What Is Success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For you, what is meaningful, motivating, satisfying, energizing, rewarding in your career and life?
Start your career planning with career values clarification and consciously pursue a career field and next job compatible with your values.
Gordon’s counseling takes clients through a thoughtful and reflective process of career values clarification.
Stimulate thinking about:
PAST – when have these most important values been satisfied?
FUTURE – when will (lifestyle, career field, and next job) these values be satisfied?
What motivates, energizes, satisfies, and rewards you, both in life and work?
Indicate how important: 1 = little importance; 2 = some importance; 3 = very important. Be selective on the use of 3.
- Fast Pace
- Job Satisfaction
- Make Decisions
- Moral Fulfillment
- Own Pace
- Personal Growth
- Personal Wellness
- Physical Challenge
- Public Contact
- Service/Help Society
- Time Freedom
- Work Alone
- Work With Others/Team
Feel free to add personal high priority values. Of these values, which are core for you? List your 10 core values. Manage your life and career to be consistent with your values.
If you need help clarifying this information, please call me I have been doing this for 30 years and I can steer you in the right direction to jump start this “new job/career” search. Things are not what they used to be and from college graduates to last career the rules are NOT the same as they were and it’s never good to settle for a “job” instead of a career that brings you joy. 303.931.5179