I know I need a change in career. That scares the living be-jeepers out of me. I've been in the same line of business for almost 25 years. I mentioned it to my coach a couple of weeks ago. Then didn't mention it again. He knows me so well for someone who hasn't known me for long. But it's not about quantity ... it's about quality. And he's been doing this a long time. So last week he asked me what I saw myself doing as a career when I was 65.
I don't know exactly. I know I need to be involved with people. With helping them. With guiding them. Supporting them in their quest for a healthier, fitter, happier life. I have always been a people person and when I worked as a receptionist, then an admin assistant, I had lots of contact with the "outside world" ... I was able to help people. My last 6 years (my anniversary with my current company is on Hallowe'en (how appropriate)) has been sitting at a desk, trying to focus (this has always been a challenge for me) on one document at a time. Things are a lot better recently. But I still need to make a move. And it still scares the hell out of me.
So I'm off to see Andrew (aka "him" ... I figured everyone, especially Barry, was getting tired of hearing "Andrew this and Andrew that" so I call him "him" ... which "he" gets a kick out of) tomorrow (Tuesday) for a massage (I can't wait) and to talk about the future ... and what I plan to do about it.
I really don't know what to call what I want to do. Life/Health Coach? Quite possibly. I want to make a difference in peoples lives. I want to help them be happier ... healthier ... get the most out of life. I see far too many people who are bogged down by the mundane things in life ... too many people who are coasting ... or worse ... muddling ... through life. They don't look at you. They're either too busy with their smartphones, busy in their own minds, trying to keep everything straight ... maybe they're tired .... bored ... listless ... unhappy. It's a little unsettling to just meet a stranger's eyes... although personally I find it easier to meet someone's eyes I don't know than to hold someone I do know's eyes. Especially if I find them a little unsettling ....
So I'm about to get unceremoniously kicked out of my comfort zone. I can't wait :)
Check out Gary's blog below .... he's got some great stuff ...