Here at Don’t Dread Monday, we’ve developed a career test —The Career Success Indicator (CSi50)—to measure your current state of career fulfillment and health. It’s a free career assessment test that should only take five to ten minutes to complete. Once finished, it will offer insights into your level of career satisfaction and ways to improve it. Go ahead and complete it now.
If your score on the career test was between 21 and 40, this blog is for you. You’re most likely in a mediocre job, experiencing inconsistent highs and lows at work. I’m here to tell you that there are better career options out there for you. You have the ability to have a happy and fulfilling career.
In my decades of consulting, I’ve met countless people who are in the same boat you’re in right now. One of these people was a man I’ll call James. James joined the US Army as a young man looking for adventure and personal improvement but soon became disillusioned with the constraints of military life. There were aspects of the job he loved, but in the process of discovering his passionate core, he realized he needed independence and a sense of control over his own destiny. After finishing his military commitment, he started an internet services business. Making the career change wasn’t easy, but James has felt more fulfilled, and therefore happier, as a result of his choice.
Escaping from a mediocre job doesn’t always mean you switch companies or careers, either. I’ve also coached people who, after discovering their passions and what they really wanted to do, were able to talk to their bosses or managers and make adjustments to their current job to better fit their needs. Sometimes they even changed positions within the same company. There are endless possibilities when it comes to finding the right career fit for you.
Life doesn’t have to be mediocre. I firmly believe that finding happiness in your career is a key element in finding happiness in your life. Everyone deserves this fulfillment, including you.
If you read this and are looking for more guidance on what exactly you can do to change your career, schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me. We’ll discuss your current needs and make a plan to begin addressing them. Now is a good a time as any to take control of your career, and we’re here to help.