Do you want a new career in 2018?

January 9, 2018

You have made the decision that 2018 is going to be the year you change your career to one you love.

So what the hell do you do?

If you are anything like most people I speak to you have a had a great career and been successful so far but now you know it is the end of the road for that.

You are scared, does this mean that you have to start again from the bottom? Do you have to make big changes to your lifestyle?

The answer is no.

You can change your careers or start up a business or simply change your job.

The options are endless. If what you are currently doing isn’t serving you consider what you can do next.

Yes, it may well take you time and money to get to a place where you are feeling more fulfilled and happy with your career, investing in yourself in whatever form is going to be a key part of this process.

How do you decide what you want to do? If you read The Big Leap the answer is simple – what is your zone of genius? Where do you thrive? What do people come to you for? What do you do that doesn’t feel like “work”

If you aren’t sure you can do this exercise

Ask 5 people who know you well what they think your strengths are – what are you really good at? And keep a journal over the next week recording what people come to you for and what you love doing.

There may well be elements of your role that light you up – when I worked in recruitment I loved coaching candidates on interview skills and seeing them improve, I loved working with students to help them understand new concepts and helping my team develop and get better. Naturally, I am interested in people and I love listening to them and asking them the right questions – as a teacher this was always the thing that I got top grades for my questioning ability.

It seems logical that I became a coach (although it didn’t always at the time!)

When you are clear on what you are good at and what you enjoy start doing your research. How could you use your existing skills to be really good – is there a job or a business which you would love to do?

This is where it gets fun and you can have fun. Often people work with coaches at this point to understand exactly how they are going to take the next steps and make that leap.

If you are looking to start up a business or grow an existing business check out my website www.ruthkudzicoaching.com or drop me an email at info@ruthkudzicoaching.com to find out how I can help you.

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