Do you dislike your job…
even though it outwardly appears you’re successful in your career?
You may have an ‘ugh’ in your stomach on Monday mornings (and other weekdays too…) and start feeling a bit depressed on Sunday nights. You may feel that there’s no fulfilment in your current career. You may have to force a smile for your colleagues/partners/employees because truthfully, you don’t enjoy being at work. You might experience an uncomfortable conflict because you love the people and company and feel loyal to them, yet you know you can’t stay.
You may be thinking “I want to do something that really matters to me, that makes a difference in the world!” And the next thought may be “But I don’t know what that would be – I’ve been trained for my current career. How do I change?”
You may hear friends or family saying “You’ve lost your passion” or even “Why are you so grumpy?”. You may hear yourself sigh a lot when you get up for work. Inside, you realise that something is off around work and it may be hard to face that perhaps a change is on the cards.
Fear and anxiety may arise for you if you contemplate that change. You have bills to pay, a family to take care of… where to start? Where to look?
Emotions like confusion, doubt, panic, feeling trapped may cloud your days as you put on a brave face yet again for another week. Inside, you may be feeling like your light is dimming by the day. You know that you can’t separate your spiritual side anymore from how you show up at work… and you don’t know how to bring them together yet.
Do any of these feel true for you?
If yes… I invite you to take a deep breathe in…. and slowly, slowly let it out. You’re not alone. I’ve been there. Not once. Not even twice. At the last count, five or six times.
I know the terror of not knowing what to do, and the struggle to find the ‘right’ answer…. The doubt, fear, stuckness, insecurity of moving on, yet knowing that I can’t stay where I am. That my talents and passion are not being used in the right way, or for the right reasons… I know what it’s like to want to make a difference and go to bed feeling full and whole and complete because of the way I spent my day – and not knowing where to start to make that happen. And the anxiety around wanting to show up as my True and Authentic Self at work, and fearing questions, strange looks and criticism.
Is this where you are?
I invite you to come on a journey of gentle discovery, growth and exploration…. Along the way, we may uncover places, vistas, qualities, talents and possibilities that were unknown and unseen before. We may even have sprinkles of fun, dashes of joy and other feelings that have not been around for a while now. Ready?
Some options you have right now could include:
- Explore the blog articles
- Listen to a podcast or two by people who have also walked a difficult path with uncertainty and as a result, growth
- Find out how to set a new goal for your career, by filling in your name and email top right – and a valuable ebook with Five Simple Tips to find a career you LOVE, will float right to your inbox
- Take a look at the ways I could support you to find a meaningful career
- If you feel ready to finally tackle your career challenge and jump in with both feet to create a career you can love – apply here for a free Meaningful Career Breakthrough Session. It’s fun, valuable, super clarifying and you’ll have next steps!
- Contact me for more specific questions
I want to leave you with this quote from The Art of Work, by Jeff Goins:
“In any vocation, there comes a time when you realize the path you’re on is not taking you where you want to go. All this preparation has culminated in helping you achieve the wrong goal. At those times, you might feel stuck. What do you do then? You do what William Hung finally did. You realize it’s never too late to change and take a turn in the direction of your true calling.”
Has that time come for you?