Career Coaching: Decision-Making. One of the mistakes people make in decision making is to “think about it”. Thinking about anything too much is dizzy making. Our education system and our society put all the emphasis on our brains. Yes, our brain is useful, and, it is only part of our repertoire. To make good decisions we need to use so many more of our skills. We need to talk about the possibilities. We need to resister how our bodies respond to these possibilities – for our bodies are wise and we ignore them at our peril.
Most importantly we need to experience these possibilities for ourselves. Career change is a big thing. Only by being in the meeting place between who you are and how this new work culture, role or sector will be for you. That meeting place is absolutely bespoke to you. I can tell you how I responded to working as a team leader for The Prince’s trust when I was 26. The reality is that this has absolutely no bearing on how you would respond to the same role in the here and now.
Career Coaching: Decision-Making
So my advice is to quit over-thinking and over researching on t’internet, and instead to reach out in reality. That’s a terrifying idea, isn’t it! No wonder it is easy to stay inside and be cerebral about it! However, if you are really clear and concise in your questions, you are likely to be received very well.
In my experience, when people love their work, they are more than happy to talk about their experiences and to share what they have achieved. Only those who are insecure and unhappy are reluctant to pay it forward and extend a hand to pull through next-generation up behind them.
So, ask! Even if you get a knockback. Know it’s not about you. Ask another person until you create the opportunities you need. Okay, with the old beliefs that you carry that this behaviour is “arrogant” or “rude”, however, those are old generational messages. There is nothing wrong with making a clear request. If it cannot he met know that is just fine and likely has nothing to do with you. Ask again, ask someone else you might just receive it.
Get some experience of what it is you are signing up for before you commit. That makes it so much more sustainable as you’ll be committing to something known. That is the way to make an good decision. Quit thinking about it and instead create opportunities to do it. Then you will have all the information you need.
You can find Rebecca here at the Daemon Career Coach