“Take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is what I know about you. In your 20’s you started a career path and followed that path.
You worked hard.
You found success.
You carved out a career.
You worked harder.
You climbed the staircase.
You became an expert.
Now 5, 10, 15, 20 years later, your career and your current job, well, it’s just fine. You like your boss. Or not. You like your co-workers. Most of the time. Your email box is too full. Your clients aren’t interested or interesting.
You wonder “is this all there is?”
You start to think that this life and career isn’t really what you imagined.
You don’t have time to think about what you wanted when you started.
You want to be done and just move on.
You don’t like where you are but you don’t know what to do next.
I’m happy. I’m not happy. Sometimes in the same minute/hour/day.
Here’s the thing: Just fine isn’t good enough anymore.
You want to do something different
You don’t know what you want to do. Or maybe you do.
You just know that you don’t like what you are doing.
Is this you?
I know I want something else and I know where I want to go
Or is this you?
I know I want something else and I don’t know where I want to go.
This was me. I wanted something else in my career and I had no idea where to start. So I started with the first step. I made a list of all of the things that I wanted in my next career. Everything. Even the ability to work with people who want to make a difference in the world. One of my clients put flip flops on her list. Another client has global travel on his list. Just write your ‘what I want list’ today.
What if you have no idea what you want? Then make a list of what you don’t want. One client has not punching a time clock on her list. Another client has not working with an unethical board of directors. My list has not having to live and die by my email.
You can absolutely do this first step. I have faith in your first step ability. Just take the first step and only the first step.
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If you are ready to take action to break out of ‘fine’ and start your journey to the career and the life you have always wanted, let’s talk.
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