Do what you enjoy and it’s like never doing a days ‘work’ again!
How much would it change your life if you had a more purposeful and fulfilling career?
What would be some of the main benefits? Some answers could be: ‘More money’, ‘Happier attitude’, ‘Improved self-esteem’. So, what would change for you?
Female worker is smiling while doing her job
Life is a journey, it’s not a destination: we’re all heading down a pathway. But which particular path are you on? Planning ahead for which pathway you take, and for how long to stay on that path, is critical. You need to be clear and focused and aim high
When I worked as a recruiter, I know that once someone goes from a salary of say $130,000 up to $150,000, they tend to stay there for quite a few years. It’s like snakes and Ladders where you go up but not down, and an extra $20,000 every year for 10 years has a big impact.
What an incentive to plan your career, particularly if you are facing the challenges of Ageism!
The big secret that so few know is that there’s a huge increase in passion and energy in your life when doing what you love. Imagine a job that makes you feel alive, where every workday flashes past because you are so involved. Or you get to my (sad?) state – I sometimes enjoy my work more than my weekend! I haven’t clock watched since I worked for Price Waterhouse back in the mid 70s – and found the work and the culture deadly boring.
So, is it worth having a career plan to get that job? Absolutely.
When I work with people and help plan their careers, most people want to know how to:
Be successful in their job; get promoted; use their time effectively; retire or semi-retire; or become financially comfortable before they are too old.
Most importantly, is their career going in the right direction?
For the Sea-changers and the Mature suffering Ageism
This is for all of you who are looking to downsize your jobs and get more balance or Purpose into your lives. Or perhaps move to the countryside or the coast and do something completely different. In Covid-19 times and remote working, this is now very feasible. That said, the need for a simple Plan is even more important.
Your goals are more complex and broader than just money. For example, you may work at something you like a little less to gain the lifestyle benefits. But, as with any great career, you still need the Plan to get there.
Too many people do something completely different when they make a sea change. Some even buy a business in which they have no experience, usually putting a big hole in their superannuation and their happiness.
A simple Plan, discussed with friends and family and the Community inside Stable and Wise will get you on the track to Purpose and at least a little more happiness.