We spend all day everyday helping our clients figure out what it is THEY want to do. We help them find careers that align with their talents, interests & values. We help them with their resume & cover letter development, job search strategies, interview preparation and negotiation strategies. Have you ever stopped and asked your self why YOU do what you do for a living?
Does your current work role allow you to share your talents and gifts? Do you feel inspired and challenged more often than not? If so, that’s awesome! Or, do you feel like you are going through the motions and are not as engaged or interested in learning new ideas and approaches like you were in the past? If so, just like our clients, you may want to take a step back and rethink why you do what you do for a living.
I had a major epiphany many years ago when a former mentor of mine told 500 career development practitioners at a conference that we all work in a “paradigm of crisis.” Until then I never really thought about the fact that our clients bring a certain degree of stress and a sense of urgency with them each and every day. Since then I realized that like any “helping field’ we are just as vulnerable to workplace burnout as anybody else.
We would like to know how you stay inspired? How do you keep your motivation? Why do you do what you do?
Please share any insights, stories, techniques or anecdotes that can help others ignite or re-ignite their passion for helping others in the career development field.