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?
After taking time to answer these questions, I started to explore job and business possibilities that interested me. Since I had taken the time to really get to know myself, I could determine if a job was something I should pursue. Through research I was able to use all of the information I had discovered to narrow my career search to three possibilities.

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.

I found my dream career.
Are you ready to find yours?