A while back, I published a review of the new book Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath. I talked about some of the major pitfalls people make when trying to make big decisions where they didn’t have a lot of relevant prior experience to guide them. As part of a book give-away (now over, sorry), I invited folks to share one big decision they were struggling with.
The response was over-whelming.
Many were along the lines of “Should I change careers/jobs or not?” If you read the review, you know that “whether or not” type decisions are dangerous anyway. But this one in particular is troubling because it jumps to a solution (changing careers/jobs) before identifying the problem.
And THAT is a recipe for making a bad decision.
It occurred to me that before I can help you design a career you love, we have to discover and address the underlying problem. If you’ve been struggling with the idea of career change for a while, you probably know this is easier said than done.
Over the next two weeks, that’s exactly what we’re going to tackle. I’ll be running a free mini-course that unpacks the “Should I change” question and takes a step back. We’ll examine
- How to productively reframe the “I don’t know what I want, but it’s not this” mindset
- How to challenge the limiting beliefs that hold you back
- How to discover the real problem you’re trying to solve when contemplating career change
- How to widen your options and prevent a catastrophic wrong turn
- Case studies of alternatives that produced big wins
Finally, at the end of the two weeks, I’ll host a live Q&A webinar on April 20th that wraps up all the material and helps you confidently plan your next step, whether that’s a career tweak or a big leap.
This is a mini-course, which means I don’t want you to just READ about this topic–there are actual exercises to do that I’ve never released before. That’s going to require some work and engagement on your part, but hey, it’s Spring. Instead of cleaning your house, let’s work on the things that are really nagging you.
Of course, there is a catch. Everything in the course is private and exclusive for my subscribers. It also happens to be free for a limited time. If you’d like access to the material without paying big bucks, you have to sign-up here.
All the course material comes down on April 28, so don’t put this off.
Why am I doing this? The No Regrets Career Academy will be opening again in just a few weeks. But as good as the No Regrets material is, I realized it’s worthless if you’re incapable of making a decision on the first question: should I consider a new career? I’ll probably turn this into a paid course in the future, but for now, consider it my way of saying thanks.
Hope to see you on the other side!