Fulfilling Career Definition

Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to what constitutes a Fulfilling Career. How can you define that for yourself? Why not take some reflective time and review your definition. Use this Mind Map to guide your reflection.  Do some journalling or create your own Mind Map; it will help you see how things are interrelated.

There’s an example above.

Once you have your own Mind Map, you can decide whether your current career measures up.

Another approach is found in Frederick Hudson’s The Handbook of Coaching where he refers to four Life Chapters that are helpful in assessing one’s career.  Find a visual picture of Career Chapters here.

Career Chapters

  1. Go For It – In this chapter, one is planning, doing and achieving.
  2. Doldrums – After reaching a plateau, one asks “Is this all there is?”

  3. Cocooning – In the Doldrums, we sometimes reach a breaking point that tells us we need go back to the drawing board. In the Cocooning chapter we go back to the fundamentals – our values, visions and beliefs to discover new directions..

  4. Getting Ready – This is the energetic, creative place we come to after cocooning. Often this entails learning new skills and planning for a New Beginning.

If you need some help deciding how to move through these Chapters, you will find the services of a career coach very helpful.

Mindset Monday Challenge

  1. Does your career measure up to your concept of a fulfilling career?
  2. In which Career Chapter do you find yourself?
  3. Which Chapter would you like to be in right now?
  4. What is one action that you could take to improve on your current situation?

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This Mindset Monday post is presented by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach, especially for solopreneurs.

In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. One support that I like to emphasize for them is the Google experience.  Two great places to begin are my Weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle and The Portable Business Coach (a tool that will tell you where you need to put more time and energy)

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