Career Transition Wisdom #5

More and more clients — especially in their 40s, 50s and 60s, are telling me that they want to be “making a difference” in the next professional role they take on. I’m excited by this trend. Heaven knows, this world could use our gifts, and we each have them!

I’m recalling a quote from a favorite career-transition mentor of mine, Tama Kieves. In her book, This Time I Dance! (Creating Work You Love) she states: Throughout the world’s history, it has taken desire, not safe, predictable, acceptable, and impenetrable thinking, to spark cures, breakthroughs, shifts in consciousness, revolutions, and renaissances. Discoveries dawned on the minds of the ardent and engaged, the jubilant and enraged, not merely the employed. The worship of convention has never yet led to astonishment and a joyous leap in human potential.

We live in a world of infinite possibility waiting to unfold. We all have so much to give, so much secret richness encoded in the passion of our dreams.

She encourages: Choose to use your gifts and live the adventure of this lifetime.

If you’re looking for a personal story of following one’s dreams — and a very fun and inspiring one to read — I highly recommend her book!