A client of mine told me something recently, that was hard for him to admit.
“I don’t think it’s as simple as me looking for my next job — I think I’m facing a career crisis, and I’m finding it really confronting!”
Honestly, I understood what he meant.
I’ve been there myself, and I’ve coached hundreds of others in a similar boat.
If those words hit home with you, know that it’s okay.
Not only is it perfectly normal to arrive at a moment in your career where you feel like you’ve reached a crisis point, but…
… it can actually be a good thing!
A crisis point is a difficult or dangerous time, but it’s also a time when a solution is needed.
Knowing you’ve hit a crisis point forces you to find that solution — a solution you might have been putting off trying to find for weeks, months, or even YEARS.
Because once you’re in crisis mode, you don’t have a choice.
Some people love January — they think it’s a time to refresh and reset. Some people like June, when the first signs of summer start to show and everything feels easy and breezy again.
For me, it’s February.
It’s always been a fabulous month for me, and the month where new things happen.
As a career coach, I know I probably should say January is my favourite month. I’ve written blogs about how January is a great time to assess your situation, review your goals, and kick-start the year in a positive way. But if you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know that I’m also very firm about one thing: If you don’t get to something in January, that’s no reason to give up.
That’s why I look at January as a warm up, and February as the time to truly make things happen.
And on a personal note, February has been something of a lucky month for me.
The February that changed my career — and life
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