Sunday, April 26, 2009

Career Transition

I spoke at the Learning Annex's MoneyFest this past Saturday. I was asked to speak about Career Transition. Suze Orman was there as was Donald Trump. I found out when I arrived that me and the Donald would both go on at 4 pm, so I had a little competition or should I say Donald did. ;-)

Here's some highlights:
When was the last time you woke up like a 5 year old does when they wake up in the morning? With that energy and excitement!? They exude over just being able to do this thing called life ALL OVER AGAIN. It's like they wake up and they are ready to GO!

When was the last time you woke up that way? Or even remember feeling that way? If it's been too long -then it's time to do something about it.

Here are my three suggestions:
1.) Write a needs list. Write down all the things you "need." Some Universal Needs: Connection, Acceptance, Affection, Integrity, Play, Movement, Consciousness, Independence, Freedom, Choice, Trust, Love, Sexual expression, Air, Rest, Safety, Beauty, Order, Reciprocity. For more see

2.) Identify the things in your life that you are currently doing that you despise. Get really clear on what these things are and how often you are participating in them.

3.) Identify the things you love to do so much that you would pay someone to let you do them.

Start here with these steps when you decide it's time for a career or any transition. Having clarity over these 3 items will ensure that when you do step into something new -you will be sure to be able to do it in a way that will honor your needs and values.

One participant asked how to stand out among a sea of applicants. My advice was BE YOU. Being authentic is so powerful today since we see so little of it. If you show up and confidently be who you are - that alone will make you stand out in a crowd. As Oscar Wilde says, "Be yourself everyone else is already taken."

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