it looks like it might be time for my next transition, i’ve never experienced anything like the past 6 months. Burn Out. i thought it was just a space where people get tired of what they’re doing as a career … it is so much more. if you haven’t had the pleasure of this journey, i honestly can’t say if you’re lucky or to look forward to it. not that it is easy, but the process is life altering for sure.
i remember a few years ago when it became clear that i would never have another J-O-B, it was harder than it may look from the outside to accept and announce. most people will hit you with a million questions about everything from retirement plans to paying your bills … how on earth are you going to make it? i was astounded, did they really have that little faith in me?
then i came realize that it didn’t matter if they had faith in me or not, all that mattered is if i did. i knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was as much a part of me as my smile, or my laugh and going after that next impressive job title would not make me happy more than a couple weeks … it would only make the majority relate to me easier. are you relating to any of this?
even though i began to see that i wanted to change the direction in my current career it wasn’t clear where to go, instead of taking the time off to search for the answer i kept digging in and taking on more of the same type of work that went against my natural grain. you see, i’m a sprinter not the long distance runner. vision is where my greatest asset resides, where is it for you? it’s an important question that very few entrepreneurs can answer or even bother to find, they get caught up in the task of being in business.
once you are clear on your gifts and your passion the answer of where to go next becomes easier, and you can rest easy knowing the answer is obtainable.