09 Nov When It’s Obvious that You Are in the Right Vocation
by Lewis Pulley
My wife and I are expecting our first child, so we’ve been attending child birthing classes at the hospital. Tonight was our last night of classes to prepare us for the joys and challenges of what lies ahead. We have been fortunate enough to have a great instructor for our classes. Kim has been a delivery nurse for about 33 years, and she’s taught the birthing classes for several years.
From the beginning it was obvious that Kim loves her job. Her frequent smiles, ease of relaying important information, and professional “bubbliness” made it apparent that she’s doing what she’s great at—and, just as importantly, what she loves.
As we left the hospital in our final preparations before the eventual big day, I thought, “that’s what Brent and I want to see in our clients. People doing what they love and are equipped to succeed in.”
Since Kim has been in the same field for 33 years, she was fortunate enough to immediately gravitate towards her passions and strengths. Most of us don’t get it right the first time! In fact, most people in contemporary times are on their third career by age 28. Age 28!
The point seems to be that sometimes there’s a lot of trial and error to get us to our vocational destination. Sometimes life has its own way of getting us to where we need to be. Other times, we feel stuck on a sandbar hoping for a strong tide to unseat us or adrift in the ocean waiting for the right wind to blow us to meaningful destination. That dissatisfaction or downright loathing can have powerful effects on our lives and personal well being.
Are you waiting for a strong tide or the right wind in your sails? Consider a free 30 minute consultation with Brent and myself to see if vocational coaching could be right for you. In less than the time it takes you to drink two cups of your favorite fall beverage, we can talk about assisting you in finding a job centered on your strengths and passions.
Interested in finding a career path that you’re passionate about? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 785-979-0381.