Three steps to successfully re-invent your career
Here are three questions you need to ask yourself before you even start thinking about how you are going to re-invent your career.
Resilience – How much resilience do I have to make a career change? Changing careers is absolutely achievable but it’s not as easy as simply going to work for a competitor or taking a related role in the same industry. Every time you step out to do something you’ve never done before it requires a ton of resiliency to both get the role and to keep the role. You should check in with yourself and make sure that now is the right time for you based on how resilient you are able to be at this stage of your career.
Passion – What are you most passionate about? Have you have fallen into the trap of chasing jobs for money, title, status, social expectations, etc.? If you suddenly find every day to be soul crushing, then it’s time to step back and re-evaluate what is most important to you. Take your whole-self into consideration and narrow in on the things that really matter to you. This will not only guide your future decisions, it will give you the fuel you need for the long haul.
Growth – If you’re not growing, you’re not reaching your fullest potential. Regardless of how much you do or don’t like change; falling into the mundane rut of the status-quo is a mind numbing experience. Nobody wants that. Take stock of your growth trajectory both personally and professionally. Get really clear on the pace of growth you can sustain at this point in your career and put yourself in situations where you can grow at a comfortable pace all the time.