Are You in the Right Career?
If your career situation changed significantly over the past several months, you’re not alone.
As part of my continuing series on finding certainty in an uncertain world, today we’re talking about the field you’re in – whether you’re on an upward career path, have a job that “just pays the bills” right now, or work as a stay-at-home parent, volunteer, retired person or something else.
Everyone should have a career that gives them joy, abundant pay, a sense of growth, and – above all – certainty about their future.
If that’s working from home and moving to a safer, cleaner, and less expensive place in the country . . . or finding that job opening you’ve been looking for in another industry . . . or finally getting the chance to show your skills at the management level, your career should be one that lowers your stress level, keeps you constantly growing, and gives you a sense that you are pursuing your God-given purpose on this planet.
If that’s not your current job or career path, there are things you can do:
• Create a side hustle in a field you love. I never recommend that anyone give up their day job before having a plan in place to transition to their ideal career. But you CAN test the waters with a side hustle or part-time work in your new field.
• Ask management what it would take to change jobs at your current company. If you love where you work, but find your current position stressful, ask whether you can get further training and move to another position that’s better for you.
• Volunteer in a field you love. If your current job pays the bills but doesn’t make your heart sing, try volunteering to get the “job satisfaction” you’re not getting elsewhere. You might eventually find a new career in non-profit work, ministry, network marketing or a hobby you never thought would pay enough to keep you happy.
If career transition is in your future, as a Certified Oola Life Coach, I’m here to help create certainty, abundance, and joy in your career. Let’s talk!
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