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
In every career change, there is always the wish to improve, to find ourselves in a better situation. We might be longing for a higher sense of meaning, or more freedom, or whatever.
However, we don’t know that before we are fully ready to embrace our new career, we need to let go of the old role we’ve been playing. And surprisingly, that’s harder to do than it might seem at first glance.
Letting go is part of the inner process of making any change.
Author William Bridges says in his book “Transitions” that most people are reluctant to admit Continue reading
Reality Shows never cease to surprise me … in a bad way.
The latest crazy idea I’ve seen advertised is a show called “Blind date”, where a couple of total strangers get married on their first date.
Can you imagine?
They haven’t even had time to feel any kind of physical attraction, much less to get to know each other enough to believe they could enjoy sharing their lives together.
Call me old fashioned but way before I even considered getting married to whom is now my hubby, we knew each other pretty well (and I guess 16 happy years together mean we did something right when we chose each other)
While this show is probably only fiction, and nobody gets married with anyone, the truth is we tend to approach our career choices in a very similar fashion.