As you are working on creating a dope new version of yourself and seeking clarity around your career, here are some action steps you can complete:
1. Conduct Informational interviews: These are not just an interview to learn about a specific occupation, but an interview to discover what else is out there. I encourage you to interview a person about an occupation or business but to ask questions like: What other jobs/businesses have you thought about doing that are similar to this? If you were to do it all over again, would you do something different? Who else needs these skill sets to be successful? You are not just looking at that specific job or business, but any and all other jobs or businesses that person can think of. Discover what else is out there.
2. Volunteer in an area that is related to what you are exploring. When you get there, do a good job, ask lots of questions, and seek to learn what other people do for work and get their ideas on how to your skill sets might be useful. Ask if they could introduce you to someone doing work that interests you.
3. Research online in sites like LinkedIn, and any other site, letting your curiosity take you anywhere that looks interesting to create luck and discover something new. I like to have my clients / students play what I call a “related career” game. Go to LinkedIn or Facebook and search for a person, occupation or business of interest. Click on it, and then immediately click on the “related careers” link without reading anything else first. What do you see there that looks interesting? Just let destiny take its course.
What are the themes? What types of jobs or businesses did you find? What do they have in common? Trust your instincts and go where ever you want to go. Don’t overthink the process.
4. Read — just about anything from blogs, newspapers, magazines, LinkedIn posts — and pay attention to what grabs your attention. Is it “heart-felt stories?” Business? Art? Health?
5. Manage your goals, accomplishments and take an inventory of what makes you happy. What are the tasks that you enjoy doing the most? It’s okay not to do it ALL and balance your goals. Make sure you create your daily to-do list and review before rushing into your day. Are you trying to achieve too much at once, which causes you not to achieve anything at all? Have a disciplining of commitment for long-standing purpose.
Develop a long term Career Plan for your business or career path. Celebrate your accomplishments!
6. ONLY YOU CAN DETERMINE YOUR PURPOSE. Understand that simply being good at something does not mean it should be your purpose. Be open to unexpected signs and trust the unexpected. And take the time to perfect your gifts, to go, to the next level.
Until Next Time,
IT'S ALL ABOUT DESTINY IN THIS SEASON.
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Shemika L. Moore, MBA is a energetic, detail oriented, compassionate, creative and committed leader with over 15 years’ experience in Employer Engagement, Retention and Career Coaching along with strong analytical and exceptional communication skills. Seeking to help organizations meet its goals by developing employees who are confident and skilled individuals optimizing their contribution to the organization. Passionate about helping individuals who not only seek to achieve career success, but looking for more joy and fulfillment.