There’s been a lot of talk recently about resilience.
You know what goes hand-in-hand with resilience?
Struggles….to work through.
Mental roadblocks….to disengage.
We’ve all experienced setbacks in life, but it’s about how we react to them that makes the difference between reaching our goals or letting them fall by the wayside.
When it comes to career change, many people, including High Performers, are bound to stumble on a few things before ultimately reaching their new career. Asking for help is key to getting through this!
I GUESS I JUST NEVER FOUND ANYTHING THAT I LIKED ENOUGH TO STAY WITH IT FOR A REALLY LONG PERIOD OF TIME.SARAH HAWKINS
MEET SARAH HAWKINS
Sarah knows this story all too well.
After being out of the workforce for a good chunk of time from a physical setback, she finally decided to jump back into the daily grind.
But, like many people looking to get back into work after a long break, Sarah just didn’t know what she wanted.
Her previous job experiences didn’t seem to help her figure it out any faster as she was a self-described “dabbler.” Or what we like to call, a multipotentialite. Sarah had a lot of interests and could never narrow down what she was passionate enough to commit to full-time.
She knew that she was “capable of doing a lot, [but] just [was] not sure what the right thing [was].”
So, finally Sarah decided that she needed help figuring it out. She was asking for help.
ENTER HTYC AND THE CAREER CHANGE BOOTCAMP PROGRAM
There is something that sets High Performers apart from the rest of the world of job candidates, and that is asking for help when they don’t know how to do something.
Not being afraid and having the ability to push their egos aside to seek the help and support they need to achieve their goals.
Sarah turned to HTYC after all of her research because it just fit what she knew she needed to get her career change ball rolling.
Sarah now works as an Operations Coordinator for CASA with a promotion (and raise!) waiting for her by the end of her first year.
How’d she manage that?
She asked for help.
She proactively sought out the career change resource that fit her specific needs.
Sarah invested in the HTYC Career Change Bootcamp as a tool to not only make her dream career a reality, but also to help her negotiate her position to tailor it to her vision of what she wanted her career path to look like as she progressed.
Here are some of Sarah’s biggest takeaways from investing in the HTYC career resources:
IT’S A LOT OF SELF-REFLECTION AND HONESTY AND LOOKING AT THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND BEING WILLING TO BE OPEN TO WHAT OUR INNER SELF IS TRULY SAYING INSTEAD OF WHAT EVERYONE SAYS IT SHOULD BE.SARAH HAWKINS
ASKING FOR HELP: DO THE WORK
There are many people, like Sarah, that know that they are capable of many things, but aren’t necessarily confident in those abilities and strengths.
Asking for help and doing the work to find your strengths, getting to know your interests, and being able to dig deep and reflect on your findings will give you the insight you need to begin making those life decisions to really hone in on what your true life and career goals are.
CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
When you do that reflective work on your strengths, experiences, and goals, you learn so much about yourself and the things that are really important to you.
The mindset change and confidence in what you are working towards almost comes naturally.
Even though you may struggle or lose your way a bit, career coaches are available to help guide you to continue to keep your momentum and get out of your own head.
Connections begin to get made and you’re on your way to your new career.
GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
There are perks to joining a strong community of supporters that are in a similar career transition situation that you are in.
High Performers know that surrounding yourself around the people that encourage and support you and your goals is necessary to make things happen.
You don’t have to stop dreaming about a future of what you want to do when you hit a roadblock in your process. With a career coach and a community of like-minded career-changers, you – like Sarah, can get your hope back for your future.
Once you are able to step away from your current situation to regain perspective on what you need to do to continue with your career transition, you will be able to find the resources you need and start asking for help to reach your career goals.
If you’re struggling to find the way to your new career, Career Change Bootcamp can help steer you in the right direction.
What have you got to lose?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You’ll stand to gain that career happiness that we’re all out here seeking!
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