One could arguably say that we live over 50% of our lives in our careers.
That’s the majority of our waking lives.
If you’re not fully seeing my point, consider that we are normally awake for approximately 16 hours every day if you’re getting the recommended full 8 hours of sleep each night.
If you work a normal 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM kind of job, then 9 of those hours are spent at work each day. That leaves you with only 7 hours of free time, 1 of which is likely spent commuting and another 1 hour is spent getting ready for work in the morning.
That means, only 5 hours of your day are spent on free time.
When all the math is said and done, that’s 56.25% of your waking life is spent at work.
If we’re honest, a lot of us also put in more hours than that depending on what your job is.
That might mean you’re spending closer to 60% or 70% of your time at work.
So why all the math? To illustrate that your decisions about your career are important.
Career is oftentimes a part of our self-expression. This is where we take our unique traits that we have to offer and utilize them in a greater system to help provide a service or product to society.
We all want to end up in a job that suits our personality, abilities, and interests.
However, it can be incredibly difficult to figure out what jobs might even line up with who you are!
Whether you are a parent looking for some guidance for your adolescent or college student, a young person seeking career advice, or looking at starting a second career in a new field, get help from someone trained in career counseling!
What I Do and How I Help
I utilize a combination of assessments, debriefing, and general counseling to help people narrow down their career ideas to the ones best suited for their personalities and needs.
I also provide the support necessary to take steps towards these new career goals once my clients have decided on a specific avenue to pursue.
Career is tricky enough on its own without help. Most of us are expected to know what we want to do by the time we’re 18. Good luck with that considering our brains don’t even reach full development until approximately age 25 when most of us have already made our decisions.
If any of this resonates with you, give me a call and let’s talk.
Give me a call to set up a free consultation to learn more about how I can help you take the steps that you need to have a career that you will love, not just endure.