It’s common to want to make sense of your career before you talk to people about making a career transition. When you have spent it years moving, taking new jobs, building new skills and growing your expertise, it can feel like it’s random.

There is value in taking time to make sense of what you’ve done before you talk to people about it. You’ll know what you want to achieve through your career, and they’ll understand you better.

One of my favorite ways to make sense of my career is to schedule a one-hour block in my day every four months for self-reflection.

I set up space with a candle, meditation cushions, blankets, a pencil, and a notebook. I shut the door and do the work.

I like to begin with a simple meditation that tunes me into listening. I listen to the sounds of the room. And then the sounds of self-talk. Once I feel like I am ready to listen to my intuition, I ask myself a series of questions.

I recorded this practice live in December 2019, and make a recording. You can do it for yourself.

There are two ways you can do it.

  1. Do it alongside the recording. I recorded a live session of the meditation and career reflection workshop.
  2. Do the questions on your own.

Get the recording and worksheet.

If you enjoyed this class on making sense of your career, the next step is to start gathering stories. I have another free class that leads you through the process in the 7-day Career Stories Challenge.

Happy career clarity!