How To Ignite Your Career Interest That Aligns With Your Soul
Don't we all want to be in better alignment with our careers?
What if I told you that you could align a career interest using my 3-step process?
Here are 3 steps to get you on the right track.
We all want to know how to be in the right career. We spend so much time trying to figure out how to get paid for doing something we love. We ultimately want to live our best life, have a career we love, and show up as the best versions of ourselves.
But sometimes, you need a starting point. Figuring out what you love to do from a tactical standpoint may be something you're searching for. The steps, the implementation tips, wondering where to start, etc.
These are all common questions and if you're like most people, you don’t even know what they are truly passionate about yet because you haven't been given the tools and strategies to understand where to start.
So let's break this down for you. I’m going to walk you through my 3 Power P’s that we must think about in order to ignite our true career interest that is in alignment with our mission. I’m also very practical when it comes to how we make career decisions and we need to consider multiple aspects in order to develop a true starting point.
So here there are…..Passion….Personality….and Preferences.
So let’s start with PASSION.
What are you constantly scrolling through on your phone because you can’t get enough of it? What would you honestly do for free? What could you spend hours talking about because you become so enthusiastic about it. These are the questions we need to be asking ourselves as it relates to our passions. Our passions are the things that we can’t seem to live without because they bring us so much joy and are truly a part of us. Passion is what lights up our hearts to give more to it because we can’t stay away.
Next is PERSONALITY.
Have you ever thought about how you handle conflict? What tends to bring on huge stress for you? Are you typically someone who likes to work in a sedentary work space or do you prefer to be constantly moving and on your feet?
I have found that our personality plays a huge factor in how we ultimately align with a natural career fit. We can’t force ourselves to like an environment that doesn’t bring out the best in our work. We have to consider factors that play into our ideal productivity enviornment. Do some inventory of what your ultimate productivity atmosphere would look like and align some options that could work well.
The last is PREFERENCES.
Do you know the hours, travel commitments, and typical work schedule for your potential career options? These are extremely critical to consider so you don’t set yourself up for a schedule you dread. When I became a mom, I had to take on a new opportunity that didn’t have me traveling as much because it was important for me to stay close to home. For this season of life I’m in, working 100% remote was the best option for me and my family.
Do you want to be in a career where you have to physically be in the office to perform the job duties or do you like the ability to work from a home office? Naturally there are some careers that have more flexibility to it because work can be done from a computer with internet connection. There are some pros and cons to working from home and coming into a physical work location that you really have to consider. Spend some time around this and really think about how you visualize what preferences truly align with your work style and the season of life you're in.
So my 3 Power P’s to get you on the right track to igniting your career interest that aligns with the things that matter to you. Try doing this exercise next time you’re considering some career changes or try it on yourself right now to see what thoughts or impressions come to you.
Own the dream and make it happen. Raise the necessity to align a career that makes you feel alive and that is fulfilling your mission. We tend to get away from this sometimes because we are too focused on the corporate paycheck and get comfortable. I'm challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone and raise necessity to discover your career passion.