Does this sound familiar?
“I know I need a new career. In fact, I’m way overdue for a career change. But I’m earning good money, I’ve been here awhile and I’m identified with this career field. Where do I get started?”
This story from Forbes describes Simon, an unhappy lawyer in Britain, who became a successful sculptor. You can read it here.
Here are the takeaways.
When you first realize something isn’t working, it’s easy to rush in and look for quick solution. The truth is, change takes time and space.
If you take nothing else away from this post, remember this: Career change rarely proceeds in a straight line.
In this example, Simon the lawyer ran a gardening company and then a retail store. He unfroze his lawyerly persona, giving himself room to find something new.
Simon bought some clay in an art store and forgot about it. He really wanted to paint. One day he turned back to the clay and his new career was born.
This lawyer did house-sitting to gain time to learn without bringing in an income. You may decide to enter a degree program. Or you may research what leads to success in your field and create your own path.
Many people embark on a career change and achieve success without ever talking to a coach, consultant or counselor. You might need to hire a consultant for these reasons:
Some career coaches and consultants encourage you to sign on for a 3-month program. However, think before you sign up. Often a single one-off “Power Hour” session will be all you need. Think of a rocket lift-off: that initial surge of power gets the spaceship outside the gravity zone! After that, the ship continues on its own momentum with a lot less power needed. (If I’ve got this wrong and you’re an engineer, let me know!)
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