You hate your job.
Maybe it’s something that’s been gnawing at you for a while. Or maybe it’s something that hit you like a freight train one day on your morning commute.
But, day after day, you drag yourself in, dreading the day ahead.
This is the not the life you had hoped for yourself.
Perhaps you are living someone else’s dream (your parent’s, your culture’s, or an influential teacher’s.)
Perhaps, you ended up here out of convenience (you needed work and it paid the bills).
Perhaps you had a dream and tried it but things didn’t turn as planned.
Perhaps you are living what was once your dream, but now you find yourself bored, daydreaming, and wondering if this is all there is.
You’re bright, creative, multi-talented. You could do well in any career if only you knew what was that was.
A part of you may even feel guilty for feeling this way. After all, you have a regular paycheque and benefits. Many of the people around you seem okay with where they are. Why can’t you just be like them?
But try as you might, your unhappiness persists. Here’s why:
You’re dissatisfied because you are being called to be more.
You’re dissatisfied because there’s a part of you, deep in your core, that is being neglected.
You’re dissatisfied because there’s a part of you that you were born with that is craving expression.
You’re dissatisfied because there’s a part of you that is being called to make the difference that you were born to make in this world.
Deep down you know this.
So, you’ve scoured LinkedIn and online job sites looking for positions that resonate with you. You listened to podcasts, read self-help books, perhaps even been to a traditional career counselor or done some assessments such as Myer’s Briggs.
Yet, all of it hasn’t led to any specific answers.
The reason none of those other methods have worked is because they miss the point:
- They don’t reflect the totality of who you. You are not a cookie cutter job description.
- They don’t show you how to get to where you need to be.
- And, they don’t show you how to break through, go around or dissolve the hidden roadblocks on the way.
I get it. I’ve been there.
I’ve been lost and I’ve found my way.