Step Three: Making a Career Choice from What You Learned in Your Informational Interviews

Once you have done a number of these informational interviews, you will have gathered invaluable information about what your potential careers are really like on a day-to-day basis.  By going through this process, you may have saved yourself years of study and effort in a field that ultimately would not have satisfied you.  Plus, these initial connections will become invaluable contacts for you in the future once you’ve chosen a career path.

It’s exciting, isn’t it?  You’re getting much closer to being able to make an inspired and informed decision about your future career.

Look at What You’ve Learned and See How You Feel About It

The next step in the process is to review all the information that you have gathered and see what it means to you.  Were there specific careers that really stood out for you and inspired you?  Move those to the top the list.  Was there a career that didn’t appeal to you at all once you were able to talk to someone who was doing it?  You might want to talk to someone else who’s in that field for a second perspective.  If, after this, that career still doesn’t appeal to you, then cross it off the list.  Was there one particular career that really stood out as something that you might want to pursue?  Put a star next to that one.

Listen to your heart as you go through this process.  Considering all the information you gathered, look for careers that really inspire and excite you when you think about doing them.  Again, don’t let your fears hold you back from hearing the guidance of your heart.  If you’re having trouble with this, use EFT to let go of the limiting beliefs and feelings that might be blocking you from making a decision.  Once you let go of the negative thoughts that come up, it will be much easier to trust that your heart is really guiding you to what will be most satisfying and fulfilling for you to do as a career.

What to Do If You’re Still Not Sure

If you’re still not sure which career would suit you best, there are a couple of possible things that you can do.  First, I would recommend you do some tapping about it.  Use EFT to let go of the feeling that you’re not sure what career path you should choose.  Tap on whatever underlying issues and limiting beliefs arise as you do.  Tap on any other issues that may be blocking you from making a choice.  These might include issues such as: I’m not good enough to succeed at that, I’m scared to make a choice because it’s such an important decision, I don’t trust myself to make the right decision, etc. Often tapping on issues like these will really help give you clarity and I recommend you give it a try.

Listen to Your Inner Guidance

If you still feel unsure after all this, you may want to do some additional informational interviews.  Also, ask for your inner guidance to help you to choose a career that will really fulfill you.  Then pay attention to what comes up for you.  Journal about it and take some time to ask yourself what you really want.  Perhaps an answer will emerge that you hadn’t even considered.

This is an important decision so it’s worth it to take the time to get clear about what feels right to you in your heart.  By taking the steps I’ve recommended in the past few posts, you’ll be well on your way to discovering a career that will truly inspire and fulfill you.

Blessings,

Laura

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My self-help program has many resources to help you discover what you want and let go of the inner barriers to getting there.  Learn more about it here: YourInspiringLife.com

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