Changing career isn't easy. If it was, a lot more people would do it. It can be difficult to know what to do but also how to do it. That’s why I’ve put together these 7 steps to help you change career, reduce your risk and make a plan for your future.
1. Decide what career you want...
Did you know that a mere 16% of employees in Ireland are actively engaged in their work? Gallup, a performance management company who published the report on the State of the Global Workplace found that 64% of employees in Ireland are not engaged in their work and the remaining 20% are actively disengaged.Read More
In this video I've broken down the things you need to know into sections.
4 Essential questions to discover your passion
Understanding your values 4 Key questions to find your gift Why it's important to meet your 6 human needs What are your limits and your limiting beliefs? Thoughts on strengths and weaknesses 7 Must-Know tips to start your path of discoveryRead More
It’s an difficult task eh? I know! I spent about 10 years looking for a job that I really wanted to do. There can be too many options and so many possible solutions. However, there are strategies mentioned below that I used and that will really help you, as long as you are prepared to do the work also!
I don’t pretend that these are always easy things to do, but I will promise that they are effective. The easy thing to say is that 'not everyone finds a job they like!' or 'get a job, any job!'. You’re reading this because you don’t want to get ‘any job’, you want a job that you love. And maybe you don’t know where to start.Read More
If you read my blog on a regular basis you'll know by now that I'm a fan of many TED Talks and enjoy the ideas that are put forward there. Here is one of my favourite videos and a graphic below summarising the four main ideas that Shawn Achor highlighted. These are useful ideas for the workplace but also for general day-to-day life. I've used them myself and think they're awesome because they're so simplistic and yet effective.Read More
It seems like an easy question to answer but how long have you given to really think about success and define it for yourself? If you're going to achieve success, you have to be extremely clear what that will look like for you personally. Otherwise, when you think you are there, you may still be unhappy because it’s not all you hoped it would be. Will working 90 hours per week for your own company and making €100k per year be success for you? Maybe, maybe not.Read More
Do you not know what to do with your life or what career path to choose? Do you have lots of options but still cannot decide? Do you have friends and family giving you conflicting advice? Do you know what your strengths are but still don't know how to use them well? Would you like to finally start on your career path and not waste another year?Read More
Check out these must-watch TED Talks. I really love these and hope you have a chance to check them out! Some great ideas packed in there from some of the best speakers in the world.Read More
"We think, each of us, that we're much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisions because we have good reasons to make them, even when it's the other way around. We believe in the reasons, because we've already made the decision."
- Daniel KahnemanRead More
1. Write down your vision at the top. (e.g. Change jobs, lose weight, run a marathon etc.)
2. Then, break the process down into small steps starting with what you need to do in 6
months, then 3 months, 1 month and finally 1 week.
3. Be very clear about the steps to achieve this and seek advice from professionals if needed.
4. See the examples above for more information and tips.
"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress,
working hard for something we love is called passion" - Simon SinekRead More
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Brad Pitt’s character, Tyler Durden, holds a gun to the head of a convenience store assistant while asking “WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE?”. Pitt’s character is obviously using a violent threat, but in an unusually encouraging way. He wants the assistant to follow his dreams so much so that he threatens to kill him for not following through. When the assistant eventually answers that he’d like to “veterinarian”, but that there’s “too much schooling”, Pitt’s character gives him an ultimatum to follow his dreams. Not the typical example of encouragement.Read More
This week I decided to make a video with some tips for people who are looking to enter the workforce for the first time. Having said that, I hope that the tips are useful for anyone looking for a job at the moment. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list of suggestions. I hope to do a follow-on video from this as soon as possible with some more tips.
By the way, I know I am very serious in this video but I promise I'm not that serious in person :-DRead More
I thought this was an interesting concept to ponder. When we think about it, so much of our time at work can involve trying to solve problems and so much of our personal lives can involve dealing with problems. So what if we considered them helpful rather than unhelpful? What would that mean? Would it really make sense or would it just be classed as mere positive psychology? If you’re open to the idea that problems are not just problematic - that there may be some other possibilities, take a look at this post.Read More
This is an interview with Daithi McCabe, an Athlete Development Coach with the National Athlete Development Academy (NADA). I first met him when I was working with the company as the Operations Manager. He speaks about going to college, getting started in the sports coaching industry and his first jobs. I choose Daithí for this interview because I believe that he had particularly challenging path to his current job, although it may not seem like that by the way he describes it!Read More
So you need to get things done, but nobody is standing over you making sure that you get them done. What will you do? Will you procrastinate until the last moment and then panic while convincing yourself that you’ll never let this happen again? Or will you learn some time management strategies so that you can really learn to deal with getting tasks done more effectively from now on? Here are some tips...Read More
Someone might say that they want to be rich or to be a millionaire and I’d like to challenge that in this post. Maybe they have already started and they are on their way. But when someone says it and they seem to do nothing about it, I wonder whether they want it so much. Are they working at a job where that’s possible? Or are they developing the skills and the abilities to make that a possibility in the future? If so, great! If not, why not? Maybe we don’t really want it so much…Read More