|Changing your career path at any time is a tall order. |
Trying to shift everything you know, trying to overcome negative self beliefs, a lack of confidence, limiting beliefs, limiting conventional practice, external expectation, imposter syndrome (I could go on)…
It’s hard enough let a lone a pandemic and a lockdown being thrown in there.
Oh, and don’t forget your side of recession….
So how do you navigate a career change during a second lockdown?
1/ Prioritise Exploration over Application
|This is a time of uncertainly, regardless. It is challenging regardless. So how can you use the situation to your advantage. |
“It is an amazing time to get curious about your career”
Get curious about yourself, about what makes you tick, what gives you purpose, what interests you, what skills you can develop.
Learn more, go on courses, develop your awareness, build your knowledge base, optimise this time to build a strong platform so that your career change, when it comes, is the right one for you.
2/ Don’t worry about jumping the spectrum
|In one of my client sessions recently we recognised that what was holding her back from change was the fear of trying to long-jump from A-Z.|
Now, so that we are clear:
A = where she is now (an unfulfilling, purposeless career)
Z = her ideal career (driven completely by purpose and wholly fulfilling).
But you don’t need to jump the whole spectrum straight away, and in fact this may not be the easiest and most practical solution for you, especially not right now.
So, even if you just make a shift and get to G, isn’t that a lot closer to where you want to be, a lot more fulfilling and a lot more purposeful? And isn’t that also a lot less daunting too.
3/ Adjust & Adapt accordingly
|I think if this Pandemic has taught us anything, it is that adaptability is key. Those who have adapted have won, those who have been rigid….well, have not!|
So be prepared to adjust and adapt in your career change as you navigate the pandemic and your career change.
When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.