Have you ever felt stuck in your career? Or confused about what professional direction to go next? It can bring such heartache when we know our natural strengths and talents are not being put to good use.
Or maybe you have been out of the workforce to raise a family or to take a much needed (or forced) break. The worries of figuring out where to start with your career again and how to share your professional value can feel like a ton of bricks.
The printable resource and following tips are intended to help you create an inspiring plan that will move you towards work that lights you up.
Not everyone has access to the support of a Career Coach to boost their career clarity, so I created a free mini-guidebook called "Ideal Opportunity Spectrum".
If you give yourself some uninterrupted time to complete it, the mini-guidebook can bring you closer to knowing which next opportunity sparks you the most.
Finishing the activities will also help you realize which actions to stop, start, and continue doing to get to your goal of work that feels good.
Print it out and let that FOMO (fear of missing out) feeling fade away as you get more clear on what opportunity ranks highest on your spectrum.
Here's a preview of what one of the pages asks you to do:
Revisit your Ideal Opportunity Spectrum at least once a quarter throughout the year. This will prompt you to listen more to YOUR inner guide, rather than the opinions of others that often lead us away from our divine purpose.
Each time you give yourself space to tune in to YOU, more new, inspired actions will rise up to your attention.
Upgrade My Interview Tip: There is a striking difference between inspired actions vs. to-do list items. A to-do list often ends up being everything we think we "should do".
An inspired action feels like it is stretching you out of your comfort zone, but it is also giving you goosebumps of excitement too.
Don't fall into the common trap of creating a giant to-do list to fix all things with your career! That will only feel like another load of high pressure you are putting on yourself. This error often makes interviews lacking in clarity and confidence.
Instead, first tune into your highest energy. Then it will be much easier to create a plan that you can trust includes inspired actions. You'll know for sure when you are looking forward to completing what is on the list.
The key to gaining career clarity is that when you start doing the inspired action you put on your list, you feel joy and anticipation of where it may be leading you to.
Your answers to the "Ideal Spectrum Opportunity" mini-guidebook will likely change over time. What you get excited about today when you visualize the best day at work ever is most likely going to be different six months to a year from now.
That is okay. It's not because you don't have a strong work ethic or a lack of loyalty, so don't beat yourself about that.
You are a beautiful human being who is often discovering new likes and dislikes about your role in the workforce every day.
I would love to hear what insights or blocks this activity highlights for you. Did you know you can connect with me for a 30 minute sample coaching session to go over this activity or for tips on how to upgrade your interviews for the future?
Keep up the powerful efforts you are doing to gain career clarity. Give yourself credit for choosing to not stay stuck feeling overwhelmed, unclear, or in a work situation that doesn't ring your bells.
Most of all, believe in you,
About the Author
Did you enjoy this post? My name is Shea Ki and I invite you to join my mission to end the interview struggle for talented women. My coaching sessions help you shine in the hot seat and attract work that lights you up.
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