I understand. It’s hard to be with the indecision, uncertainty and fear which may come with not knowing where your career is headed. Believing you will ‘work out’ your career, like a challenge to overcome, is a seductive, although ultimately problematic stance to take. It means that you treat your life – and your self – like a problem which needs to be solved.
Just like life, your career unfolds as you grow- as you gain experience, exposure to new people, ideas, influences, expertise. It evolves as you do. Because of this, you can’t ‘work it out’. I know, I know. It’s not what many people want to hear. You can, however, pause information seeking long enough to acknowledge where you are, and consider where you want to be for the next moment, knowing that it might change.
You are an ever-changing gloriously evolving human being. Do you really want to believe that life, your career, could be different? Can you expect to know the ‘answer’ to your perfect career when you may not have yet become that person?
There are people who ‘know’ what career they want from an early age (it is possible they could be wrong, of course, and end up choosing again). These people who ‘know’ are a minority and most commonly get their ‘certainty’ from family conditioning and societal ideas about what is attractive, available or possible. The certainty itself doesn’t mean it is the right path for them, or that it has anything to do with who they are.
If we strip back all the career ‘shoulds’, ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’, we are left with the human beingness that lives each day regardless of what it ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ be. Are you interested in discovering this life in you? Wouldn’t you rather choose your career from this place, rather than endless surface information, or a panic to work it out?
The difference between my approach and traditional career coaching is that Essence™️ will help you explore more deeply, and allow you to let go of the need to know how to get there. Essence™️ provides a means by which you can safely explore your underlying motivations, beliefs or feelings and release what no longer serves you (if you choose).
Contact me on 01453 705 103 for free 15 minute consultation and find out how I can support you with pursuing a career which is in alignment with your true values.