Re-Orient and Re-Evaluate Your Career Path
As devastating as losing your income is, it’s also an opportunity for you to re-evaluate your life’s purpose and to start fresh. It’s possible that the reason you lost your job is because you were on the wrong track in your journey. Or maybe it’s time for you to meet someone significant to your spiritual journey, and the only way to meet that person is through a different livelihood. View the transition between your old source of income and your new one as a bridge suspended across unknown territory.
Trust Your Bridge
Whether your metaphorical bridge is the narrow, swinging and swaying type or a solid, stone arc, you must trust that it will support you. You can’t just stand there clinging to the edge; you’ve got to start walking. Allow yourself some time to grieve your loss, but then let go of your past. Your old job might have served your old identity well, but now — like it or not — you’re going through a transformation of some sort, and you will need a new method of gaining income that matches your growth. Between the time spent filling out job applications and updating your LinkedIn profile, schedule time to nurture your soul. This is a vital time for opening yourself to intuition and synchronicity. Doing so will be easier if your soul is calm and strong.
Write a list of all the things that interest you or make you feel alive. Don’t censor your list; quickly jot down any ideas that pop into your mind. Pay special attention to items on your list that have been constant in your life since childhood.
Then write a description of your ideal way to earn money. What would a typical day be like? Don’t worry if your description seems realistic or not; this is simply an exercise in listening to your soul’s desires. Let it speak. Do you see yourself working indoors or outside? Are you working alone or with other people? What are the other people like? What are you doing? Is your work being appreciated? How much money are you being paid?
You might be surprised to discover that the job you just lost, the job you had valued so much, does not even resemble your ideal livelihood.
Maybe You Don’t Need Another Job
Now start matching your interests and ideal day description with specific companies and types of jobs. If you can’t think of any matches, perhaps your next move shouldn’t be to another job, but rather to self-employment. According to Ruth Luban, author of the book Are You a Corporate Refugee?, 25 percent of American workers who lose their jobs choose to work for themselves. Maybe you are that one in four people.
Psychic Tansy ext. 5289 says that the best reason for choosing self-employment is that “every step of the way, you’ll be able to say, ‘I’m doing this the way I feel it should be done for the results that I look for.’”
Your answers to the following questions will help you decide if self-employment might be right for you: Are people willing to pay you to teach them how to do some sort of skill that you are good at? Or can you offer some type of service or product in a better way than others? How can you make other people’s lives easier for them?
If you’re drawing a blank, talk to a variety of people to get their ideas on what you might be able to offer. Collect feedback from people who know you well; people who might be prospective customers; and counselors that you’re comfortable with, whether they are career counselors or spiritual counselors like the psychics at California Psychics.
The Other Side of the Bridge
Gather all of the information and ideas that you’ve collected, along with your inventory lists, and create one or more plans of action to get you across your bridge to a new source of income that matches your soul’s desires and your unique interests and skills. According to the popular book series What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles, people who evaluate their interests and skills and then research what employers or freelance paths match those interests and skills are twice as likely to be successful in finding satisfying work than people who simply apply to jobs without first figuring out who they are and how they best fit into the world of commerce.
Psychic Abrielle ext. 9894 advises: “Expand, expand, expand! The universe and all our guides are telling all of us to expand.”
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