There are few things in life more rewarding than the sense of satisfaction we get from doing work that makes a difference. Adults spend, on average, almost 25% of their waking lives working, so doing work you feel is important and that you enjoy is a vital part of your emotional well-being. Finding this dream career is no easy task, though-- it seems to be more the rule than the exception to gripe and complain about one's work, and to view it as a task that must be done in order to survive, rather than one that inspires us and helps give our life its meaning.
If you're one of the many millions of workers who are unhappy with their jobs, there's a better way. You don't need to dread every Monday morning until the rest of your life. You, too, can find work that stays in line with your goals and values, which has you leaping out of bed in the morning, excited to start the day. Accepting a life of drudgery in your job is no longer a requirement-- you can design the life you want and find a career with meaning and excitement. Through career counseling, we can help you get started on this road to a better, richer, and ultimately happier career.
Common Problems When Finding a New Career
The prospect of finding a job--ANY job, much less a job you love-- can be terrifying. The process of polishing your resume, interviewing, and competing against a highly-qualified job market for a small amount of openings can make anyone give up in fear, grateful for the fact that they even have a job in the first place, even if its one they're miserable at.
This path of least resistance, however, comes with significant costs. Work which doesn't make you happy, or give you a sense of satisfaction, or which constantly stresses you out as very real, very significant health consequences. In addition to stress-related disease, workers who find themselves grinding it out every week, burned out from the demands of a job they don't even care about or enjoy, go their whole careers without really getting to know themselves or the unique gifts they have to offer the world. Inevitably, they reach retirement after decades of meaningless work done just to get by, only to find themselves asking, "Was that it"?
This prospect alone can be more terrifying than the thought of finding a new job or switching careers. The pain that comes with wasting your most productive years idling away in the daily grind makes the hard work of getting to know the kind of worker you are and what you value look easy in comparison. The anxiety and struggle that comes with finding the right career track for you is nothing compared to the pain and anguish that eventually comes with doing nothing. Fortunately, at Overcomers Counseling, we make this process as easy and as smooth as possible for you.
Benefits of Career Counseling
If you've been thinking of making a change in your career, now is the time. There has never been a better opportunity, and there will never be a more ideal moment in the future. Now is the time to find the work you're meant to do. It is never too late to make a change, no matter how far along you are in your career or how entrenched you might be in your current job. Anyone can make this change at any time-- all you need to do is make the decision to take control of your working life.
With career counseling, our team of qualified professionals will help you get to the root of what motivates you as a worker: your personal values, your interests, your unique gifts and talents, and your vision of the world. We'll dive deep into your needs and desires as a worker, uncovering the unique intersection of skills, qualifications, and passion that will show you the way to your ideal career and work environment. This process isn't easy, but the benefits are many: a greater sense of satisfaction with one's working life, renewed passion and vigor for your profession, and a feeling of joy that comes only when one is doing the work they were meant to do.
Being unhappy with work is common. Doing something about it isn't. If you're ready to take the first step on your journey to leading a happier, fulfilled working life, send us an e-mail or give us a phone call. We can't wait to help get you started. Call 719-345-2424.