Courageous, Strategic initiative yields great rewards

Know Your Purpose.  Strengthen Your Impact.

It doesn’t take great insight to realize when a job is no longer right for you. Perhaps it doesn’t pay what you are worth; you’ve grown and become more professionally valuable, but your income hasn’t kept up. Or perhaps the job description has changed and now involves tasks for which you are not gifted. Perhaps some of the work runs counter to your values or doesn’t nourish your soul.

No matter how long you’ve been at your job, once you start to feel it in not right for you, the truth becomes difficult to ignore. When that happens, it might be time to have a practical and constructive conversation with your employer about the possibility of reevaluating your job description and/or salary.

It may also be time to begin looking for a new career. Without quitting your current job, you may want to take some career assessments to be certain of your best strengths. You may also want to look online to see what jobs are available in your area of interest or confidentially seek out people in your network who have the same professional interests.

It takes a great deal of time and courage to find a new career. However, once you clearly define your values and strengths, the job becomes easier. If you seek out only opportunities that align with your purpose, you will be a step ahead of all the other candidates. Your earnest enthusiasm will shine during the interview process, allowing you to speak passionately about the position. It is rare for a job candidate to say confidently and sincerely, “This is my purpose. This is what I was born to do.” Once you know your purpose, you become a stronger candidate.

Journal Entries

Real Life Stories, Leadership and Purpose

Journal Entries

Real Life Stories, Leadership and Purpose

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