I’ll tell you what has never happened before: No career coaching client I have coached has ever figured out their career sitting in their room thinking about it.
It’s never happened.
The only way to figure out career is to act. To do something. To begin to move.
Don’t get me wrong. There is a role for thinking and reflecting and analyzing. Hence, my book RESET.
Reflection is the oft-neglected and totally necessary step of figuring out a career path.
But part two is equally — if not more — important.
Take action! Talk to somebody, start something, shadow someone, apply for something, get more education, begin blogging…do something different.
It’s in the process of doing something that the path becomes clear.
For me, it seems like the more bold the step I take the more clear the path becomes. Whether it’s leaving my job in public relations to move across the nation or leaving my job three weeks ago to start my own company, courageous action leads to clarity and results.
Trying to figure out your next step? Don’t forget that it’s a two-part process: reflect + act = clarity.
Hi! I'm Dustin.
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