Your Back-Pocket Future

Creating a ‘Back-Pocket’ Plan

Where are you, right now, in your life’s journey? Are you embarking on a new career path filled with excitement and anticipation, eager to grow and flourish in your chosen field?  Ready to take your business to the next level?

Or maybe you find yourself in a phase of winding down, feeling uncertain about what comes next. You’ve dedicated years to your current path, but now you are re-thinking it and ready to transition to something new.

Perhaps you are contemplating leaving your current job, but the security of a steady income holds you back. The fear of the unknown looms large, freezing you into inaction.

Or are you in a perpetual state of searching, yearning for something more, something that truly aligns with your passions and aspirations?

Regardless of where you stand, one thing is certain: change is inevitable. Whether it comes knocking on your door or you actively seek it out, opportunities will pop up, leading you to your next ‘thing.’  But . . .  really? Do you want to leave that to chance?

Consider this: if you could no longer pursue your current career, what would you do instead? What ignites your passion and fuels your dreams? Professional athletes and actors often have something waiting in the wings, recognizing the volatility of their industries. Shouldn’t we all adopt a similar mindset?

Imagine having a plan in your back pocket for when, not if, you decide to make a change. What if you could channel your talents and passion into a new venture that transforms your life in a meaningful way?

Would you create a signature fragrance or craft your own liquor? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of writing a book or opening a neighborhood coffee shop. Or maybe you are drawn to the idea of making a difference through a nonprofit organization.

THIS is precisely where I come in: as a guide through life’s transitions. Planning or pivoting. Prepared or blind-sided, navigating those life changes is more common than you might realize. Together we can take you from career confusion to career intention, by creating a ‘back-pocket’ plan. What may start as a precautionary measure could very well evolve into a journey toward a more fulfilling and intentional life. A re-invention!

READY: Start writing. Write a list of your passions, strengths, and areas of interest. What energizes you? What are you naturally good at? Use this assessment tool for a head start.

SET: Research various industries, roles, and opportunities. Use your networking connections (in-person or online) to get a feel for the culture of any particular industry and learn about the day-to-day realities.

GO: Identify any gaps between your current skills and the requirements of those paths. Attend industry events or follow relevant professional associations on social media. Take a few online courses to test the waters. Reach out to me for suggestions.

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By taking a few proactive steps, you’ll not only be better prepared for potential career transitions, but also empowered to pursue paths that align with your passions and aspirations. The journey to a fulfilling life is a continuous process of self-discovery, exploration, and growth. If you wish to go from Career Confusion to Career Intention, we have work to do!

I can help you target your goals . . . for your life and career. 

Request a call to get started. Or email me using the subject line: ‘I want to know more.’ Let’s get to it together.

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