My daughter gave me a mug for Christmas with Lao Tzu’s famous saying: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Even though the impact of these words has been lessened by its overuse, the message is still of deep wisdom.
Your first step: commit to career exploration.
What is career exploration? Reading this article. Reading a book on career choice. Talking to a friend about your career issues. Writing/reflecting about your career preferences. And, yes, making an appointment with a career counselor. If I didn’t run another company for a living The Learning Consultants, I would feel more ridiculous about the preceding self-serving sentence. But as self-serving as this sounds, my career counseling practice is a passion play more than a business one. The passion of an idealist is aroused through helping others. During 2014, I believe I helped people more profoundly through career counseling than other part of our education/counseling services.
Maybe I’ll see you in 2015? firstname.lastname@example.org