a. Know Thyself -Find out what attributes energize you – Is it deep analysis, connecting dots, helping people, organizing stuff, artistic en devours or some other kind.
In my experience people mostly get lost here – specially those coming from the eastern cultures. There is cultural reason for it but that should not be a blocker. I have my clients do a value clarification exercise for this. In the simplest from it is to look back at the past experiences they enjoyed and extract the qualities from those.
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b. Research the Job market– What kind of work uses the learned skills and natural strengths you have. It is like data collection and matching -Talk to people, search the internet, be open to find ideas from anywhere. There is a saying, when the student is ready the teacher will arrive. While doing this, it might be tempting to do a “logical” matching, I would also pay attention to “what do I feel inside” question.
Q. What baby step you can take today to make progress on finding a more satisfying career path for you?
Know that it is very natural to have a stream of thoughts starting with “but”s. They come from a part of the brain that wants to keep us safe. Today if you are stopped by “but it is already late, I am too old to make this change”, imagine how it will be 10 years from now!
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