This is my 2nd video in the series about changing careers. Grab a pen and paper or your iPad and be prepared to do some homework.
This is the 2nd in my series of videos about changing careers after all, some of you, like me, have gotten to a point professionally where it feels like time to start looking at other alternatives.
I don’t care what your age is. Whether you are a geezer like me or someone much younger, you just come to realize that this is not fulfilling work that you’re doing and you just want to do something else but are not clear about what you want to do.
Today, we are going to answer some questions that will help you with your evaluation of alternatives. After all, if you are not sure about what to do next, I want to help you instigate your mind in order. Start thinking in new directions.
This is a homework assignment I’m giving you. It is a series of questions that will help cultivate your thinking about what direction to take.
- “What do I enjoy regardless of the opinions of others?” I think this is a great opening question that allows you to stand out from the influence of others that I certainly know I am influenced by. “
- “What would I love doing enough that I would do it for free?“
- “If I had to teach something, what would I teach?”
- “What would I do that makes me lose track of time?” It makes you get into the flow when you are doing a bunch of stuff.
- “What do people typically ask me for help with?”
- “What makes me feel great about myself?”
These are the starting questions for this part of the process. So far I’m giving you 6 questions. Let me add a few more.
7. “Is there a cause that you really believe in or feel strongly about?”
8. “What are your favorite thing is that you have done in the past? What are they that you have done now?”
9. “What has occurred in the past that you don’t want others to go through?”
When all is said and done, I want you to connect with yourself in doing this process. I want you to really think about it, explore and “feel stuff.”I really think that is the way to go here. Take some time and review.
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