FOUR WAYS TO OBTAIN CAREER FULFILLMENT
Advance Your Career Without Regrets
The demand for career coaches and personal coaching in the last few years has been on a rapid increase. Why is this? In part, career fulfillment is lower because of the change in perceptions of the emerging younger workforce and the change in the way businesses structure their culture. The reasons for both could easily be an article in of itself, but this is not that article.
Figuring out the path to career fulfillment and how to find it, is a difficult process for many. The premise of this article is to help you to thoughtfully advance your career and have fewer regrets along the way.
Refreshing your why and getting in the proper mindset about your career, will help you to be endlessly motivated when Monday morning comes along.
Four Suggestions to Consider When Advancing Your Career
1. DON’T LET THE PERKS DETERMINE YOUR CAREER PATH
Keep your eye on your needs and you won’t regret your career choices. The lure of an expense account, health insurance and a retirement plan can take you off course. We receive many requests from people that are looking for career coaching. A vast majority of those requests come from people that definitively know what they DO NOT want.
Your career goal should not simply be about avoiding a miserable work environment. In order to achieve a high level of career fulfillment, you have to have a clear understanding of your specific career and personal needs.
2. DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION AND USE IT
Developing your intuition is great way in pursuing career fulfillment. Some call this street smarts, other will call it your gut feeling. Using your intuition, gut or street smarts in conjunction with solid logic is the best combination. Relying on your logical brain too much, will guide you away from many legitimate opportunities in career advancement. On the other hand, using your gut only without using valuable critical thinking skills will also misguide you. Working with a certified coach will help you to have balance between the two.
3. DEVELOP YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
At some point in early development you may have learned that asking for help was not for you. There may have been a well -intended adult that forced their beliefs on you, and you felt trapped or disrespected as a result. Going into adulthood, you may have decided not to ask for help or take the advice from someone that had the wisdom to help you succeed. Getting the facts from a credible person is a big part of using critical thinking skills. Using critical thinking skills will be very useful in determining the career path that is best for you resulting in career fulfillment.
4. MAKE CAREER CHANGES MINDFULLY
Today the average person stays at a job for 22 months. Many of those same people even change careers entirely. Job hopping without considering whether or not doing so will advance your career can prove to be time wasting. Many career hopping people get stuck in an anxious cycle of discontentment. Getting personal coaching help will enable you to carefully analyze what’s working and what’s not. Most importantly, you’ll get clear answers as to the “why” your career path is correct or needs to be adjusted. Take your time and make thoughtful decisions based on carefully crafted strategies.
The lack of career fulfillment is often times, the result of making rash decisions in a career move. Advancing your career is a journey of discovery that will engage you mentally physically and spiritually.
You don’t have to make these hard decisions on what to do next in your career on your own. Get unbiased input from someone that as nothing to gain from what you decide is your best career path forward. Speak to a New Mindset Academy personal coach before making your next big move.
In the long run this investment will be time saving and boost your overall career fulfillment.