There’s been an energy of creativity brewing throughout my conversations with friends, colleagues, and clients. Coming out of the winter months (in the Northern Hemisphere) and into Spring, people are wanting to create something NEW in their life and career.
One thing I always encourage my friends, clients (and even my husband!) to do is re-evaluate your vision for your career and future regularly. Excavate what feels stale and enliven what feels exciting.
In this newsletter, I want to share seven questions that can figure out what you want to do with your career.
OR if you’re in the right place, these questions can help you to infuse greater joy and creativity into your day to day. These questions are not just about your skills and experience, but about your innermost desires, fears, and dreams.
1. If your resumé or LinkedIn didn’t exist, what would be one role or project you would LOVE to do?
Taking capitalism and ‘strategy’ out of the picture, what would you just LOVE to do for work while no one’s watching?
2. What do you want to be known for?
Write this from the heart, not the head. When someone is reading about you, what do you want to be synonymous with your name?
3. Are you the expert in something?
What do you excel in that comes easy? Do you want people to come to you for this or would you rather they come to you for something else?
4. What challenges have you faced in your life that lead to lessons that could be valuable to someone else?
Have you been through hell and back and learned a thing or two? What are those lessons? Who might benefit from them?
5. What in the last 2 weeks has sparked the most joy?
Think about the activities, tasks, and projects that energize you and give you a sense of purpose. Could be at or outside of work!
6. What kind of work makes you happy and fulfilled?
What kind of impact do you want to make on the world through your career?
7. What comes most naturally to you?
What do you do in your daily life, or spare time where time expands? What could you do forever or for free? What do people come to you for? These all show you your zone of genius.
8. What is the clearest, most inspiring vision you can see for your career in the future?
Vision is the ultimate purpose and direction that you want to pursue in your career. What is your dream job or business? What kind of impact do you want to make on the world? How can you turn your vision into a reality with conscious success, strategic planning, and positive mindset?
9. What is one turtle step you can take towards this vision?
A Turtle Step is the smallest, next right action that you can take without feeling entirely overwhelmed. If that action feels like too much, break it down even further.
I invite you to reflect on these questions and journal your answers. Hit REPLY and let me know what comes up for you.
Remember, your career journey is a unique and personal path that requires self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-compassion. Trust in your strengths, values, and vision, and take intentional steps towards creating a career that aligns with your soul.
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