I believe one way is to keep showing up and to forgive yourself each time you don't.
'Living Your Best Life' is a short read for anyone struggling to make major life or career changes. Words have power. That's why, in 2008, I was inspired by reading Al Secunda's wonderful book, 'The 15-Second Principle’, to take action and interview him.
We talked for almost two hours about why people 'get stuck' on the big goals and visions they are most drawn to, and yet are often most fearful of. This small book is an edited version of that conversation.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve been through two major career changes – one into the IT world in 1986 and another out of it in 2007 – and also coached a handful of IT people around various career obstacles. In my experience, self-coaching is a vital skill set in helping to navigate the uncertainties of an IT career path.
This book describes that skill set and how to use it, in the form of a simple self-coaching model called “just five rules.”
Effective self-coaching is not an isolated approach and the book also recognizes the contributions that mentoring and career counseling services can give to IT professionals on a career transition path.