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Changing Careers | Job Search Radio


Sometimes, people find themselves in a professional boat that they no longer like and decide to change careers. Sometimes, people lose their careers because the economy has changed and suddenly discover that they have lost a career they have invested in for a lifetime.

On this show, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks with career coach Marc Miller about changing careers and how people can figure out how to get going and land in something they love.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching,  all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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Changing Careers at 60 . . . or Later (VIDEO)


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Changing careers when you are over 60 doesn’t have to be difficult. I did it. This is what I did.

Summary

Someone asked me about changing careers at 60. I'm someone who did it a little bit later so it's part of the title . . . "Changing Careers at 60… Or Later."

And I took the approach of I maintain my existing career in search and started to explore coaching more fully during that time. I did training. I did practice. I worked with a number of clients. I had a very full schedule and that's really one of the ways that you can make that kind of a change . . . Is by experimenting with it and doing it on the side. Doing it in a real way where you're talking to people about it and you're actually doing the work in that field, doing it as a side hustle so that in this way you can see what it's really like.

How do you decide what to do?

One of the things I found it is true is that a lot of people wind up being more frightened about taking action than actually take action and discoverfrom their own experience. Doing things is a side hustle, frankly, you've been thinking about certain types of work, certain types of careers, certain types of businesses for the longest time. And these are the things to experiment with.

I want to say "experiment with." Because as long as you are not spending they asked sums of money to do it, it's not like you are buying a McDonald's franchise. Right now you're basically doing something that generally leverages your previous work or deals with a previous passion or passions that you have and seeing if you can create an adequate market for it. Maybe you'll only do it on the side until you retire. That's OK. It doesn't have to be your primary source of income . . . yet, does it?

But what you can do is explore one of these things, try them out, talk with people about them, particularly people who are in different markets than the one that you might be entering in different parts of the country.

LinkedIn is great for that, right? Just contact them and say, "Look you work in one area of the country and I work in another. I'm thinking of doing something similar. Can I pick a brain for a couple of minutes about the challenges you had at the beginning?"

Look for someone that's more of a contemporary then someone who is 20 years your junior who will understand some of the existing problems in the business. They'll be able to talk from the perspective of someone who's a contemporary age wise, and give you advice that makes more sense. .

They don't want to talk? It's a big world! There are plenty of people who will be willing to talk to you; just keep digging. You'll find folks to talk with.

So, again, the ideal way is to try it as a side hustle, to explore things on the side. Yes, you'll be working hard at it. But you know you like this other thing and it's going to be your leverage when you hit whatever the retirement age is to supplement Social Security, supplement any pensions that you might have.

That's going to be able to help you earn a living and enjoy your life.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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Changing Your Paralysis To Change

Changing Your Paralysis To Change

Everyone knows that making change is one of the scariest things we deal Changing Your Paralysis To Making a Changewith as adults. We recognize and acknowledge a need to make a life or professional change and then find it impossible to do anything about it.

Why does it become hard?

Conflicting Responsibilities. We have our current career. We have a family or trying to find someone to date or be in relationship with We want to have a little fun in life and, heck, there is that new series on (Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, etc.) and there is no time.

Fear. Change involves risk. As adults, we don’t often recognize fear. We couch in pop culture terms like “procrastination” or “anxiety” to disguise the very fact that we are afraid of doing something new.

Habit. Imagine driving a bus on a one lane dirt road. Every bus drives on the same path and the rut in the road becomes deeper and deeper as more buses travel in the rut. That’s what happens to many of us as we start to think of our lives and our careers. We are driving on the same rut as every other bus.

Changing Your Paralysis To Making a ChangeI Don’t Know How to Change. Closely coupled with “I don’t know how to change,” is “I have to figure it out by myself.” Add to this is “I don’t know where to start,” and you have a very powerful cocktail for inertia.

We Know How to Trick Ourselves.  I was working with a group recently and a man said something that sounded like he was changing his intentions for change after so passionately advocating for the very change the week before. I asked, “I’m confused. Does your fear tend to send up a signal of danger that causes you to change your plans?”

“Yes,” he said. “It’s probably the biggest way I trip myself up and stay in the same place.”

Changing Your Paralysis To Making a ChangeMy recent article on “Stuck:  Deciding Between Resignation, Perseverance and Acceptance in Your Career” struck a chord with many people about their feeling of ennui and frustration in the workplace. The interesting thing I heard from the LinkedIn messages I received was frustration—anger directed at oneself instead of at the party that should be the recipient.

The need to inhibit one’s responses is a well-learned condition for most employees. No one should act out of anger and harm someone but there needs to be institutionally approved ways for employees to express themselves when they are angry.

Which takes me to the question of what should you do when you are paralyzed and unable to make a change.

How do you move forward and attain what you want professionally and personally?

  1. Decide who you want to become. You are going to need to change as a person in order to change your career and life. What sort of change do you want to make in yourself to have the life you want or the career you want?Changing Your Paralysis To Making a Change
  2. Decide what you want to do over the next 90 days. Major changes may involve longer periods of time than 90 days but certainly there are large chunks you can carve out in 90 days.
  3. Why? Why do you want to engage in this effort? What difference will it make to you and your life to make this change? It is important to connect with the deep reason for doing this by asking yourself, “Why,” to your first three answers. Why does this matter to you? Go deeper.
  4. What can you do (each day, every other day, this week) to move the needle forward in the direction of what you want to attain over the next 90 days?
  5. Start telling people. When I trained to run the New York Marathon, I told people I was going to run New York. They got very excited for me at the beginning and excited for me in the last few weeks before I ran it about what I was doing. Knowing myself as I did, I knew I needed that extra boost at the beginning to get started and at the end and but would need to rely upon myself in the middle.
  6. Get support. It is so much harder to do things like this by yourself than doing it with others. Hire a coach. Join a group of people who also want to achieve something in their lives. Just don’t do it alone.
  7. After one week, review how you did. Most people dread the word “accountability” because it has become weaponized by businesses and government to punish people who make certain mistakes. Instead of accountability, review how you did and ask, “What did I learn from this,” whether you accomplished it or not. Maybe you could have done more. Maybe it was easier than you thought. Maybe you bit off more than you could chew. No matter what outcome you attain, ask yourself what you can do to move the needle forward and advance.Changing Your Paralysis To Making a Change

It starts with the courage to face the truth. You are going to have to expend effort and make change as well as the wisdom to know you need support to do so.

 

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

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Making a Career Pivot? The Most Important Areas of Your LinkedIn Profile


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Your LinkedIn profile is skewered toward your past. You want to make a pivot but your history doesn’t support it., What are the most important areas of your profile, given that you want to make a pivot.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about those of you are trying to make a career pivot or a career change about using LinkedIn a little differently than you have been conditioned to use it. When you are creating a profile or have created a profile on LinkedIn, often. It is a recitation of your past, rather than an indication of your aspirations or desires for the future.

For example, I worked in executive search for more than 40 years and may depend it into being a coach. Part of the work that I do is around executive job search coaching; part of it relates to life and business coaching. I'm self-employed (I have a corporate entity that I can frame in this way) and if I left my profile intact. For you who is an employee wants to remain an employee of the firm, but pivot to something else, there is a problem here. The problem is that your bio is a recitation of your past rather than a presentation of your future, right?Here are the 2 areas on your LinkedIn profile that are most critical for you and then make a recommendation to you for the remainder of your profile.

To me, the 2 most important areas of your LinkedIn profile if you're making a pit are (1) the line underneath your name where you can talk about what it is you want to be doing and not continue with that statement of what your past was. The other one is (2) the summary area of your LinkedIn profile, where they give you a lot of space to talk about yourself. When you do so, remember that when firms are searching LinkedIn, they think in terms of keywords. You want to use relevant terms for your aspiring industry or field so that when people or firms are searching for someone like what you want to be, they can find you.

In addition, you want to make it easy for them to reach out to you. You don't want them spending the equivalent of $12 or $15 to send an inMail to you. If you are not connected to them. You want to make it easy for them. Put your email address and phone number in the summary area so that they have the ability to reach out to you.

Finally, for your older information, for the stuff that you done up until this point, think about minimizing it,if not eliminated if it is not relevant to what you want to be and what you want to be doing. Think about from the standpoint of the employer. If you think that the work that you've done is going to benefit them, you want to continue to included under each firm that you've worked for eliminated the extraneous. Speak of relevant information for the employer (let me use myself as an example) for my work as a coach. I would go into my background where I evaluate and assess people, advising businesses on improving operations and being more efficient might be part of the work I would convey for my time is being a headhunter that could be useful to a firm now.

You have your equivalent and you always want to be thinking in terms of what a firm wants to know about you and your past that your LinkedIn profile can address and eliminate the rest. I'm sure this is counterintuitive for a lot of you but minimize it, if not eliminate, all the unnecessary text altogether.

To be clear, I'm not saying to take out the jobs or lie. I'm trying to tell you that you always need to be thinking in terms of speaking to employers and so much of what you have done is relevant to what you want to be doing.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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Better Than Myers-Briggs | Job Search Radio


I like the Myers-Briggs exam that most people have heard about but I absolutely loved CORE MAP. It offered a wealth of information far exceeding what taking a full Meyers-Briggs offers, not just the even less valuable online versions.

Bruce Chodosh is someone who facilitates CORE MAP and works with people to understand their true nature from the data. It’s an interesting interview in that it offers a way for many of you to find out about yourselves and consider career and life changes that may serve you very well.

At the end of the show, Bruce offers a discount on the test by emailing him at bruce@spectracomm.com
and entering Job Search Radio in the subject line. I hope you take him up on it.

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to TheBigGameHunter@gmail.com  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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You’re Crazy!!! (VIDEO)


Quitting a job, changing jobs or careers, Often evokes a response from people that suggests, “You’re crazy!” Why is that?

Have you ever tried to quit her job and leave a situation that everyone else thinks is ideal?  It’s safe, secure, you know the ropes… And what happened?

There are people who invariably say, “You are crazy.  You are nuts!  What are you doing?  You’ve got…” Then they list a whole host of things that are ideal about your current situation in their minds, but to you, well, you’ve already made the decision to move on.

There is an old Rumi poem (Rumi was a 6 century Middle Eastern poet) that suggests that when grandma thinks that you should stay in bed and take it easy, we are tempted by this.  Hey father’s stern slap is better for the boy and sends him off to school.

Here, this friend, this colleague is playing like grandma, wanting you to stay in bed.  Pulling the covers over your head and thinking that that is going to take away all the annoyance, all the discomfort in your current situation that has prompted you to look at something else. You’ve explored other alternatives and decide to make a different choice than what you have.

Now, I want to acknowledge that this person is expressing a sign of care.  They think you might get hurt.  On the other hand, is a part of them that doesn’t want to acknowledge their dissatisfaction as well.  After all, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that we all have to live in this pattern of behavior.. This box that leaves us feeling stuck and we don’t see alternatives.  You have found it alternative that you have found satisfying.  You may actually feel excited by this!

Interestingly, it’s not risk-free. You are going to experience a risk by doing this. In addition, you might fail!.  And, you know what? You’ve made that choice.  You might fail AND you might succeed.  And you might finish somewhere between the 2 poles of failure and success in some middle ground where basically you say to yourself, “I’m happy doing this. I didn’t get rich but I’m watching my kids grow up. And, you know, that’s okay.”

I think you have to ask yourself, “Why?  Why are they doing this?”  On the one hand they care and on the other hand you are symbol to them of someone who is leaving prison and getting to the outside and you have made a different choice.

It doesn’t matter if you’re quitting a job, or starting a business for yourself or any number of other things.  You could be changing your career altogether.  I know there are people who have worked in recruiting who hear that I have become a coach and they scratch their head in disbelief.  Frankly, for me, recruiting isn’t satisfactory anymore.  For me, it was worth the risk to take. Because a lifetime is not a long time.  I would like to think that this will all work out very well, I’m hungry to do this, I like helping people in this way.  It’s where my passion is.

For others, it’s okay to do a job and be paid a lot of money. That’s okay.  For me, it’s not enough.  Is it time to consider something else?

What’s not enough for you?

We are you prepared to be crazy in the eyes of other people?  It is important question to ask yourself because it takes away your excuses in your life.  It leaves you with the choice instead of surrendering/capitulating to your situation. You are making purchase decisions.

Again, you can make the conscious decision today and change it 6 months, a year, 2 years from now.  It makes no difference. Make a conscious choice.  Is this current life that you are living a good one?  Are you satisfied with it professionally, personally, the whole thing?

If you think it’s that time, which out to me.  My address is JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us.  In the subject line put the phrase, “It’s time to change.”  Let’s set up a time to speak in get to work with one another.

I would love to help you.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

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Changing Careers Part 6


If you are interested in changing careers, this next step is a “can’t miss” video.

Summary

I started off doing a series of videos about changing careers and, along the way, I got distracted and did another series of videos. I want to return to this subject in this video. Let's talk about the next step in your process.

It's really a very important one that too few people follow through on. You can read as much as you want, you can talk to as many people as you like, you can take as many people's brains as you want and engage in lots of different testing that will help you determine appropriate career fields for you. But! There is nothing like spending some time with someone who is in the profession.

I want you to hear that again. There is nothing like spending time with someone who is in the profession.

In doing so, I would like you to do it in multiple parts. The 1st one is the equivalent of an informational interview in job search. You talk with them about the business of what they do and what their typical day is like, the things they wrestle with, the things they love about it and the things they dislike about it… That's really meeting number 1. At the end of it, you might just simply asked them, "Would you mind if I shadowed you for part of a day or volunteered in your office with an eye toward helping? This way, I can observe and notice what goes on."

You see, there is a fantasy that a lot of people develop about what it's like to be (fill in the blank). For example, you work in construction, but what you really want to be is a programmer. Find a way that you can work with a programmer and shadow them to see what their typical day is like. That's because you want to know what the downs are like to see if you can tolerate them. If you can't, maybe this isn't the right calling for you.

Think in terms of following through on something that allows you to learn more about the profession, not book learning it (book learning is fine up to a point, but it doesn't let you experience what it is like to be that person. Get out there and talk to someone in the profession that you are interested in.

I know what I was considering my move into coaching. I spoke to a number of people who worked in the field, got some ideas and spend some time following around with 1 or 2 of them to see what a typical day was like. I asked them questions about how they got clients which is a big part of being a coach. After all, you're not a coach unless you are coaching and thus the way you become a coach is by having clients!

So I followed around with someone, spent time with them in their office as they would speak to potential clients and coach some folks and took some notes down… I didn't hear anything horrible. What I heard was someone who really loves what they were doing and I hope you have that experience as well.

Get out there. Shadow someone. Do an informational interview before hand/ask permission. If you're exploring the field were being a shadow isn't the right thing to do, you can try volunteering. Volunteer in the workplace for the type of work that you want to do.

If you want to be a nutritionist, volunteer in a nutritionist's office. Volunteer in a public agency that does nutrition services for people. Do things that allow you to see what it is like in the field that you want to be involved with.

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

How to Change Careers Part 4


I discuss another step in your journey to change careers… This one is focused on you and the life that you want to live.

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Summary

This is part 4 in my series about changing careers. I hope some things had been percolating so far but, if not go back and dig deeper. The idea behind all of this is to get clear about some things that you are weighing about what’s going to be important to you in your career ending your life.

Your life is the next part of this because we can’t partialize or divide work and life as distinctly as some think we should. How is that working for you to make those different things? 

I think that is all part of the same thing which is the life that you live. So I’m going to invite you to look at a few different things today and, again, as always, I want you taking down notes and spending time with this.

The 1st thing I want you to look at is your health. How are you physically at this point? I said in other places that one day I woke up and, try though I might, my weight got away from me. One day I woke up and weight and saw numbers on the scale that I never seen before

I have been working on my health, working with the trainer and that’s become really important to me… To get my health in shape and be fit. As a matter of fact, this morning I had the pleasure of my wife say I look younger!

What kind of environment do I want to live in? Is it an urban area? Is it a rural area?

If it is urban, what type of neighborhood? Where is your ideal place to live in the world? After all, these days, people can do work from a lot of places in the world.

What kind of income do you need?

What you need to support yourself and your family?

What kind of goals do you have for your future?

Is your family important to you? I’m not just speaking about your immediate family. I’m speaking about your extended family. Aging parents, for example or maybe you are the aging parent and you want to be closer to your kids. How does that fit in? Do you need to have some flexibility in order to spend time with them? Do you need time to go to the kids soccer games?

What sort of personal development goals do you have? We tend to focus on work so much that we tend to forget that we can be students in our lives, too. For us to really excel, we need to learn and grow in order to master our circumstances.

These are all things you need to sit down and think about. Take at least an hour with this. Seriously. Minimally, an hour with this exercise. Learn your lessons from it and apply it to your life.

 

 

Do you really think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

How to Change Careers Part 3


This is the 3rd in my series of videos about changing careers focused on helping you identify what you want.

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Summary

This will continue the various steps I teach in order to evolve. Again, take out your iPad, pen and paper, whatever you like to write with and save , and get to a place where you have no distractions.

This 1 is a difficult exercise.

The question I’m going to ask you to think and write about is, “What’s going to be important to you in your next career?  What will you need to see or hear in order to believe it is a good choice for you?

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Usually, however, people define things by what they don’t want to do. They look at their current work and start thinking about the list of, “No’s” that come from the current work. By that I mean, “I don’t want to do this,” or, “I don’t want to do that.”

I will use myself as an example. After many years of doing recruiting, I have moved into coaching and 1 of the things I didn’t like about recruiting was the amount of multitasking (there’s multitasking in every profession but in recruiting, is obscenely heavy multitasking) with constant interruptions.  I became frustrated by that. So I start the think of things that would have less multitasking and fewer interruptions.  You are going to have your list of items that you are not going to want to do.

I want you to pause now and start working on your list.

 

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

 

How to Change Careers Part 2


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.

Summary

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.

  1.  “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.  “
  2. What would I love doing enough that I would do it for free?
  3. If I had to teach something, what would I teach?”
  4. 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.
  5. What do people typically ask me for help with?”
  6. 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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