5 steps to help you answer the question ‘what else could I do for a career?’
Are you desperate to leave your job, but are waiting until you have it all figured out what to do before you take any action? Do you lie in bed searching through the nooks and crannies of your brain trying to think of something else that could work? All the time feeling dread and miserable in your current job and feel as though you are on an emotional roller coaster?
Dreading returning to work? Here are 5 strategies to help ease yourself back.
Even if you love your job after a week or two of indulgence it can be hard to find the energy and mindset to get back in your groove. Today has been my first full day back and I was not looking forward to it, but I survived it! Here are 5 strategies I am implementing to help ease me let go of the holiday blues.
How to Make Your Dreams Become your Reality
What’s that burning dream you have? That goal that gets you excited and gives you butterflies. Maybe it’s a dream to climb Kilimanjaro, to move into that idyllic cottage, to start your own business or run the marathon. That dream that starts to light you up inside.
But then you find all the reasons why you can’t do it. The timings not right, the finances won’t work, your family wouldn’t approve, and it’s just too big a project to take on at the moment. Before you know it the light is switched off and the dream is put back in its box for another day when it will be considered once more only to be shunned again. Sound familiar?
All I Want for Christmas is a New Job!
Dear Father Christmas
I know you are really busy this year and that technically as I am over 18 I don’t qualify for a delivery, but I’ve been working really hard and would be on your ‘nice list’. I would really love it if you could find me a new job, a job that makes me feel like I am making a difference each day, that allows me to grow and show what I have to offer. Ultimately I want a job I enjoy and allows me to thrive. I would really appreciate it if you could find the time.
Good luck with the Christmas deliveries and I hope you enjoy the New Year break.
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I don’t know who I am anymore.
When I first walked away from my corporate job, I was filled with great excitement and wondered what the next chapter of my life would bring. Who would I meet and where would it take me? I was a single girl with close family ties but nothing holding me down; I literally could go anywhere and try anything. But that was also extremely scary as everything that had come to define me and shape my daily routine was open to change. I found myself starting to question who was the real Kerrie and what did I want and what did I wanted my legacy to be.
Have you gone back to your old job?
Have you found yourself going back to that job that you know? You thought you had made the break, you had planned your escape but for whatever reason, you are back there. Maybe they offered you more money, perhaps you changed employer but it may as well be the same. Maybe you’ve gone from being an employee to a contractor. Perhaps you found yourself in a redundancy situation and you felt this would force you to do what you’ve wanted for a while, but then you got scared and thought better the devil you know and maybe this is as good as it gets. Could you think of nothing else and until you do you will stay with what you know you can’t put your family through this uncertainty.
How are you holding yourself back from making your career change?
Do you feel trapped, miserable, unfilled or even bored at work and wonder how to get yourself out of your situation? We can be our own biggest obstacle in terms of holding ourselves back from taking control of our careers and making the changes we need. In my own story, I have been extremely guilty of this. In today’s blog, I wanted to share with you common themes I have seen clients struggle with, but through acknowledgement and taking action, they have managed to push through these obstacles and make their career change. Which of these is part of your story?
I Hate My New Job, Is It Too Soon To Leave?
The despair is kicking in. You’ve tried talking to your manager, but to no avail. You’ve shared your concerns with family and friends, but they are encouraging you to stick it out as its probably just teething problems and if not you need to get that magic year on your CV.
But you can’t see it getting any better, in fact, you know deep down that this is not going to work. You feel trapped and the despair is kicking in. You’ve noticed that your confidence and levels of self-esteem are plummeting. The impact is not constrained just to your working life but you’ve found you are struggling to sleep and are snapping at your loved ones. A year just seems too long and you are scared of the impact if you do continue to stick it out.
Does this sound familiar or do you know someone who is in this very situation? Here are my 4 steps to help you start to clear the fog and find your way through.
Am I Having A Mid Life Crisis Or Is It Time To Quit My Job?
I’m going to let you into a secret; this was the exact thought I had in my head when I started to seriously contemplating making changes to my career. The big 40 was looming, a couple of years earlier I had lost my mum and I had started to question what I wanted from life. The path I had envisaged had not materialized for me, I had not met my Mr Perfect, the family I assumed I would have, had not materialised. However, life was generally good; I had a lovely home, a great family and amazing friends. I would travel far and wide a number of times a year and life was very comfortable. But was comfortable enough?
Job or Career? Does it matter?
Is there a difference between a job and a career and does it really matter? I must admit I use both terms, I refer to myself as a career coach, but will use job and career interchangeably. The other day I got asked by a prospective client what is the difference and this got me thinking.