One of my favorite things to coach people through is finding the career that makes them feel as if they're not even working because they love it so much. I was reminded recently of how much I loved the book "Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements" by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, which touches on this thought exactly. The book itself talks specifically about the five areas of importance for your own wellbeing: Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community.
As I coach folks, I've noticed that it really is like a ripple effect if any of these are out of balance. Can you think of a time when one is out of balance and it effects the rest of your life in some way? I sure can! It's incredible how an imbalance in one area can feel like a tailspin in other areas of our life. Something out of wack at work? How is your social life affected? Do you spend less time with friends and family? Do you work out as much as you'd like? Usually not.
During my coaching sessions, I love doing an activity called the Web of Life. It so closely mimics the exact premise of the Wellbeing book by Rath and Harter. I've also noticed a cool program on the Wellbeing site that "measures your wellbeing over time". What a great resource.
I love talking careers! There is such a strong emphasis on careers in our whole life that if something isn't "right", it can just feel so incredibly wrong. One way to work through that is coaching. We can dial in to what I call the career sweet spot: what you love to do, what your good at, and what supports your values. Anyone want to give it a shot? If so, make an appointment with me so we can explore it together!