Category Archives: Career Change Ideas

Don’t quit your job while you still hate it

Don’t quit your job while you still hate itHas your job ruined your Sunday nights? Yeah, with that feeling of dread you get about having to come back to work the next morning because quite frankly… you hate every minute of it.

If this is you, what I’m about to share is exactly what you need the most, (even though it won’t be easy to hear)

Don’t quit your job yet.
There is a bit of healing (and wisdom gathering) you need to do before you leave.

I know, I know. That is a tough one to swallow, but there is a good reason why I say so.
Let me explain. Continue reading

What my thyroid taugh me about doing work I love

Back then in 2002 I was working as a Building Engineer.

After all I had spent to get there: the long years, tons of personal effort and money into getting my credentials to become what is officially know in my country as “Techincal Architect in Building Execution”, or what most people know as Building Engineer, I wasn’t feeling happy.

Everyone around me thought I was living the dream, but honestly, it was all just a facade.
I was feeling very miserable, knowing I was comprimising a huge part of who I was just to Continue reading

Top 5 Personality Tests (part 3): Myers Briggs Type Indicator

(This article is part 3 of a series about personality test for career happiness. If you haven’t read previous parts, you can find them here: Top 5 Career Personality Tests (includes links to parts 1 and 2)

The Myers Briggs is probably the most known personality test around.

Based on the works of Carl Jung, it has been widely used among career coaches over the years.

But it is much more than just a career tool, as you’re about to discover.

 

Have you ever tried to discover if you are an Continue reading

Do what you love: Top 5 advantages of doing work in alignment with who you are

How much do you like it when you’re forced to be someone other than who you truly are?
I guess not too much…

Because going against your natural grain demands an extra, constant amount of energy on your part, it is really draining. And thus it’s not sustainable.

On the contrary, doing work that is in alignment with who you are, has many, Continue reading

How to take a break from your career frustration

career-frustrationWhen 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

Career Personality Test: 3 Reasons to use several personality test

Career PersonalityThere are many personality tests out there to help you gain a better understanding of yourself. And since knowing who you are is key to career happiness, you’ll benefit tremendously from using them.

The thing with personality tests is that each one uses a different language, they look at you from a slightly different perspective, giving you a different type information about who you are, and what’s more important in my opinion,* some of those* tests will resonate with you and others won’t.

The problem with relying on just one personality test is that it limits you too much. You can miss relevant information and it can even be counterproductive.

If only for that, it’s worth using Continue reading

Find your Path: How to get back in touch with your inspiration

When you were a child you knew exactly what you loved to do.

Back then, if you had a typical, regular childhood, you could easily get lost in any activity that drew your attention. You could explore any path that fascinated you. For some time, you could be, well… just YOU.

No guilt. No shame. No shoulds.

But trying to do what you love as an adult, it’s Continue reading

Your Ideal Career: The 1 thing you absolutely need to know about yourself

know yourselfI believe the most important piece to figuring out your ideal career is to know yourself.
It truly made all the difference for me.

But what exactly do you need to know about yourself?

Most people -and this is a common mistake- base their career choices solely on their skills.

It seems the logical thing to do, right?

But it’s not your skills that matter when meaning and fulfillment are your goals. Instead, you need to know how Continue reading

Career Change: When does your career change journey really begin? (it will surprise you)

career change journeyMost 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

Career Transition series: 3 Questions you must consider before quitting your day job

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