Identifying Your Roadblocks to a Successful Career
Welcome to the “Launch Your Changemaking Career Ebook.”
I created this book just for you if you’re someone in your 20s or 30s who DREADS going to work everyday. You know that you’re in a DEAD-END job and your education and skills are not being used to their full POTENTIAL.
And if you’re struggling to find a career that is in alignment with your VALUES, and you feel UNDERPAID and UNDER-APPRECIATED, keep reading, this ebook is for you!
In this ebook I am going to tell you about 3 mistakes that many people in their mid-20s to early-30s make that keep them from earning the money that they deserve and making the difference they want to make.
In this ebook you’ll …
- Learn how to find the BEST JOB for you, from the 1,000s available in your field or industry!
- Feel EMPOWERED to attract the dream job - that you didn’t even know existed!
- Open yourself to the endless possibilities of how you can make a GREAT LIVING, doing what you love!
- Find the secret to LOVING your job and LOOKING FORWARD to work everyday!
- Learn the key to showing up CONFIDENTLY at every job you interview for!
The first mistake many people make is believing the myth that there are not enough jobs out there and that the right kind of job is not available for them.
Second, many people make the mistake of believing that they are not ready or experienced enough for a well-paying career.
And the third mistake many people make is that when they do find a potential career opportunity, they lack the confidence to actually get the job.
Believing There Are No Good Jobs Available
So let’s talk about the first mistake: Believing the myth that there are not enough jobs out there and that the right job is not available for me.
So this means you can’t find any “good” jobs when you do look on Craigslist or Monster.com or some other online job posting site. When you do look, you don’t know where to start because you are overwhelmed by the number of industries available, and you’re not sure where your skills and experience fits. So you end up browsing job sites for hours looking and getting discouraged. There may be jobs in the newspaper – but when is the last time you picked up a paper! You’ve worked and you have experience and some education, and you don’t want another menial, dead-end job, so you feel STUCK. Even when you see something that might be interesting you know it’s not your DREAM CAREER: The career you’re INSPIRED to get up everyday and go to, so that you can make the difference that you were born to make.
If you continue to believe that there are not enough jobs available, it will cost you the opportunity to actually find the career that will help you feel FULFILLED in your life and leave you in that place of dreading work. Work becomes something you don’t want to do because you’re only seeing jobs that aren’t a good fit for you. You’ll miss opportunities, where you could have already started your DREAM CAREER and started enjoying the fulfillment, excitement, contribution and service you have to offer the world!
But if you believe that there are a tons of jobs out there that are the best next STEPPING STONE to your ideal career, you can land a salaried job (if that’s what you’re wanting) and get compensated for your work rather than your time. You’ll feel CONFIDENT at interviews because you know that you are a great fit! And if you believe that there is an abundance of jobs, you’re forced to stop stalling and move forward! You’re forced to grow in your career path and that is a good thing! You want this right?
For me, I thought I was in my ideal job, working as a pastor of a church. I loved to speak and to teach and thought that this was where I was supposed to be. I’d periodically look at other opportunities, but I had settled for less than what I was worth. So I ended up moving back into my parent’s home with my family and working at a job just to pay the bills. During that time, I sent out over 40 resumes to churches looking for pastors, and every single one came back NO. Little did I know at the time, but I was looking in the wrong industry for my skill set! I was searching the wrong lists! Some people spoke into my life during that time and challenged me to look at my SKILLS and to REEVALUATE the industry I was job hunting in. So I changed my job hunting paradigm and in less than 5 months was able to land my DREAM JOB working as an associate pastor at a church which perfectly fit my skills and abilities.
In my program, The Change Makers Career Bootcamp for Christian adults who want to make a difference, my clients get in-depth strategies for optimizing their success potential so they can find that perfect career that they’re dreaming about. I can’t go into all the details in this short ebook…but you can get started with this:
To destroy this myth and to start breaking the mindset that there are not any jobs, go to Monster.com and under the jobs pop up menu, select advanced search. Then type in your state and then hit search and look at how many search results there are! Now, not all of these are your dream job of course, but there are 1000s of jobs out there!
Believing You Are Not Ready or Experienced Enough
Let’s look at the second mistake: believing that you are not ready or experienced enough to land a well-paying career.
I hear a lot of young adults talk about their minimum wage or twelve to fifteen dollar an hour job. Hourly jobs especially ones where you are “scheduled” each week are dangerous because that means someone else is in control of how many hours you work and ultimately how much money your time is worth! This really boils down to a mindset of your PERSONAL VALUE. You settle for low paying jobs because you think: Well, I didn’t finish college, or I’m not working in my field or I’m not really that skilled in this area. Then comes the BUT “at least I have a job and some money coming in.”
If you keep working at low paying, dead end jobs without a good promotion structure, you will risk not being able to be FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT from your parents. You don’t want to be in the next Failure to Launch movie! Also, as you enter into relationships and starting a family, when will you have time to spend with them? You have to make a choice between paying the rent and the bills and spending time with your friends and family. Imagine the moments you might miss if you don’t find a QUALITY CAREER that would allow you to have your own place, to not worry about the bills, to stop living paycheck to paycheck, and to spend quality time with your friends and family!
If however, you realize that there are plenty of employers looking to hire people with your JOB EXPERIENCE, your UNIQUE SKILLS, your PERSONALITY, and even train you in areas that you are lacking! You can start earning the kind of money that you are capable of and start having plenty of money to set aside for the fun stuff: hobbies, traveling, sporting events, and even special interest projects that can make a BIGGER IMPACT on the world around you! Imagine being able to personally finance a water project in a village that would supply clean water for a people group! Or being able to financially support an amazing group that is working with orphans or victims of abuse or whatever you feel a passion for!
When I finally started looking for jobs in the right industry, I also started making more money; I nearly TRIPLED my salary that I had been making before! I loved going to work every day and each day I felt like I had the opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in someone’s life…and they paid me to do it! It was an amazing feeling! I was able to move out of my parent’s house, buy my own home, purchase a second vehicle, and enjoy a lot of the hobbies and things that I hadn’t been able to do. I also had a schedule that I got to set which allowed me to spend quality time with my friends and family.
In my program, The Changemakers Career Bootcamp for Christian adults who want to make a difference, I help you discover your changemaking career path so that you can truly work and earn up to your potential and make a difference in the world around you! I can’t give you all the great content in my program right now, but here’s a quick tip to get you started:
Make a list of all of the jobs you’ve done, paid and unpaid, including volunteer opportunities. Then take the time to list as many skills that you can think of that you learned or used in each job to see what you are truly good at. This will remind you of all your EXPERIENCE and how VALUABLE you truly are.
Lacking Confidence in Yourself to Land a Great Potential Career
Finally let’s talk about the third mistake that keeps you from earning the income you deserve and making the difference that you want to make: Lack of confidence to land a great potential career!
This mistake looks like this: people are dissatisfied with their job and so they continually are searching for a different job. When they find a better career that is approaching their dream job, they tell themselves, “I probably wouldn’t get this job” or “I’m not even going to apply because I don’t have enough experience or education.” And many times they don’t even put in a resume or application!
If this job truly is your DREAM JOB imagine what it is costing you! If you are making fifteen dollars an hour and working thirty hours each week, you are making around $1,500 after taxes each month or $18,000 each year. Your DREAM JOB is going to pay at least two to three times that starting out! And then there are the emotions of being in a job that isn’t a good fit for you…DREADING work every day, WORRYING about bills, difficult demanding schedules, and feeling that your work is insignificant and meaningless.
But, if you change your mindset and believe that you can get that dream job, you can look forward to working every day. You can ENJOY your work, feel SUCCESSFUL every day, and feel like you are MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Wouldn’t it be great to get home every night, knowing that you did something worthwhile with your time, skills, and work? YOU CAN HAVE THAT! YOU DESERVE TO FEEL THAT WAY!
One of the biggest benefits that I had by landing my dream job, was changing my old mindsets about my personal value and worth. I started believing that I deserved to earn more money and that what I had to offer through my skills and abilities was extremely valuable. And people noticed the difference in me…I was happier, I was fully myself, and I was fulfilled in my work! I no longer just went through the motions of doing what I had to earn my paycheck, but I went above and beyond to make a bigger impact on the lives of the people I was working with! It enabled me to become a better version of myself!
In my program, The Changemakers Career Bootcamp, my clients work with me in group coaching to deal with their negative mindsets and limiting beliefs. This work frees them up to spend their time and mental energy doing things they want with a career they love. This work requires 1-1 conversations, so we can’t shift your beliefs right here on the spot, but here is one more tip to get you started:
Think about your ideal job and notice any negative thought or feeling that arises within you. Write them down. It may help you start to unlock what is holding you back from having a Changemaking Career that makes a difference in the world around you!
A Great Opportunity:
The Changemakers Career Bootcamp
So, if you’d like to avoid these mistakes and learn more about The Changemakers Career Bootcamp and how it can help you advance your career, I’m opening up my calendar for a few individuals who want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW.
In this Changemakers Career Strategy Session, we’ll explore your vision for what kind of job you’d love to land. Then we’ll take a look at the obstacles that are getting in your way of finally starting the career you’ve been hoping for. And, I’ll give my professional recommendations on your best next steps.
My time is limited, so only really committed candidates will get a complimentary Changemakers Career Strategy Session. Click Here to Apply Now!