One of the career principles I teach is – you have to let go of the good in order to embrace the great. I had to let of some of the things that I really enjoyed doing, businesses who were making good returns in order to make space for something great.
So what happens, one of the greatest obstacles to career change is comfort. Meaning, you got something working, it brings food on the table, pays the bills, but every monday feels like a pain.
Three types of mindsets:
Could be, Should be, must be.
Shift from where you are at to the could be mindset
Is the wondering stage, you have to take away all previous beliefs, restriction and insecurity and shred it all away limiting mindset to achieve wonder mindset. Then you start to see things, the could be mindset. The could be gives you clarity. The could be stage is what I love to do most, do best, what are my talents, passion & values.
Frequent career transitions used to be a sign of failure but today, being career mobile and having a diverse array of experiences is not only common, but is rapidly becoming aspirational. Today’s leaders need to have a career matrix, with horizontal and vertical moves signifying depth and breadth of experience, skills and exposure to different markets.
Regardless of the stages of life, your circumstances or even your abilities, you should always plan your career.
I see many people who get so comfortable in their career that they stop planning ahead and park. An example will be someone who works for a bank and has had a successful career.
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Over the last 20 years of transition, I’ve often heard, “I can’t have the career I want because I don’t have the right experience.”
I felt the same way when I began my career transition journey at the age of 22. It started broad, with wanting to better educate myself, or to own a business. Although these careers seemed vastly different, they all appealed to me.
Then I realised I was the main obstacle getting in the way of me pursuing my dream job.
Once you discover who you are, the truth of knowing who you are, the truth will set you free. It will enable you to be the leader in your life and you truly can live a healthy, happy & prosperous life. Too many people wander through life waiting for opportunity to find them. They know they want things like a good job, a nice car, a nice home, love and friendship, but they have never really taken the time to be specific about what they want.
It seems as if everywhere we turn others are giving us advice, or an opinion about what could or should be done about a situations or problem. A key to success is knowing the difference between good and not-so-good advice and acting on the good advice.
I’m facing a job change and I’m thinking about my next step. In reflecting, I realise that I’ve never had a plan or vision for where I want to be and have just let chance guide me. How should I proceed?
Many times I come across linkedin profile statues stating that the individual is ‘Looking for the next opportunity. This defies the purpose of opportunity, and also raises a few questions. How do you find opportunity? Does opportunity find you? Is it luck?