When you are desperate and in pain, you’re not in your most resourceful state. You’ll just try to stop feeling so bad, as quickly as possible, and won’t be able to see all the possibilities that lay in front of you.
Any career decision you make in a state like that, will probably also be one that you’ll later regret.
That’s why you need to detach from your career problem as much as possible, and create Continue reading
Most of us fell into our careers.
It wasn’t a conscious choice based on what would make us happy. Instead, a mixture of chance, false expectations, pressure from our parents, unrealistic dreams and pure misinformation led many of us into a career path of frustration and disappointment.
No wonder then that around 30 or 40, after we’ve spent some time dealing with the hard reality of a soulless job, we come to the conclusion that what we are doing it’s no longer enough.
We feel that something important is missing. And that dissatisfaction it’s Continue reading
Few life decisions are as scary as making a career change.
The good news is we can do a couple things to ease those fears. And not only that, we can use them to pave a greater future for ourselves.
I’m specially referring to 3 key questions that, if you find clarity about them way before you quit your job, you’ll avoid a lot of emotional turmoil in your career transition. Continue reading
Are you daydreaming about quitting your job, leaving your boss behind and gaining a new sense of freedom?
I know that’s a recurring thought of those who feel trapped in a meaningless job.
But figuring out if this is the right time to do it or not, it’s trickier than it seems.
In this blog series, you’ll find some ideas to help you make a wise decision. Continue reading
As a coach, I’ve become a bit obsessed with finding the perfect questions.
Questions are powerful tools since they help our minds to focus. And when we focus, inspiring ideas and powerful insights can come to us that have the potential to change our lives for the better.
That’s the beauty of coaching.
But at times, questions seem to “find” me.
Recently, a friend asked me this:
It’s about time for me to tell you a bit more about my own career change journey; when in 2002 I found myself so physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted that I finally had to admit to myself that something had to change…and quickly.
So let me share with you the top 3 lessons I got from it, since they will help you navigate your own career transition and avoid some of the pitfalls that you will surely encounter along the way. Continue reading
You want to enjoy fulfilling work, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article, right?
But when you are planning a career change, how do you know if a the new career you are considering moving into, will be fulfilling for you or not?
Either if you are planning a career change or if you urgently need to feel better in your current job, knowing these 5 career fulfillment laws will help you. Continue reading
When dealing with matters that affect our future, happiness and safety, (and making a career change will influence those three) our rational minds tend to go into overdrive.
The mind, in its attempt to make things safer for us, can easily over complicate things.
We do that by asking the wrong questions, questions that will keep us stuck in analysis paralysis. I know that’s typically true for me.
There are 3 questions in particular that need some tweaking Continue reading
Inner peace is one of my most cherished values. Maybe because I feel things too much, I’m all about doing things with the least amount of emotional pain as possible.
But when it comes to making a career change, you know as well as I do, we are up for an emotional roller coaster. So what can we do?
In my experience as a career coach, and simplifying things a bit, I’ve noticed that there are 3 steps than, when followed sequentially , ease away lots of our career change fears.
And interestingly enough, Continue reading