Begin with the End in Mind

Begin with the End in Mind

Lewis Carroll said ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there’

A most appropriate quote to relate to your career. We talked some time ago about starting at the end and it really is great advice.
Stephen Covey wrote
‘begin with the end in mind’
and that is where we suggest you start, at the end.

Take time with this, there is no rush, you are not on a deadline

Spend time daydreaming. Put on some relaxing instrumental or classical music and let yourself drift into your future. Go forward as far as you dare. Five years. Ten years. Fifteen years …
  • What does your life look like?
  • Who have you become?
  • Are you married?
  • Do you have children?
  • Do you have great relationships with all the important people in your life?
  • How much time do you spend working?
  • Is that all out of the house?
  • Do you work for a company?
  • Do you work for yourself?
  • What do you do?
  • Are you doing it with passion and are you passionate about it?
When you have finished your daydream make notes. Write as much as you are inspired and able to about what you are doing and how it feels. Then, when you have time, daydream some more. Keep daydreaming and adding to your notes until you have what you want your future to be, down on paper.

Now you have your destination

This stage might take you a week, it might take you six months. When you feel excited, exhilarated and notice that you seem to tingle you know you have found the place you want to go in life. Excited? You will be!
For help creating your dream or making the transition from where you are to where you want to be please contact one of our Consultant Coaches at
Author of 'Get That Interview' and 'Click Your Way to Career Success', Julie is the Lead Career Coach at Churchill Brook. She works with clients to develop their personal branding, promote themselves via social media and to find their passion, both in the work they are doing and the work that they want to do. Her approach is that of part coach, part mentor and part consultant. She is available to work with limited clients on a one-to-one basis OR via our executive CV and LinkedIn product options (check out ‘what we offer’).
Before joining Churchill Brook in 2009, she spent twelve years as an international headhunter, where she successfully helped her clients to recruit exceptional people. She is an expert at getting candidates noticed by companies and had one of the highest success ratios for CV submission to hire that we know of within the recruitment industry
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