11 October 2012
11 October 2012,
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“I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in the work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself not for others–what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.” ~ Joseph Conrad

I’ve been reading articles about how to survive unemployment, how to reinvent your career, how to present yourself during a job interview to keep from appearing “too old” and on and on. They are the same, tired, old articles I read ten years ago when I was laid off my job.  I find it fascinating that as fast as changes are happening everywhere, there isn’t much out there about new – and yes – “sexy” ways for how to reinvent your career to design flexible, fun, fabulous and purposeful ways to work.

I’m not saying the techniques don’t work for getting a J-O-B.  They probably do.  But the question is  – are the same old methods going to help you stand out in today’s sea of over one million layoffs, according to the Labor Department’s Mass Layoff Summary? Are they going to help you see how to re-invent your career into the kind of Sexy Second Act that inspires you and makes you happy? I doubt it.

If you’re a Baby Boomer looking to work differently, I think there’s some of what I call right-brain “fun work” to do BEFORE you put any left-brain strategies into place.

Before engaging your HEAD to figure out how to re-invent your career, put your HEART into it! Your heart’s magnetic field is 5000 times stronger than the magnetic field surrounding your head. There’s more communication going on from our hearts to our heads than there is the other way around.

Below is a video that will give you more information about your heart’s role in contributing to your well-being and the process of good decision-making.

If you are struggling how to reinvent your career into a Sexy Second Act, give your poor left brain a rest. Play with ideas you would normally think are impractical or things you love that you think can’t possibly become a career. Listening from your heart just may bring you the answer you’ve been hoping for!

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If you’ve tried everything you “know” to do to make your “Big Shift” to a Sexy Second Act Career and nothing has worked, call Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 or email [email protected] to schedule your complimentary “get acquainted” coaching session.

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