New Job? Know Where You Are Going FIRST

written by Christina Watson

Ok, you need a job. You know that. You are well acquainted with work you DO NOT like or want to do. You could get one of those jobs again, but you know that is not the answer. So what DO you want to do with your life?

This question of self discovery is one that many find to be daunting, and most never bother finding out. But if you will have the courage to ask it and follow the steps to find the answer, your life and your new job could be magical instead of mundane.

What are these magical 'new job' steps? Allow me to share…
1)       Let go of old ideas
You have to take a posture of open mindedness to explore new possibilities and for some this can be difficult and/or scary. Many of us are living by beliefs we picked up long ago that may not be serving us now. To go through a process of self-analysis, you need to be free of the old confines.
2)       Values checklist
Next, find out which values are most important to you. I have folks pick their top 4 out of a list of 100. When you are doing a job that is in alignment with what you consider important (valuable) you experience joy. You get happy. While working at your job. Wow. 

3)       Take an inventory
Next it’s time to take stock. What have you done in a previous job, what can you do, what knowledge or skills have you acquired on your journey here on earth. Chances are you possess many more talents, skills and abilities than you are giving yourself credit for. But the counting must begin, so start your writing and if you need to solicit help, those people sharing your house are actually a gold mine of information. Make your list and then ask around for some items you may have overlooked…
4)       Explore possibilities
This is the fun part! This is where you dream and imagine and think about and wonder and research and explore. You can combine some of the your skills and see what could fit there…like if you were good at sewing baby clothes as a young mom, and later in life worked as a real estate agent, maybe you could imagine being a real estate stager (one who makes houses look the most appealing before offering for sale) or a maker/designer of window treatments.   The point is to try it on in your dream. How does it feel? Would it light you up to do it as a job? 
5)       Dare to take action
Your final (and most important) step is to take action on what you discover. If you feel the least bit inspired by one of your combinations, follow up on it. Even if you can’t see how it will all turn out. Act anyway. Like Rev. King said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”

In my experience of coaching hundreds of people with this formula, most people already DO know what job they really want to do. 

They have just convinced themselves that they can’t do it (or it won’t pay, or you need more schooling, or fill in the excuse)  This process WILL uncover magic for you. But that magic will show up in the form of an opportunity. That calls for action (and a little courage) You ask and it will be delivered, I promise you that is the way that it works. Then you’ve only to seize that moment…and voila: let the magic begin.

Christina Watson is a dynamic prosperity life coach. She helps her clients discover their own path to prosperity. Christina believes that every person has the power to transform their world and is committed to partnering with them to assist in that process.
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