Career Change: Set Aside a Specific Space

career changeAs part of carving out the time for making a career change, you also need to carve out a space in your home. If you don’t have a dedicated space, you won’t remain as organized as you need to be, and you won’t take the process as seriously. This is an important part of truly making a commitment to this work.

Susan decided to create a workspace in the basement. One weekend she painted her new office, bought a desk and filing cabinet and everything she needed to tell the world she was serious about this change. She came back to our next session truly excited about this space, and she felt energized whenever she went there to do our work.

The space doesn’t have to be an entire room like Susan’s was. It can be a few folders on your computer, a corner of your desk where you keep hard copy materials: notes, books, folders, etc. But it can’t be a messy kitchen drawer or a filing cabinet in the garage. It needs to be meaningful and permanent. When you sit at your desk, you know where to find your material. You can dive into the next step easily. You’ll be ready.

This is how I want you to feel. This is your special space to set aside for yourself, to take a stand for finding a job you love.

Action step: Decide where you will keep all your job search materials on your computer and on your desk. Save this space for this work and this work only. Creating a fresh, new space helps solidify your commitment. Do it today.

Hallie Crawford is a certified career coach and founder of HallieCrawford.com. Her team of coaches helps people find their dream job and make it a reality. She is regularly featured as an expert in the media including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and US News & World Report. Visit her website at www.HallieCrawford.com for more information about her teams career coaching services and to sign up for a complimentary consultation.

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