I recently worked with a client who had just been laid off from her job due to corporate restructuring. A little bruised emotionally, she was finding it difficult to get focused on her job search. I asked a simple question that I ask most clients. “What is your dream job?” Not surprisingly, it had nothing to do with the work she’d spent the past 20 years doing. Her answer: “I love to organize things. I’d love to be someone who helps people get their houses organized.” The most surprising part was that she didn’t know this could actually be a career path. So, we dug deeper on what this dream job would look like and how she might explore options. Fortunately, she knows people whose work aligns with her goal and who she can collaborate with. She’s already had conversations about how they might work together. While she is still in the planning phase, she is well on her way to starting her own business as a home organizer and model home stager. And from there, who knows where she will go? She is pursuing her passion for being organized and helping other people discover how much joy, yes, Marie Kondo said it first, and freedom being organized can bring.
Are you stuck in a job because it’s what you’ve always done? Or perhaps you’ve lost your passion for what you do. Or maybe you’ve just reached a point in life where you want to follow a passion. It’s never too late. Don’t wait. Start the work to discover your passion and how you can spend your days pursuing it. It will change your life! Some great resources are Simon Sinek’s FIND YOUR WHY, Bill Burnett & Dave Evans’ DESIGNING YOUR LIFE, or a career coach.
Andrea's passion is to see you achieve your professional dreams. Whether you are a corporate leader seeking leadership development for your employees or an individual seeking guidance in building your career or preparing for retirement, she will coach you to success.