Use Your Summer Wisely

Meditations for Career Changers

Use Your Summer Wisely!

Summer is finally upon us with the beginning of the July 4th Independence Day weekend. As a New York Career Coach and NYC based Career Counselor who has worked with thousands of New York City-based professionals and executives from all over the country and world, I have learned that the summer is a great time of the year to make some changes and set some new goals.

Focus on your life!
Summer is a great time to focus on your life! You may choose to set goals in areas such as relationships, career, recreation, spirituality, and finances.

Find the gaps
Find the gaps in your life by noting what activities/ commitments you pursue in the following areas:
Health/Well-being, Career/Business, Money/Finances, Learning/Personal, Relationship/Family, Pleasure/Recreation, Spiritual/Religious.

It can be revealing and startling to see what areas you have few or zero commitments – you may realize that you need to make a change in order to attain a more fulfilling life…

Where to start
Begin by asking yourself:
“How can I make my work as well as my personal life more meaningful?” Life is a balance of what is important to you. To attain harmony, we need to think about the things that are most important to us in our personal and professional lives and pursue those activities first. This can raise hard questions, but making a conscious choice about our priorities helps us achieve greater satisfaction.

Small steps
I believe in making small steps to achieve success. Change doesn’t happen overnight nor should it. Furthermore, I recommend that my clients take one action a day toward their goal, especially their long term goals. Strength builds upon strength. Get moving. Build momentum. Steady effort counts for more than you’d imagine. Each action builds on itself. Every step along the way matters. For example, I always knew that I wanted to start my own career counseling business. While I was working in human resources and consulting, this seemed like an overwhelming long-term task and goal. I decided, therefore, to take one action a day toward starting a career counseling business and it worked!

If you would like help this summer with setting your short-term and long-term goals or want to know more about Lynn Berger’s other strategies for NYC executives and career accomplishment, please give her a call at 212-289-5197.

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