Career Change Advice
By Debra Lea Thorsen
Are you struggling in your current job? Have you looked for career
change advice in all the traditional places - career counselors,
business magazines, trade journals and are still stuck in a job you
hate? Below is an easy process to get you moving forward.
How Unhappy are You on a Scale of 1-10?
Most people need to encounter significant dissatisfaction and pain in
order to step outside of their comfort zone and make changes. What is
your level of satisfaction? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being "I can
barely get out of bed in the morning" and 10 being "I would do this work
for free", what is your level of satisfaction with your current
Do I Hate the Work Itself?
If you are doing your right work, you will get energy from your work.
Helping people break free from the corporate world gives me energy. I
get off our Fearless Action Group calls with more energy than when I
started the call. I know I have found my right work.
To choose work that is aligned with your true nature and calling, you
must know who you are. This includes an honest evaluation of your skills
and aptitude. What work do you perform naturally and effortlessly? Also,
you must know what you value and what your life purpose is.
If your work is in alignment with your natural abilities, values, and
purpose but you are still not happy, then you need to look at your work
Do I Hate the Corporate World?
Many of my clients are unhappy in their current jobs because they
don't fit into the corporate world. Every company has a unique corporate
culture. You may enjoy your work and find it gives you lots of energy,
but you are not thriving in your current company.
I help my clients to diagnose their company culture and determine
whether or not they fit into this culture. Corporate culture is a
powerful and invisible force. The more that you understand how culture
influences you and those around you, the better you will be at making
informed decisions about your career.
Are you better suited to work on your own or to build a company with
an un-corporate culture?
If your current level of dissatisfaction is high and you hate the
work you do, then start paying attention to what you enjoy doing. Don't
think, "I could never make money doing this". You will be surprised to
learn what is possible with the right intentions. If you love your work
but hate the corporate world, then put together a plan to build your own
Changing careers takes courage, inspiration, and a solid plan. Life
is too short to waste it doing work you hate.
About The Author
Find out how to break free from the corporate world. Debra Thorsen is a
happy corporate escapee who helps individuals create real wealth and
happiness without 9 to 5 jobs.