Maybe you are thinking of running your own business but not sure yet what it is that you would like to do? Or perhaps you are looking at changing career. Take a look at these three key steps to help you discover the right career for you. You can also get lots of inspiration from looking at what other women are doing in our free collaborate program,
3 Key steps to answer the question: What career is right for me?
1. Stop Holding Yourself Back
As mothers we are all aware of our beautiful children. If there is one thing that children don’t know, it is limitations. They think they can do anything, be anything, the world to them is limitless. Not only do they think that, we passionately encourage this. We want them to believe they can do anything, give them all the chances they need, because we want them to make the most of their lives. At one point in our lives we too felt no limits, but some additional responsibilities, some extra commitments and throw in some of life’s ups and downs, and many of us have begun to think inside boundaries. This is an illusion, and these boundaries are completely artificial. You are in fact in many ways just as free as your children, but you have to break down those boundaries and stop holding yourself, the real you, back.
2. So what is your dream career?
This is a really difficult question for many of us to answer. What would you like to do with your time? Begin by thinking what it is that inspires you in this world, your natural talents. Don’t begin with, “I must do ….” As a mental experiment, think what you would love to spend your time doing. Becoming at one with yourself, taking some time out for 10 minutes (maybe when you are feeding or settling your children) and simply listening to yourself can help you find this out. With the hustle and bustle of motherhood, and the natural inclination to put one’s children first, some of us can lose contact with ourselves. Reconnect and be in touch with yourself, and you are more likely to find what you would love to do. This can also change over time. As we go through life we pick up new skills and experiences. You may not know it, but you are probably a multi-tasking expert and an effective team leader by the time your children are three!
3. Surround yourself with positivity
Environments do rub off on everyone. The best way to find what you want to do, is to start being around energetic, inspiring “can-do” people. This will help energise you, and these people are great company for sharing ideas and inspiration. It is a long journey, so even if it is simply joining a group, contacting another mother who is interested in developing a hobby, or starting a new exercise class, pushing your boundaries and improving yourself is a great step in the right direction.
There is a wonderful inspiring talk by Scott Dinsmore who talks through the key steps needed to find who you are and your perfect career. If you are already there, then credit to you, and we would love to hear more.