebrate with?”