Are you happy with what you are doing in your life?
I have been a recruitment consultant / career consultant for the last 5 years of my life. I have connected with people who are too stressed with their work, some are too bored, others simply confused with what they should do next, and a number of people just going with the flow following whatever is the latest trend.
I wish I could say the unhappiness in their career stops there. But in prolonged stressful period, the misery in their career life starts to affect their family life, social life, and spiritual life. Habitual drinking, gambling, or excessive eating, shopping become a regular hobby.
Okay, enough said. Instead of complaining about it, I found a way to do something about it. It is no coincidence I got invited to a Career Direct training recently and was among the very first batch to be certified in Singapore. I really believe this is the solution.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS CAREER DIRECT?
Career Direct is a holistic assessment tool that aligns your very being to what you should be doing. But it doesn’t just match you to a career. It leads you to your calling. Let me explain what I mean.
Other assessment tools, whether job profiling, skills profiling, or personality profiling, focus on 1 or 2 areas at the most. Career Direct uses 4 areas that function as filters to lead you to what you are born to do. These 4 filters are: Personality, General Interests, Natural Skills, and Values. It is a holistic approach.
Just because you are good at logic and excellent at coming up with formulas doesn’t mean you should be a software engineer. You may have the skills, but can your personality allow you to sit in front of a computer all day long? Being good at your work is not enough, you have to enjoy what you are doing. Just because you enjoy interacting with kids doesn’t mean you will enjoy being a kindergarten teacher. Do you thrive in a noisy, hard-to-control environment all day long? Or do you get stressed? Enjoying what you do is not enough, you have to be at your natural habitat. Bottom line is, it’s not enough to be naturally good at what you do, or be passionate at what you do, or enjoy what you do, or align what you do with your values. It has to be all of the above. When you align these 4 areas, peace of mind, sense of fulfillment, and life purpose are guaranteed.
YOU ARE DESIGNED
Last note. There’s a twist. Some of you may like it and some of you may not (I really hope you will like this though). Career Direct is based on the principle that you are created. You are intricately designed. You are not random. You are who you are for a purpose. If you are talkative, it has a purpose. If you are shy (most shy people are good listeners), it has a purpose. Some are born for the outdoors, they love to travel. Others are stressed to travel even once a month. Accept who you are. Don’t try to be someone you are not. Understand that you are fine according to your Creator. There’s no need to say “I wish I could be more like him/her.” You have your own unique design to fulfill your own unique calling.
Did you notice? Most people who are naturally excellent at math/logic are usually poor at music/arts, and vice versa. Most people who are poor at academics are either good in athletics or are good in business (they realize this only when they leave school). Most people who are naturally smooth talkers are not very good listeners, and people who are more quiet are naturally good listeners. Of course, exceptions apply. But the point is, we are all gifted in our own ways. I am good in something you are not, and you are good in something I am not. For crying out loud, even people born blind are gifted with a more acute sense of hearing.
No matter who you are, no matter what you have been through, regardless of what you think about yourself, you have talents and gifts that are aligned with your purpose.
So, do you know who you are? Have you discovered your gifts? Do you know what you are supposed to do with those gifts? Are you living according to the way you are designed?
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
(Career Direct is 100% scientific, and took 10 years and $2 Million to perfect. Fees apply. More information on http://careerdirect-ge.org/, or email me at email@example.com)