ChatGPT is taking the world by storm. Some are excited by the possibilities and others are frightened. This is not a debate about the pros and cons. This is just me having fun with the tech.
I decided to take a recent blog and have ChatGPT write it’s version on the same topic. The worst that could happen is you will get two perspectives that could both be helpful.
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The Key to a Career Transformation That Everyone Forgets
The dream of becoming a coach was planted in my heart around 2000.
At that time I did some research into what it would take to become a coach and, for a variety of reasons – kids, money, logistics, time – I set the dream aside.
But when a dream is meant for you, it is patient. It is not going to give up on you. You are necessary to the process so your dream will keep nudging you, reminding you and believing in you.
Over the years I would think on and off about becoming a coach. I would explore the idea and then, again, set the dream aside.
Then, in 2014 I received an email from the Martha Beck Institute about her career coaching program. I had considered getting certified through her program over the years. Her approach of both practical coaching skills paired with spiritual foundation resonated with me.
This time, when her email arrived, I was ready to answer the call of my career dream and begin my transformation from recruiter to career coach. I signed up. Did 9 months of coach training and went through the arduous verbal and written certification process. I passed. I was legit!
I started telling people I was a certified life and career coach. I did presentations. Had coaching events. Coached some clients. I started writing a weekly blog. Getting on social media. I volunteered to lead programs for a couple of different associations to build up my network. I got certified through iPEC™, in the Passion Test, through Cornell in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and went through the AAUW negotiation training.
I kept honing my craft and improving my skills.
And I had a lot of self-doubt. I questioned my path. Shouldn’t things be happening faster? If this dream is meant for me then why am I still having to recruit to make financial ends meet? Maybe coaching wasn’t what I was meant to do.
Then I remembered a Spiritual Truth.
The key to any career transformation is to remember that it has its own pace.
Just because I had decided I was ready and then did the work to go after the dream does not mean the dream is going to appear overnight.
It can happen quickly but often a career transformation requires patience and trust. Trusting the pace of the transformation and opening yourself up to the ease of being led instead of trying to force things makes all the difference.
You will receive invisible guidance to keep you pointed to your True North. You will not have to hustle. Everything follows the perfect timing and order. You will have money coming in through ways expected and unexpected. You will be guided to the right opportunities and people. Pursuing your career transformation in this way brings easy and joy not self-doubt, forcing and worry.
Your Career Transformation is willing to wait for you to be ready. And once you are your only job is to trust in the pace of your Career Transformation. Listen to its nudges. Receive the invisible support that comes to you and relax!
Kick off your Career Transformation using both practical and spiritual support to do it. Join our next Career Reset cohort that kicks of May 16th. Here is a link with details.
I asked ChatGPT to create a blog about the Key to a Career Transformation That Everyone Forgets. Here is the response:
When it comes to career transformation, people often focus on updating their skills, networking, and polishing their resumes. While these things are important, there is one key to career transformation that many people forget: having a growth mindset.
What is a growth mindset?
A growth mindset is a belief that your abilities and talents can be developed through hard work, dedication, and perseverance. People with a growth mindset see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, rather than as roadblocks to their success. They embrace failure as a natural part of the learning process and use it to improve their skills and knowledge.
Why is a growth mindset important for career transformation?
When you’re looking to transform your career, you’re essentially trying to learn new skills and take on new challenges. This requires a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and take risks. Having a growth mindset can help you do just that.
Here are some reasons why a growth mindset is important for career transformation:
- It helps you stay motivated
When you have a growth mindset, you believe that your abilities can improve with effort and practice. This belief can help you stay motivated even when faced with setbacks and challenges. Instead of giving up, you’ll be more likely to keep pushing forward and trying new things.
- It helps you learn from failure
Failure is a natural part of the learning process. When you have a growth mindset, you see failure as an opportunity to learn and improve. You’ll be more likely to reflect on your mistakes, identify what went wrong, and make adjustments for the next time.
- It helps you embrace change
Career transformation often involves stepping out of your comfort zone and taking on new challenges. When you have a growth mindset, you’re more likely to embrace change and see it as an opportunity for growth. You’ll be more open to trying new things and taking on new roles, even if they’re outside of your usual area of expertise.
- It helps you develop new skills
When you have a growth mindset, you believe that your abilities can improve with effort and practice. This belief can help you develop new skills and knowledge, even if they’re outside of your current comfort zone. You’ll be more willing to take on new challenges and learn from your mistakes, which can help you develop new skills and advance your career.
How can you develop a growth mindset?
Developing a growth mindset takes time and effort, but it’s worth it if you’re looking to transform your career. Here are some tips for developing a growth mindset:
- Embrace challenges
When faced with a challenge, try to see it as an opportunity for growth. Embrace the challenge and focus on what you can learn from it.
- Learn from failure
When you experience failure, take some time to reflect on what went wrong and what you can do differently next time. Use failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Celebrate progress
Instead of focusing on perfection, celebrate the progress you’ve made. Recognize that growth takes time and effort, and that small steps forward are still steps in the right direction.
- Seek out feedback
Ask for feedback from others, even if it’s hard to hear. Use feedback to identify areas for improvement and to help you grow.
- Stay curious
Be curious about new ideas and perspectives. Seek out new knowledge and experiences, even if they’re outside of your usual area of expertise.
In conclusion, having a growth mindset is the key to career transformation that many people forget. By embracing challenges, learning from failure, celebrating progress, seeking out feedback, and staying curious, you can develop a growth mindset that will help you transform your career and achieve your goals.
Pretty good advice.