Finding the right next step in your career path can sometimes feel like a bit of a  journey of searching. Also, being able to find the right time for the move is just as important. I’m here to guide you through this journey of choices with a sprinkle of humor and a touch of curiosity. So put on your thinking cap and let’s embark on this adventure together!

1) Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Ask yourself – What would I love to do next? It’s the pivotal question that sets the stage for your career exploration. Picture yourself in the role that ignites your passion and brings a smile to your face. Also, check in. “Do I feel too comfortable in my current role? Should I be getting ready to be uncomfortable in a new role?” Embrace the thrill of the unknown and dare to step outside your comfort zone.

2) Identify the Sweet Spot

Now, let’s dive into the realm of possibilities and identify the Sweet Spot: what do you  love, what are you good at, and what can you be compensated for. It’s a tantalizing trio that will unlock the doors to your next role or dream career.

What do I enjoy? Delve into the depths of your heart’s desires. Is it leading teams in your current organization, writing, crunching more numbers on a greater scale, or perhaps creating something beautiful?

What have I done? Reflect on your past experiences, both professional and personal. Unearth the hidden gems of skills and knowledge that lie within. Remember that time you took on that extremely large project at work that you didn’t think you’d accomplish? It showcased your leadership, creativity, and ability to think on your feet.

3) Check the Market

What is out on the market? Explore the enchanted forest of job opportunities. Investigate the current trends and demands of the ever-changing landscape. Uncover the unconventional careers or roles inside your organization that may not be as clear.

4) Envision It

What do you envision? Close your eyes and let your imagination run wild. Envision yourself in your dream role, surrounded by an ideal work environment. What does it look like? How does it feel? Embrace the magic of possibility and let it guide you.

Ah, but we can’t forget the final piece of the puzzle – how is the market? Assess the terrain and gauge its receptiveness to your aspirations. Seek out mentors, industry experts, or a leadership coach to help you decipher the signs and information. If this interests you check out my free masterclass on having a leadership mindset. 

So, my intrepid career explorer, armed with these unconventional tools and a bit of curiosity and creativity, go forth and conquer the labyrinth of career choices. Embrace the unknown, chase your dreams, and remember to be open to possibilities along the way. Your next career move awaits, just around the corner of your imagination. Happy journeying!

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