Pursuing Your Dream Career Is a WHY-HOW Process
When your WHY resonates deeply within you, the path of HOW to get it and do it becomes clear to you.
I had a man ask me, “How how does one make a major transition from a job that he was doing most of his life to start a different line of work?”
How many of us don’t pursue our dreams and desires because the hurdle to change seems too vast and too big?
Let me share a bit of my story.
I left my well paying clinical pharmacist career to become a full time life coach. I also moved from the US to South America at the same time I left my job. Big changes for sure.
Was I able to do this overnight? No. It took me almost 10 years to actually do it.
So how do you transition from one career to a completely different one? How do you change from one way of living into something different?
For me I had to get clear on my “WHY”.
Why did I want to leave a well paying career, start a new career from scratch, and move my family to another hemisphere?
My “WHY” was I wanted to help men escape the routines and boxes they found themselves in, when those things were preventing them living in their full potential on this planet.
I wanted to be part of a process that allows men to show up fully as our best selves, and thereby create a better world for us all to live in.
My “WHY” for moving to South America was that I wanted to have a non-US living experience, connect with people who did not share my cultural background, and become fluent in Spanish.
My “WHY” resonated deep into the core of my body. I care about these things.
What resonates so deeply in you that you can’t ignore it?
You must have clarity on your “WHY” because that is where you get the energy for the next part: “HOW.”
HOW can be a long and laborious list of steps. It can take many months or years to complete.
But like the saying goes, “When is the best time to plant a tree? 20 years ago. When is the second best time to plant a tree? Today!”
Once you know your WHY, get started on the HOW.
My list of “HOW” included all the steps involved with going to Life Coaching school, getting out of debt, getting my wife on-board with my vision and dream, committing to an end date in my pharmacy career, and figuring out the laws and requirements to live as a foreigner in another country.