You have decided to come up with a new career.
The first and one of the most important steps is to figure out who you are and what you want.
A lot of times people just change jobs because another one becomes available. There is little thought about why they want that job except for maybe the bump in pay.
I didn’t want to live that way. We spend a large part of our lives working.
I wanted my job to be something I enjoyed.
I have worked in a few fulfilling careers. I am the type that commits to my decisions. Even the jobs that were just a means-to-an-end, I have taken seriously and worked hard to be the best. I believe I can do anything I put my mind to.
When I was ready to leave my first career in film production I felt stuck. I didn’t know what that next thing would be. I have many interests and hobbies. How was I going to choose just one? My fear was that I wouldn’t like the hobby anymore if I needed to make money from it. And if I did it all the time.
I took time to figure out who I am and what I wanted. I started by looking at where I wanted to live, how I wanted my days to look and how I wanted to work.
I asked Questions:
- Where did I want to live-city, country, coast, mountains, foreign country?
- How did I want to work– at home, in an office, outside in nature, inside in comfort?
- Who did I want to work with-alone, with people, artists, creatives, kids, adults, animals?
- What field of work interests me?
- What is my personality type and what does that tell me?
- What skills do I already have?
- How do I want each day, week and year to look?
Nothing is forever. I had a few careers that didn’t end up being what I thought. I went into each position with an open mind and a hope that it would be the right choice. I was committed to learning and doing the best job I could while there. I evaluated each position to determine my likes and dislikes. If it turned out to not be what I liked, I knew I could try something different. And now I had more information.
Through this process, I found my calling. Life coaching is something that combines my experiences and my personality. It is something I have been doing for years without the title.