Careers are one of the ways that we find meaning and purpose in our lives. Not the only way, of course. But what if you wake up one day and realize that your true purpose might be better fulfilled by doing something other than what you originally trained for. Now what?!
Design thinking offers tools and processes that can help us both imagine and then execute big shifts in our lives.
Lisa Waltuch and her business partner, Jen Sullivan, are co-founders of Encore Retreats, where they host transformational getaways and events. Lisa also has her own practice as a Life Coach through Thrive Coaching, where she uses design thinking to help her clients imagine and then inhabit really big changes. I thought she’d be the perfect person to talk about this with.
Your true purpose might be better fulfilled by doing something other than what you originally trained for. Instead of asking “What did I train to do?” ask “What impact do I want to have?”
You are never too old (or too successful) to choose a new path. You can make bold changes at any life stage.
Don’t let yourself be shackled by what has come before. Ask yourself, “How do I want my life to unfold or evolve from here?
Some of your values may have shifted throughout your life. Mind-mapping can help you explore your current values, which can help you design a life of great happiness and satisfaction.
8 Things You Need to Create Lasting Change (listening guide)