Surrender for Sanity
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. During career-life transition, there is often a period of insanity. Or rather, an experience of feeling insane. This can show up in taking action and not getting results. This can show up as deeply desiring clarity and feeling stuck.... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing, Purpose
Embrace the Discomfort in Not Knowing Your Purpose Work
We are a culture of needing to know. Our society constantly asks us to know where we are going. What are our goals? What is our job title? What do we want for our future? Where did we come from? What did we learn? A career transition, specifically to create purpose work, can ... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
Don’t Give Up on Birthing Your Purpose
When you are in career transition toward purpose work, it is inevitable that you will experience obstacles and doubt. Your inner critic will get loud and tell you to give up. It won’t actually say, “give up,” but it will come up with what appears to be “good reasons” to stop pursuing your purpose work. This is totally normal. Our inner... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
Trust the Mystery in Career Transition
So much of career transition means sitting with the unknown about where you are going to land. I want my clients to enjoy the journey, not just hold their breath until they start their purpose work. In our culture, we have lost sight of our BEING because we focus too much on DOING. And the truth is, our bodies need rest; our bodies need to relax... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing
What is an Informational Interview?
What Is an Informational Interview? An informational interview is an opportunity to meet someone doing work that peaks your curiosity. This is an excellent tool to use while in career transition, because an informational interview gives you the opportunity to learn more, connect with people and expand your network. How Do I Find Someone to Interv... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
New clients often ask me if they should quit their current job.
The response I give my clients is this: Unless you are able to financially support yourself for one year, or even better, two years, I caution you not to quit your current work. Trying to envision your purpose work while stressed about finances is almost impossible. Psychologist Abraham Maslow discussed this in his paper “A Theory of Human Moti... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
Lean Into GRIEF During Career Transition
When you are in the process of creating new work, it is ideal to let go of the past. You need to give yourself time to grieve. Many of my clients have followed the path laid out by external authority. They succeed in school, college and the companies that employ them. But something happens and they wake up to a longing for something more meaning... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing