These 5 Tricks Will Help You Figure Out Your Next Career Move
Have you been lacking motivation to work lately? Or maybe you feel like you’re not on the right career path, but you’re not sure what to do about it. Isn’t that the worst thing? After all, you spend eight hours (minimum) there, so how you’re feeling at work is going to affect the overall quality of your life. Luckily, we are here to help. And by “we”, we mean Grace Clapham, co-founder of the The Change School, which specialises in helping you align your life with your values and what’s important to you.
First things first though: you should know that this is pretty normal. And that it’s not necessarily a sign that you’ve chosen the wrong path – it could just be a slump. So, how do you know if you are on the right path, and – more importantly – how do you decide what your next move should be? Grace has a few easy tricks that will help you figure that out…
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Review your values
The biggest and most important priority is reviewing your values, says Grace. List your top seven, and then define what each of them means to you. Really break it down and ask yourself, "Why are these values important to me and why is it important to find a career or company aligned with these values?" It may be, or it may not, depending on what they are.
Start a side hustle
Grace says this is great if you have an idea of where your passion may lie, and you're looking at starting your own thing and moving into the world of entrepreneurship. "If you aren't certain, starting a side hustle will help you test the waters, see if you're really driven to do what your future business could be," she adds.
Review your childhood
Often, we wish to go back to times when we were young, carefree and open to all possibilities. Think about what you loved doing, and you'll probably start seeing some common themes. "I enjoyed teaching my sister but never thought I would be a teacher. However, now I see that I enjoy facilitating conversations and sharing knowledge through my work," Grace says.
Ask yourself who you look up to - and why
Break it down and really understand why you are inspired by that person, or why that person is your role model. Does that give you any ideas on potential positions or careers you could have or enjoy?
Complete this sentence...
"If I had nothing to fear in my life, I would..." The answer often reveals where your passions lie.
If signs are pointing to you needing a career change, you might want to consider Grace’s six-week online course, How to Confidently Create Your BOLD Career Move. You can find out more here: bit.ly/boldcareer