Feeling lost or stuck in your career can be very unsettling. The need to find a solution can lead to people going on a search for the answer online, in books, or from speaking to family and friends, and yet after all that you still might not have found the answer. This is where coaching can be useful. The coaching process involves asking effective questions for you to come to your own responses and access your inner wisdom.
The space for reflection can help you to gain insight. How you apply the insight into some shape or form is where change begins. This is also why the Coach agrees actions with you between sessions.
If you find yourself in a fog when it comes to your career direction and not sure where to go or what to do next then consider this:
# Choose any direction of interest
What do you have to lose, if where you are now makes you miserable? What do you stand to gain by picking a direction of interest?
# Go exploring
Life can be an adventure when you are willing to take steps into the unknown and discover things you might not have uncovered had you continued to stay in the same spot.
Here I would like to share my own personal story. I grew up on an estate known for its poverty and for being a rough area, with high unemployment rates. People gossiped about each other. I found the community claustrophobic and because my father was an advocate for education as the ticket out of poverty, I went to University and saw it as my opportunity to move out of the neighbourhood. It was from meeting other students I was able to experience a whole new world and consider my possibilities. It was a contrast to the mindset and way of living I witnessed on the estate. Having a comparator enabled me to see what was out there and what my options were.
When you do the same things and have always lived the same way, with the same kind of thoughts, it can sometimes be difficult to see what the possibilities are and part of what a Coach can do is to challenge unhelpful beliefs; work with you to come up with options; offer another perspective, to help you make a shift if you are feeling stuck or uncertain.
Questions to help with choosing a direction:
- What have you always been curious about? What interests you?
- What difference would you like to see in the world?
- What problem would you like to resolve that other people might also be experiencing
- The times when you had the most fun, what were you doing?
- In the next 7 days you have been assigned the role of ‘creator,’ no job description given, only that you must create something, what would that be?
- If you could start your life all over again and choose your first job, what job would you choose?
If you’ve been waiting too long for the fog to clear and fancy a destination with more sun, take the first step in creating your own path, or pick any direction that interests you. Some of the best moments are the wonderful surprises and fabulous experiences you create in life. If you are interested in Josie Coaching services to help you move forward then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org