How to Find Balance
in Your Career -
Tips from A
Transition Coach

How to Find Balance in Your Career - Tips from A Transition Coach

Over the past year and a half as a transition coach, I have been working with individuals who are incredibly successful in their careers but are now feeling trapped, discouraged, or burned out.

As a high-performance coach, I recognize these as symptoms of going up the corporate ladder.

We all know that the higher up you climb on that ladder, the greater the paycheck and recognition, but also the greater your responsibility to your employer.

With this in mind, why is it that approximately 60% of all employees are unhappy in their jobs?

In my experience working with clients, I find that somewhere along the line on their career path, the hours become too long, the weekends become too short, and the money becomes insufficient in comparison with job satisfaction.

Add to this the recent lockdowns and increase in remote working, many of us feel that the workday never ends, and the work continues to pile higher, eventually leading us to bow out of the job because of mental health issues.

Eventually, the money and the title aren’t enough. They aren’t a sufficient substitute for the love of our family or our mental and physical health.

While there is nothing inherently wrong with achievement, we spend an average of 90,000 hours throughout our lives working, and if those hours aren’t spent in a fulfilling role, we may come to regret our decisions.

But that doesn’t have to be our reality.

We can be high achievers and do what we love, without feeling drained. To do so, we need to choose a job that we love.

Ready to make the switch?

Then consider a few of my top career change strategies & tips below.

Career Transition Tips to Help You Do What You Love

Choose Yourself First

First and foremost, you must choose yourself. Historically, organisations keep their best interests at heart when making hiring decisions and when developing strategies. As a transition coach, I recommend you must have your interests in mind when selecting your career path. Start by doing inner work to get to know who you are, what your passions are, and what type of career path is best aligned with what you want. When we can do that, work doesn’t have to feel like work.

Don’t Be Afraid to Negotiate

Secondly, don’t hesitate to negotiate your hiring package correctly, should you choose to take a new job somewhere else. Taking on hefty sign-on bonuses, over-inflated salaries, and non-market-related perks could leave you financially dependent on the organisation that hires you, preventing you from moving on when you no longer want to work there. Remember, employees now have more bargaining power than ever. Remote working and flexible hours are at the top of the list of negotiations. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want!

Transition Slowly—Change Doesn’t Have to Be Risky

Finally, remember that if you want to transition into a new position, you don’t have to take on a completely new role to do it. You can start small, testing the waters of a new career, simply by taking on a side gig in that field. With so much information available online, you don’t have to have a degree in a particular discipline to get started.

It’s Never Too Late

Transition coaching has taught me that it is never too late to reassess where you are and make change that are beneficial to your wellbeing.

You can find the balance.

Need more assistance as you transition? Could you use support from a performance coach? Would you ike to inspire your team?

If so, I’d love to help.

I’m available for both speaking and coaching services globally.
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