How to let go of your horrific career?
How to ‘let go’ of your career and move to the next chapter?
With all the dynamic changes and shifts, 2021 is a potent time to say goodbye to the stories of the past and to free yourself from any stresses, burdens, or anxieties that you no longer wish to carry.
The trick is to LET GO OF THE OLD THOUGHT PATTERNS
(the fear and self-doubt) that are holding you back, while carefully planning and preparing for your next move.
It is time to look into your inner self, connect with your heart and mind and see what you actually want to keep and what you want to get rid of in your life. What is holding you back and stopping from where you are heading? It may be environment, habits, unsupportive friends or family members.
HOW to do it? In my opinion, everyone has to find their own way. Be open to try new methods of self-discovery, go for a walk or a run to cleanse your head, try mindfulness practice, yoga, sports, meditation or quantum healing hypnosis or engage with a mental health specialist.
Have faith in yourself and build your self esteem and sense of worth everyday. Remember the good times, when you were on top of the world with your career. What made you feel so great? Your achievements, environment, job role or maybe a team?
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LET GO OF OLD MEASUREMENTS OF SUCCESS
It seemed as though ‘career success’ used to be about having a fatter salary than your neighbour, a corner office with a view, and an intimidating job title. Nowadays more people are considering things such as fulfillment, personal satisfaction, and work/life balance as greater measures of professional success.
HOW? Find your own definition of success.
It’s time to let go of what you used to think it meant to be successful and craft your own definition of success. Go back and review your values and make sure your career direction or the company you want to join or interview with has similar values.
LET GO OF COMFORTABLE DUTIES AND TASKS
If you still love your current industry but you’re struggling to make room for new opportunities and chances to elevate your skills, it’s time to let go of duties and tasks that might be holding you back from moving forward with your career.
HOW? Stop thinking it’s quicker to do a task yourself rather than teach someone else. Re-evaluate your duties and consider what can be delegated, or shared with a colleague. Just because you’ve always done something, doesn’t mean you should continue doing it. If your workload is overly full, it can become impossible to make room for new challenges. Be brave, think about your future, and discuss opportunities for growth with your manager.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB
You will benefit from keeping these few points in mind.
Be organised, treat your jobsearch like a project to manage. Set goals, list your steps and turn it into an action plan, schedule your actions in your calendar, verify your actions.
You need a contingency plan for when your motivation will drop. One way of handling it is to create a checklist of things you can do when you feel like doing nothing. Another good idea is to have an accountability partner who can help you stay on track with your goals and actions.
If you can’t make it on your own, reach out for a professional help in your career transition.
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Want to learn more about supportive methods during a career transition? Check out ” Life After Flying”, my practical career guide.
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