Gary was always good at fixing things. He could take a car engine apart and put it back together. If your washing machine had broken he could fix it.
In high school Gary was always in the auto shop classroom and never in the library. He was that guy.
However, when the time came he thought he needed to go to college in order to get a good job.
He went through college hating every minute of it, wishing he could spend more time refurbishing the 1969 Chevy pickup waiting in the garage at home.
After graduating from college with a low GPA and a headache, Gary went looking for a job.Read More
Ultimately, choosing a career direction comes down to one thing.
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What do you want to do?
You can take all the personality assessments in the world, go through tons of exercises, and work with coaches.
However, when all is said and done you have to make a choice and move toward a goal.
You may say, “but I still don’t know what I want to do”.Read More
You have things you need to do every day.
It feels like too many things to do in a given day.
Likely, you think you don’t have enough time to do everything you’d like to do.Read More
You did all the right things.
You went to school, got a job with a good company, and set yourself on a career path your parents would be proud of.
Or maybe you just took the first job you could find because those student loans were coming due.
Either way, you took a job and now you hate it.
You wonder how this happened. How did you end up doing something every day that sucks the zest for life out of you?
The problem is you don’t know what to do. You don’t know what else you want to do. Even if you did know, you don’t know how to get there.
The good news is there is hope.Read More
In 2005 I was miserable in my job. So I quit. The storm had been brewing for a year or so and then I decided I’d had enough.
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The quitting part was great. It was definitely scary butRead More