Career Tips

What to Do If I am Successful but Not Happy

People want answers.  People want quick answers.  My clients come to me because they want to know the answer to this question: “What should I do for a career that will make me happy?”   My clients are looking for answers related to their career.  They are trying to figure out their “WHAT”.  What do I want to do that will make me excited to get out of bed in the morning and not wish my life away?  “WHAT” will allow me to no longer utter the words “TGIF”?   These are mid to senior career professionals who are very successful at what they are currently doing.  However, they are not happy.  Many clients come to me having already looked to the outside for their answers.  This can come in many forms- research, asking others what they think, and advice.

Based on experience from working with many clients in transition, the answers must come from within.  The best way you know the answers to your questions are right for you is that you have energy around them.  It is like finding a partner.  When it is the right person you know.   You get a feeling – either in the gut, the heart and the head.  The goal is to get all three on the same page. How do you do that?

Get curious:

Ask yourself the following:

What is holding you back?  What are your concerns?

Think of a time when you were in alignment with all three. What was going on at that time?  How did you feel?

How can you practice new behaviors that allow you to hear your gut/intuition?

What is one thing I can do today that will start me on my path to feeling lighter?

However, it is human nature to know what others have experienced.  It helps us not feel alone, comfort in knowing that there are others who have gone through what we have.

I know that  majority of you is working really hard in order to get a dream job. I believe that everyone deserves to get it and is capable of proving it to hr.

Remember that it is worth all the efforts you’re putting now. The happiness of being where you feel at the right place is an amazing feeling. So keep going no matter how rough it could be.
He that would have the fruit, must climb the tree.