One of the steps I take my clients through, after we have identified a handful of paths that align with what energizes and inspires them, is digging in to get a deeper understanding of what each of those paths is really all about. That might involve online research, or informational interviews, reading books, or taking classes.
Or now, it might involve reading Alexandra Levit's new book, "How'd You Score That Gig?" In the book, Alexandra spotlights dozens of jobs, weaving together an overview of what each job is all about and insights from people who are actually doing it.
She starts it all off with a self-assessment test to help you determine of you are...
- An Adventurer
- A Creator
- A Data Head
- An Entrepreneur
- An Investigator
- A Networker
- A Nurturer
Within each of those categories, she examines numerous jobs.
One of the biggest challenges in figuring out "where to from here," is the fact that we don't know what we don't know; we can only explore what we're aware of. With this book, you get a sneak peek at a variety of possibilities, expanding the realm of what you know.
If you're ready for a career change, check this book out. It's a great way to start exploring, "Who am I, and what's out there that fits that?"
Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM