Mon, 4 September 2017
Mon, 14 August 2017
What is the real goal of having a career anyway?
It’s a topic of conversation that comes up time and time again: SUCCESS.
It should be noted that the definition of success is subjective.
There are some people that are perfectly content on that “traditional” path of success, from getting a degree to landing a job that pays for a fairly decent lifestyle. They get promoted and continue working, perfectly content with their progress.
Or maybe they don’t even get that promotion, yet are still perfectly content with the life and career path they’ve chosen.
Then, there are those people that start to lose interest in their work and even with a promotion (and raise!), they still can’t help but feel like their career has turned into a J-O-B.
It’s become a chore to get out of bed to go and “work” at a place that previously held so much promise, but now holds only daydreams for something better.
What’s better? It could be anything, anywhere…anywhere but where they’re at right now.
If this sounds familiar, don’t sweat it just yet. There is a light at the end of that dark tunnel that you’ve gone down.
The problem isn’t you.
From the day that you started your career, you have continued to learn and grow. You’ve evolved in your role at the organization. The problem is the organization hasn’t shifted the same way you have- the work that you have been doing is no longer aligned with the person you’ve become as you’ve grown in your career.
As you pick up new skills and add more years of experience under your belt, you learn more about what you love about your job and what you could really do without. You begin to look for more work that aligns with what you value.
These little micro-pivots in what you look for in the work that you do help you along your career journey. These shifts in your values shouldn’t be looked at in a negative light. These little shifts bring you incrementally closer to your career goals.
Look at it as an invitation to a bigger path to get to your north star.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to get out of your situation when you’re not even sure what to do next, take it from Lisa and trust that “leaning towards happiness, leaning towards places where you’re already finding flow and satisfaction […] is going to be the best way to start to uncover what direction you’re growing in and what can feel really good for that next step.”
You owe it to yourself to leave your career pain for your career freedom.
If you need help to follow your breadcrumbs to your dream career, visit our career coaching page. Connect with Lisa and she’d be more than happy to help!
About Lisa Lewis
Lisa Lewis, the new HTYC Career Guru, started her career in digital marketing and contemplated going back to school to get into psychology and counseling before finally following her own career breadcrumbs and doing what came naturally to her, which is career coaching.
Here at HTYC, Lisa is involved in all things career change- from her role in the Figure Out What Fits: Career Change Bootcamp, to resume critiques and mock interviews, and also to helping people put all the pieces of their career change puzzle together through one-on-one career coaching. She specializes not only in honing in on your strengths, but also in positioning those strengths for potential employers.
If you want to learn more about our career coaching and other services, head on over to our career coaching page.
Mon, 9 May 2016
Think being a park ranger is about as far from the business world as you can get? Think again. Jody Maberry says the time he spent as a park ranger gave him a solid education in public relations, public speaking, negotiation, and the customer experience. He traded the cubicle for the great outdoors, got his MBA, and discovered that not only could business lesson be applied to the parks system but the parks had lessons to share with the business world too.
Mon, 6 October 2014
Have you ever wondered what the right time is to pursue different work?
Sometimes it's painfully clear! (we work with people every day that have some serious disdain for their jobs)
But what if it's not as obvious? What if you actually like your job and just aren't sure if you should be pursuing something more meaningful... or what if you have multiple opportunities but aren't sure how to measure which one would be better for you.?
This is exactly the question that we just faced just recently when setting out the goals for the rest of this year and into next year!
How do you know when it's time to move on to something else?
This is hard, even for us (and it's kind of what we do here at Happen to Your Career.)
In this episode You learn
Wed, 1 October 2014
Do you wonder why you can't get what you want in your career? I'll bet it's because you are not focusing on the 20% of stuff that ACTUALLY MATTERS.
Wondering what I'm talking about? Today's episode talk's about Pareto and what he observed in nature that is critical to your career (and your whole life)
Check out http://happentoyourcareer.com/onestop to find out how to choose work you truly want to be doing!