When people look at the challenges ahead when making a job or career change, it often seems as if the barriers are insurmountable. Let me offer a different perspective, based on how far you’ve come in your life.
You have been thinking about this change for some time, haven’t you? You’ve started to imagine yourself in your new situation, “trying on your new self.”
You have a whole life of practical skills, working effectively with people, aligning around larger organizational goals, and creatively taking initiative. These are skills which weren’t nearly so developed when you were fresh out of school.
You have a lot of valuable experience in the previous jobs you’ve had. Your particular path has been somewhat unique, and can help you stand out from other people if it’s the right situation.
You’ve been developing a passion for change, readying yourself internally. You’re looking for those great opportunities which will help lead you toward your bright future.
So you’re already 80% there. The rest is hard work, yes, but the momentum is building.
An important resource
I had a chance to chat with the author of a new book, From Laid Off To Living. It does a great job of helping people who are struggling with the emotional journey after losing their job. If you’re in this situation or seeking to support someone who’s lost their job, have a look. It’s simple, but powerful.
|Carl Dierschow is a Certified Small Fish Business Coach and author of the career management guide, Mondays Stink! 23 Secrets to Rediscover Delight and Fulfillment in Your Work. He is a career coach for those going through interesting transitions, and works with small business owners who need to create breakthroughs in achieving their business goals. Find out more at www.Dierschow.com and www.SmallFish.us.
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