So how do you know what’s fulfilling for you to help you define your ideal career? The secret is – Values. Values are one of the first things I help my career coaching clients identify in order to understand what would be fulfilling to them. Values are your guideposts to fulfillment and the foundation of figuring this out. Begin figuring out what your values are right away.
To figure out what your values are, you can ask yourself questions like:
- When in the past, professionally, have you felt lit up inside or energized?
- What in your personal life gives you a sense of satisfaction or joy?
- What deep seated personal priorities or values do you hold that are so important to you that if they were taken away, you’d feel frustrated or deprived in some way?
You’ll notice these are hard to answer questions. They’re meant to be that way for a reason. By answering these questions you’re trying to uncover what’s deeply important to you in your life, and then begin to translate that into your career.
Atlanta Career Coach