I am a Career Coach.
It essentially means that my most coaching conversations revolve around career
choices, further advancement and then navigating complex corporate maze or
stressful journey of own business. In the past few weeks, I happened to heard quite
a few of "I don't know where to start" and "I am doing this but
haven't really found my calling yet". Now if you are blessed with tonnes
of cash, you can get a team of best business advisers and strategy consultants
to get you started and further accelerate. And if you are not and want to start
solo in low budget, then first step could be to make a good list of your
strengths and resources. Include little passion to it and it should start
giving you some idea. Why write? Write to design your thinking. Make a list /
post-it-notes / collage, something to put it all there and then one fine
moment, you will see a picture or a fine bright idea shining through it. I am a
great fan of design thinking. It always works for me when I am stuck while
working on some ideas or making important decisions.
Another way - Think of
something you are right now struggling to find. Most startups start from this
point. One woman I know, couldn't find good enough supplies and people to pull
off a special birthday party. Today she is a very successful party planner.
There are lot of real-life examples where people started doing something when
they realized that particular demand is not fully met by the market then or the
choices were limited. You got the point. Also, be open minded to pick up
some skills along the way. Internet is flooded with free online courses / study
materials to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
It’s not easy but it’s simple. Most importantly, it’s doable.
You can also use
design thinking approach to come up with What,
Why, How, When of your
purpose. I say When is NOW. How you
will figure out along the way. Everybody does when their put their heart to it.
Today focus on Why. Or better, ask
yourself, Why not?
Here are some of the
business ideas which I have observed people around me using it to a reasonable
success. Please see if it helps you in any way. Content creation is the new
buzz word. If you have a flair with words, you are in the right era. Few more
are resume service, party planner, corporate events planner, wedding planner,
makeup artist, home baker, personal chef, organic food manufacturer, art and
craft instructor, gardening consultant, soap making, image consultant and many
more. My best friend is personal fitness consultant. She is super busy making
people fit and working with them on their self-image and confidence. She is
super rich too if that is of any motivation factor.
Wishing you the best
of discoveries and ideas. Do write back to me for any help in brainstorming
your career road map.