Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tip#122: The Bright Side of Career Transitions - Top 10 Movie Tips
Unexpected career transitions can be a shock. They can be a blow to your self-esteem and self-worth. Thankfully there are benefits for being disconnected from your career path. All you have to do is focus on the bright side of your situation, the silver lining.
My first presentation of 2008 was at Feldman Daxon Partners, a career transitions firm here in Toronto. The room was filled with their clients who were in some form of career transition. They included executives or management level individuals who had suddenly lost their jobs or are looking for a position that is more fulfilling.
I shared with the group that they were all in a great place to be. By being disconnected they were now in the realm of all possibilities.
The silver lining includes the gift of time:
1) Time to pause (rest & clear your mind)
2) Time to rediscover one's passions & dream job
3) Time to acknowledge achievements (resume)
4) Time to reassess goals
5) Time to explore hidden or new options
6) Time to learn new skill sets
7) Time to build an optimistic mindset
There are also many movies featuring cinematic role models that persevere through unexpected career changes. Here are some examples to motivate you. Click on each tip number to read more on each movie.
Top 10 Movies To Inspire You:
The Artist (2011) #581
As Good As It Gets (1997) #41, #45
Baby Boom (1987) #45, #61
Cinderella Man (2005) #3, #41, #47, #54
Erin Brockovich (2000) #25, #47
The Incredibles (2004) #117
Jerry Maguire (1996) #96, #97
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) #22, #23, #40, #47, #84
School of Rock (2003) #59, #67
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) #21, #52, #63, #93
So remember that every cloud has a silver lining. Remember to look at the bright side of your career transition. This is a gift of time for you to reassess where you are and where you truly want to go. In this way you will rebuild your self-esteem and self-worth. The value of your strengths and skills will then radiate out into the world!
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"THE BRIGHT SIDE OF CAREER TRANSITIONS"
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2008