I am very good at seeing the big picture and breaking it down into steps.
This came in handy for my editing and my script supervisor roles on set. I would look at the story and where the people had been before each scene. Then I would think through the story progression in everything they wore, carried, or had in the scene. I could easily figure out reasons why things would be in a scene or not be in the scene. My job was to ask questions about the characters to make sure the details were addressed. This is how I found the why for each character.
When I was looking for my next career I needed to find my new Why.
I had to ask myself a few questions.
- Why did I want another career?
- Why did I no longer want my current career?
- What did I want my life to look like?
- Why did I want that?
These questions were just the beginning. There were many more questions that came up along the way. I questioned everything I did and thought.
The questions were leading me to figure out why I worked, what I wanted from my next career and how I wanted to live.
Our needs and reasons change as we grow and live our lives. We don’t normally think about these questions as we trudge through our daily and weekly routines.
A lot of times it takes an event like a divorce, a move, or loss of a job, to create a change. But we can change at any time.
I have had to think about these questions a few times. The answers have been different at different times in my life. There have been some consistent themes and I took note of them.
Of course, evaluation gives us insight. This is another thing we don’t often do. But it was the most important step in my job search process.
I evaluated everything about my past careers, my current career and the careers that sounded interesting. The questions lead to more questions and then to answers.
Once I found my why, the path was easier to find. I knew from past experiences that I could make anything happen.
It doesn’t mean that the path was paved in gold. I had starts, stops and fears. But I kept holding on to my Why. Using my answers to keep me on track. And now I am so happy. I found the thing I was born to do.
I love watching my clients find their way. And I know you can do it too.
If you are ready to dream, design and deliver your next career, I am here to help. Send me an email at email@example.com and we can set up a free consultation call.