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Release Your Potential

Most people spend more time planning their vacations than their career and life.  

What about you?  If you are like many people, you may feel less than excited about your current work.  A Gallup poll found that more than 55% of people in the workforce were not engaged in their work, meaning that they had no energy and/or motivation for what they were doing on the job.

You are a masterpiece made by God with great potential.  No matter what stage you are in life - a student planning a first career; in your thirties and dissatisfied with your work and looking for a change; or in midlife and wanting to move beyond success to significance in your work - it is never too early or too late to take a "time out" in life and find work that feels like a calling, not just a job.

Pastor Wayne Cordeiro says, "So long as breath remains in our lungs, untapped potential lies inside us, waiting to be released. The reason we are still alive is that we are carrying something inside us that this generation needs. That's why we're not yet in heaven."  Life is short-we are not even guaranteed the rest of today-but as long as you are alive, your mission in life is not completed.

Here are some questions that can help you release your potential at work:

-What dreams has God given you for meeting needs in this world?

-What type of work would allow you to best use your motivated skills, personality and interests?

-What do you want your career and life to look like a year from now?  Five years from now?

-What action steps are you taking to be prepared for future work opportunities?

Taking a fresh look at these questions can help you to release your potential and fulfill your mission in life.

Important:  If you are having a hard time answering these questions, consider exploring how working with a career counselor who is skilled in career testing and planning can help you find satisfying answers to finding what God has created you to do.   Schedule a consultation to discuss how career coaching services could benefit you!


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