Meditations for Career Changers
Get More Creative In Your Career
As a New York City-based Career Counselor and New York Career Coach who has worked with thousands of professionals, I can attest to the fact that creativity makes our jobs and careers a lot more interesting.
Having more creativity in your work is a perfect, almost sure way to enjoy feelings of growth. And most of us have more creative powers than we give ourselves credit for.
Imagine yourself five or ten years from now and your career has evolved in a way that is satisfactory for you.
Can you see yourself? what are you doing? How do you feel? Look around and take in your physical surroundings. What does it look like? Is it busy or relaxed? are you alone or working with people? Are you the boss or do you have a boss? Are you supervising anyone? How are you dressed? Are you comfortable? Are you in a small company or a large company? How will you be spending your lunch hour? What are you doing?
Visualization is one of the most creative things you can do. It is different than daydreaming since you are playing with different ideas that; hopefully, become your reality.
You might want to write down your responses. What did you find intriguing about your responses? Chances are you came across information that surprised you and some that confirmed what you already know.
How did it feel to create that picture in your head? Visualization can be very powerful that it forces you to pause and consider what is most important to you, And it can motivate you to pursue your goals.
It is empowering to start working on what you would like to happen. Strength builds on strength and can lead you to your next endeavor. Small steps can help you gain more creativity in your career.
The first step is to do something you enjoy and show others what you have done. Begin by looking at whatever activities or interests you find attractive. If you need to build skills; perhaps, it is time to take a class or join a club in your area of interest. Both can fulfill your desire to grow and introduce you to new ideas and other people that share your interest.
Look around your immediate environment and find creative avenues to explore now. For example, is their a company newsletter or blog you would like to contribute to?
I wanted to start doing some writing and realized these meditations are a way for me to express myself in small manageable and share my knowledge and observations. This project has become very satisfying.
Creative pursuits take time. You will need to free up and devote some time in your schedule to experiment with your new desire and project.
One of the things you will experience is that less satisfying activities will be easier to skip. When you are taking a class, reading a book, or doing a creative project that inspires you will give you motivation and purpose.
Your inspiration and your hunches are your creative vital signs. Learn to trust them and listen to them. Creative activities are a great way of getting to know yourself better. To reach your potential; stretch in the direction of your natural gifts and dreams.
If you would like to know more about how to Get More Creative In Your Career and strategies for New York employment and job success, please give Lynn a call at 212-289-5197.