When it comes to finding a career you'll love, it feels like you've tried everything. 

 

Now you're thinking, "Uh-oh. Maybe the job I have is as good as it gets."

 

Here's what you've tried: 

 

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Trying to improve your situation at your current job by taking on more/less/different responsibilities. 

Why it fails 
This temporary fix never works for long because your job is still your job. 

 

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Taking a new job. 

Why it fails 
You still haven't figured out what would make you happy, so after the newness of the new job wears off you’re right back where you started.

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Making lists of your interests, “if the money didn’t matter” scenarios, and job titles that sound mildly interesting with the hopes of finding a clear winner in the bunch. 

Why it fails 
You don’t have the education to do some of these things, the money does matter, and you don’t even know if you’d like them for the long haul, anyway.

 

Monetizing one or some of your passions. 

Why it fails
You don’t know how to combine your passions into one career or business, you don’t know how it would make money, and you’re too worn out from your job to get a side hustle going.

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Using personal development tools like therapy, personality tests, mantras, meditation, and self-help books to fix your career. 

Why it fails
You don't know how to apply all that self-knowledge to your career.

Unsure what else to do, you take your parents’ advice to do something “practical” to please them/get them off your back. 

Why it fails
Your parents chill about your future, but you’re the one showing up to a job you hate every day.

 

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Working with a traditional career advisor. 

Why it fails
Often treats you as a test result and is at a loss when you don’t like the recommended careers based on your assessment test. Views your work as completely separate from your life and lifestyle wants.

Trying to figure out what your career should be based on advice and observations from other people like, “You’re such a people person!” or “You’re so good with children.” 

Why it fails
All this input muddies the water and you don’t even know what you want anymore. Also, some of their ideas sound awful.

 

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Using creative projects like blogging, photography, or art journaling to keep yourself distracted and/or stumble upon your “thing.” 

Why it fails
Distraction only works for so long, and just because you enjoy something in your free time doesn’t mean it would make a sustainable career for you.

 

Using self-care to manage the stress from your job. 

Why it fails
Doesn’t directly address the cause of the stress: your job.  

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Spending more time with friends and family to compensate for how much your job sucks. 

Why it fails
You still have to go to work on Monday.

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Going down the rabbit hole of online job postings with the secret hope that if you see just the right opportunity everything will fall into place. 

Why it fails
You don't really know what you're looking for or what you have to offer and end up even more discouraged. 

 

All that and you're still stuck.


It's not because you're a hopeless case. It's because those things don't work. 

There is a meaningful career for you. You just have to know how to look for it. 

Your Career Homecoming will teach you how.

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