Thomas Williams, Author, Speaker
Thomas R. Williams is the author of Permission to DREAM and The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness, Professional Speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, and Philanthropist.
on this episode
If someone asked you right now, “what is your passion?” Would you have an answer?
People tend to devote a lot of their time and energy to figuring out what their passion is. We’ve worked with a lot of people that had a career they were passionate about, but they discovered that passion wasn’t really the key to career happiness.
Thomas Williams had a passion for football, which carried him into a career in the NFL. But an injury led him to re-evaluate his identity and opened his eyes to find his true purpose.
What you’ll learn
- How Thomas found out that it was his passion which led him to his life’s purpose
- The importance of discovering your purpose
- How to accept your true identity (when it may not match what you thought it was)
- How to follow the example of others that have made massive transitions already
With Phillip's help, I was able to believe that this is the area that I should be in because I just feel a lot of passion towards it. And the aspects of "what if I'm not paid enough, after transferring into this new field?" HTYC motivated me to not be afraid of those things, and just keep looking and connecting with people.
Scott took the time to really hear my problem, to understand, and offer solutions to help me transition to where I am and where I’d like to be. That is why I decided to sign up for Happen to Your Career. I used to work in the legal industry and now I work in the nonprofit industry for a nonprofit that helps people change their lives!
I realized early on in that career transition that if I was going to be able to find a job that was rewarding and in an area I liked, even to just pay rent, I would need help because I wasn’t getting the results I needed I know how to get introduced to people and talk to folks. I’ve done this remote job search thing a few times. What made it different for me though is that it’s not just an opportunity to change location but to change position. It could be not just a lateral move from one city to another but it could also be a promotion. I was moving my career and experience to an area where I went from leading projects to potentially leading teams… Sometimes you can stretch yourself and sometimes you need a team to stretch you beyond your best. I think that’s the biggest value from coaching. You have someone in your corner looking out for your best interests. If they are doing their job as good as Lisa did they are pushing you to be the best version of yourself.
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