December 4, 2008

Gain Self-Awareness First!


Believe it or not but the first step in moving toward your dream job is NOT searching the hundreds of job boards on the internet looking for the perfect job. This endless searching can leave you feeling hopeless, frustrated and isolated! Anyone identify?

The first step in finding your dream job is to start by exploring exactly what YOU want!! The job descriptions you are reading online are examples of exactly what employers want. Start with yourself!

Here are some questions that will help you out, this activity is an excerpt from my new e-workbook called Helping you Follow Your Heart - 7 Steps to Align with your Vision!

When you close your eyes and dream about the perfect way to spend your time during the day, what are you doing?


  • Imagine that you are completely exhilarated and focused at work, what are you doing?

  • What do you enjoy spending your money on?

  • Imagine having all of the material things you want now. Describe using your senses what it is like having them.

  • When you feel completely competent, proud and rewarded at work, what are you doing?

  • In your ideal career, how much money are you making?

Complete these sentences and write out your answers:

1. When I was a child, I was known by my friends to always...
2. When we would play, I always...
3. I used to dream of being a...
4. When my parent’s would talk about me and my siblings they always said that I was the ... one. 5. When I get ready to go to work on Monday morning, I feel...
6. If a problem arises at work, I feel...
7. When I leave my job to go home I feel...
8. When I talk about my job, I usually say...

Summary:In my ideal life, my career can be described as…

Get what you want by knowing what you want!

Contact me anytime with questions, feedback or more information about how to get the new e-workbook! Check out my new blog called Create a Brand! Create your Career!

Kelly
http://www.transitioncounselling.com/
kelly@transitioncounselling.com

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