Feel Good Friday: Job! (sort of)
It’s that time again!
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Basically, FGF is all about being alert throughout the week for things that make you smile! And then sharing them with everyone else to make them smile, too! And getting together for a little link love!
Sound good? Then please join us! Start looking for all of the good things you can write about for next week! Once you start looking for the “good” you will find it everywhere!
I’m still posting infrequently (read: only on Fridays) because of the whole job hunt. Except that this week I had a revelation. A friend from Argentina sent me an email to say that it had randomly occurred to her that I would be great at some kind of consulting to help people. She said that she sees me as someone who has had a lot of experience, in different countries, with lots of knowledge, and though I can’t specialize in every field, I can help people (as I’ve helped her in the past) to achieve a professional goal. She sees me as a kind of mentor, someone who uses creativity and experience to see possibilities that others sometimes can’t see for themselves.
How about that? The funny thing is that I’m always helping others figure out what they want to do, or how to reach their goals, or how to do things they want to do. And then a friend came along and did the same for me, out of the blue!
It was truly a huge gift, and I’m so grateful. I started thinking about what she wrote, and the next morning I discussed it with A. And then I was convinced. So I started looking online, and this kind of thing has a name: life coaching, personal coaching, career coaching. Basically: coaching, in the non-athletic sense of the word.
And so I’m setting up my website now, something simple to start with, with four basic pages…and a new blog.
I was just telling A this morning during breakfast that this is the perfect job for me! I get to write, and I get to help people. The two things I love the most!
It just feels right. The whole job hunt didn’t: writing up my CV, applying for jobs, practicing interviews. It was a useful process, because it got me thinking about my experience and how to express it in words. And I actually got quite good at filtering through job descriptions, finding the ones I liked and customizing my CV and cover letter for each one.
The thing is, I like doing my own thing.
My goal is to finish getting the blog set up this weekend, so I can start looking for part-time, temporary work to get a bit of income rolling in as I set up my coaching program.
And…I’ve signed up for three free two-day coaching courses, as well as another two (almost free) Meetups for coaches!
So, since our oven still hasn’t been fixed, and I don’t have much along the lines of recipes to post here, I’ll probably be posting a bit more on the new (third) blog from now on. As soon as I get the first few posts up, I’ll link to it from here so you can check it out! All comments and suggestions for improvement are more than welcome!
And…one of my best friends from CA is coming to London tomorrow on a very long layover, so I get to hang out! Another friend will be here all week, too! Then I have my first course on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the second one the following weekend! Fun! Fun!
Have a great weekend, and a fantastic week next week!!