Making career choices is extremely difficult. When we’re young, we’re forced to make decisions rather quickly that influence the rest of our lives. We constantly get the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up.” So, we take note of what other people are doing around us, then we pick something. We choose careers and jobs performed by people we admire and want to emulate. So, then we go off and do what it takes to get those jobs. However, what happens to many of us eventually is that we learn the careers we have chosen do not make us happy. We figure out that we might have chosen our careers based on limited or misleading information, so we attempt to dig deeper to find fulfillment in our work we thought we would have.
I’m no stranger to this. I have doubted my past choices, and I have questioned whether or not my jobs were affording me joy and happiness! Was I doing the job I was born to do? Was my job making use of my gifts and talents? If you have questioned yourself in this same way, you are not alone.
The truth is, I did not find my own Joy in Work until I discovered and took pride in what my strengths were in my work! Because of those strengths, I now know what motivates me to do the work I do.
These coaching sessions are established to help my clients reveal the components within their current career functions and job roles that mean most to them. We laser in on those components to figure out which ones of them bring about true happiness and joy.
Some worksheets I recommend we work as we get you to find Joy In Work are as follows:
- Creating Fulfillment in Your Work
- Bridging the Gap