Need a career change? Got career depression? That feeling where you do not want to get out of bed in the morning, you absolutely hate Mondays, and you cannot wait for Fridays? That feeling where you cannot even get excited about life…you maybe have even thought about or are taking anti-depressants?
So many people are in this place in their careers and they do not know how to get out of it, because they need the money to pay their bills and live.
I remember being in that place. It was very painful. I call it the “Dark Night of the Soul” instead of depression. It is the time where your soul is “Knee Deep in Shift ™” and it is letting you know that it is time for something to change in your career. It is bored with what you are doing. It is unfulfilled. It is also called “divine discontent”.
You can try to ignore your pain when you are in this space, but the more you try to ignore it, the more miserable you can become. You can just go deeper and deeper into that dark hole.
This is the time in your life to take inventory of what is important to you in order to make changes in your career.
Below are some questions you can ask yourself. It is best to answer these questions without thinking about money. Just dream and use your imagination and see what kind of answers you get. And…be positive when you answer. Do not allow that negative critic to get in your way!
Here are 5 Shift Assist™ Coaching questions, to maximize your career change, from the shift coach:
- What would I rather do that would fulfill me at a soul level?
- Is there a skill or talent that I have that I am not using?
- What is it about my current job situation that is the true cause of my discontent?
- When is enough, enough?
- What choices can I make right now to make appropriate changes in my career?
Explore your answers to these questions. Remember, you do have a choice on whether you want to live in a career with misery or live in a career with joy.
You will know when you are ready to shift out of that misery. Only you can make that decision. If you are so stuck and are having difficulty making decisions due to fear blocking you, then that is a sign that you may need the support of coaching tools and tips to guide you.