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Get what you want in your career - the change - faster!
Sep 10

How To Get What You Want Faster!

By Shirin Khamisa | Find A Career That Fits

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Written by Shirin Khamisa, Founder, Careers by Design

How To Get What You Want Faster!

You’re reading this because you want something to change.

Maybe you want a different career, a better job or more balance in your life.

Understanding how “change” works can help you get what you want faster.

One important part of change is thinking about making a change.  

Contrary to popular belief, daydreaming about what you want can pull you forward towards achieving your goal.

Ellen, a young lawyer, found that creating a powerful mental picture of herself as a partner and visualizing success helped her get through many gruelling nights at the office. It kept her excited about her future.

Picturing success prepares us for change. It also dampens some of the anxiety about moving forward into something new.

Even though thinking about change is a critical part of the change process, many people find themselves stuck in the thinking stage.  In fact, by the time most people come in for career counseling, they have been thinking about their situation for months or even years.

Thinking about what you want without taking action steps can be paralyzing and leave you feeling stuck. To speed up the change process, it’s important to start or continue taking the right action steps.

Even if you have to begun taking action steps you may have encountered roadblocks that have prevented you from moving forward. Other common obstacles to taking action include: being afraid of making a mistake, not knowing what to do, or not knowing what you really want.

Knowing what’s really holding you back and dealing with it will get you unstuck. Change can be hard and if you’re struggling, I guarantee there are good reasons for it.

If you’re tired of trying to do it all on your own, we’re here to help. Working with our professional career coaches can help you get just the right amount of thinking/strategizing and action taking to help you get what you want faster.

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How to choose your own career path and be happy with it
Nov 04

How To Choose Your Own Career Path And Be Happy With It

By Lee Weisser | Find A Career That Fits

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Written by Lee Weisser, Career & Life Coach

How to choose your own career path and be happy with it.

Are you thinking about a new approach towards your career? Want to break out of your rut and try something new? A better path? Want to start your own business?

Maybe this is the year you will make a big step forward.

In fact, you may have so many good ideas you can’t decide which one to pursue.

You’re not alone. Lots of us can usually generate tons of ideas on a moment’s notice.

We get really excited – passionate even – about bringing these ideas to fruition. But somewhere along the way it’s easy to get stalled.

Here’s what can help: Getting focused.

Activities that demand your full sensory awareness of the present moment help calm the chaos in your mind.

A daily practice of yoga or mindfulness meditation may help you feel centered and able to concentrate on one thing at a time. Mental imagery or visualization is another technique — often used by athletes — to achieve the best possible state of mind for peak performance.

Give yourself some quiet time in a space you love.

Whatever technique you choose, the secret is to make your practice a daily habit. When you do, these new patterns become embedded in your brain and your body.

Over time they require less conscious effort to carry out. Recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm that whatever we repeatedly give attention to will become hard-wired in our brains.

When your mind is quiet you will be capable of thinking more clearly and more deeply.

You’ll be able to weigh various options against the values that are really important to you, values such as: creativity, freedom, recognition, variety, working with others, helping society, achievement.

What do you need for your work life?  Here are some tips to get started.

  • If you can’t think of anything, start with what you don’t want in your work (like a boss breathing down your neck)…and then turn that into a positive characteristic (like autonomy).
  • When you put your thoughts down on paper they start to become real. When you discuss them with others, they take on actual shape and dimension.
  • Identifying your dreams is the first step in choosing your own path. It is a powerful way to take more control of your life.

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