GENERATE CAREER OPTIONS
OK, grab a fresh sheet of paper. It’s time to dive in.
First of all, a free revelation for you. Compare the lists you made for section 1 and section 2. Do they seem similar or opposite?
In most people, these two lists show contrary things. People who enjoy a heavy social aspect to their work then tend to do independent, quiet activities as hobbies. Others who are on a computer or the phone all day then spending their free time doing sports or dance.
If your lists show opposites, it demonstrates a healthy BALANCE in your life. You probably didn’t even realize you were doing it. You were just responding to what your mind needed. You did what felt good.
For those who see strong similarities between section 1 and section 2, it can mean that your work or volunteering is light, low intensity mentally, or does not take up a full time work load. You have a lovely balance that is built in, so it does not need to show up as a difference in your work and personal life.
What the heck do you do with this now?
Well, you may have realized through this activity that your current job isn’t quite so bad. It may have helped you to look at it in a new way, and now it’s something you can tolerate for a bit longer. That’s great!
If you’re still set on a career shift, take the two lists you made and combine them into one big list. Then, take a look at this big list of attributes, likes, and themes.
Letting creativity flow, generate a list of possible careers or jobs that fit those attributes.
Go way outside the box of what you think is possible. Just brainstorm.
Nothing is a bad idea because it could lead to a brilliant idea.
Did you write for at least 10 minutes?
Ask a friend. Get at least 20 ideas.