How Can Thanksgiving Help You Design a Sexy Second Act Career Transition?

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude ~ Cynthia Ozick

You’d be surprised how many people I talk to who are miserable in their jobs. Or maybe, if you are working in Corporate America, you wouldn’t be surprised. You likely understand why many people are unhappy these days and wishing they could make a career transition.

If you are one of them and you would love to make a career transition but think you can’t, I get it. You have responsibilities – older parents who need your assistance, kids to put through college, a mortgage to pay, and so forth.

But you’ve got the urge – or more accurately a BURNING DESIRE – to make a career transition that allows you to sleep in, travel more, and escape from the stress you’ve been under for so long you don’t remember a time when you weren’t consumed by it. And because you don’t know where to start, you sigh, shrug your shoulders and drag yourself off to another day of same old, same old.

The good news is there is a place where you can start – even if you don’t see a possibility for ever making your career transition happen!


Give thanks for the job you already have!

  • Be grateful for the job that keeps you fed, clothed, and sheltered.
  • Be grateful for good people you work with
  • Be grateful for clients or customers you’ve left satisfied
  • Be grateful that you are physically and emotionally capable of earning a living
  • Be grateful for people who benefit indirectly from your labor. Think how far your contributions of labor go in terms of purchasing power and who benefits.
  • Be grateful for your ability to contribute to keep the flow of life and energy moving.

Are you wondering how gratitude can help you find the Sexy Second Act Career of your dreams? It helps because get what you put your attention on. By putting attention on gratitude, you’ll see more to be grateful for. That will start to affect your attitude and may lead to a promotion or a job offer that leads you to your dream job.

Tricks to success?

  • Be grateful for your job for a few minutes every day.
  • FEEL gratitude – don’t just THINK it
  • For extra credit, write down ten things daily you are grateful for about your job

At the very least, your attitude toward your job will lighten up. At best, a totally cool and unexpected opportunity may show up. When it does or if you’ve had that experience, we’d like to hear about it in the comments!


Want more direct help designing your Sexy Second Act Career transition that includes Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck®? Give Coach Sue a call or email to schedule your complimentary “get acquainted” coaching session for additional ways to get started.