Self-Coaching Guide: Career
This self-coaching guide was created to help you gain clarity around your career direction; it will help you be strategic with where you want to take your career, what opportunities to look for or it will help you commit to beginning a career transition if you find yourself way off the path with where you want to go.
This self-coaching guide has three parts.
- The first part is a 1-minute breathing and affirmation exercise to help you become present and create space in the mind.
- Then you will answer the question prompts with the first answers that come to mind.
- Lastly, you have free journaling time to reflect on your answers and move into action.
BREATH: To begin we are going to slow everything way down, starting with our breathing. This is an important part of gaining access to your own insight.
Close your eyes and take 3 DEEP breaths. Breath in counting to 4, hold your breath for 4 and breath out, slowly, counting to 7. Do this three times.
AFFIRM: Say this out loud “The truth of what I’m seeking is within me and I access it now freely without judgment as this is a stepping stone toward creating what I want.”
ANSWER: Answer these questions with the first answers to come to mind. Let them flow and be heard… there is no right answer. Your answers will reflect where you are today, at this moment. See what you can learn from what comes to you. If you find it hard to answer a question ask yourself, “If I knew the answer what would I say?”
The act of writing is important. Write the answers down to these questions, even if it’s on a napkin… pen to paper forces articulation and gets you out of your mind’s negotiation with itself.
I have many talents when it comes to my work, but what I am best at is:
I have made my life’s fortune and no longer need to work for money, yet I still am working every week because I so deeply care about:
I want my work to feel:
When I am doing the work I am meant to do I am helping:
The one thing holding me back from doing the work I am meant to do is:
How can you take one step toward what you want at this moment? A tiny step, or a big step, it doesn’t matter, brainstorm what action you can take to get you closer to the career or the life you’re excited about.
Remember that you are in charge of what you create – action toward what we want ignites momentum. And momentum is one of the most powerful tools at our fingertips.
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