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Why is it so hard to figure out what you want to be when you "grow up"?

You want to do work that truly matters; something that makes peoples’ lives better, something that makes the world a better place. But you don't know where to start.

 

You want to make a mark. You want to work on things you're proud of and passionate about. But can you earn a living do that?

 

You're stuck. You're tired of working on projects and products you don’t care about, but you're afraid to leave the security of your current job. How do you figure this out?

 

You have lots of skills doing things you don’t particularly enjoy. How do you find something you actually like and that you're good at?

All you want is to be able to use your talents, do something you enjoy and work with good people. Why is it so hard to find?

Sound familiar?

For 15 years I lived in this kind of career purgatory.

 

I could tell you what I didn't want to do, but I had a hard time articulating what I did want to do — or even remembering what I was good at. I'd been working at jobs that were such a bad fit, I no longer felt competent at much of anything.

 

From this vantage point, it was really difficult to answer the question, "What do you want to do?" The truth was, I'd stopped dreaming that life could be different.

And I was ashamed that I couldn't answer the question.

 

I became a certified life purpose and career coach so that I can help other people identify what they really want out of life and work much more quickly than I did.