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“How can I possibly start over?” you ask as we stare at the waves tumbling towards us on the beach. “I’m older now. Who would hire me?”...

“How can I possibly start over?” you ask as we stare at the waves tumbling towards us on the beach. “I’m older now. Who would hire me?”
“It’s better this way,” I whisper. “You know it wasn’t good the way it was.”

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    • Begin Again “How can I possibly start over?” you ask as we stare at the waves tumbling towards us on the beach. “I’m older now. Who would hire me?” “It’s better this way,” I whisper. “You know it wasn’t good the way it was.” “Yes, I know that.” “Do you remember being happy?” I ask. “Yes, it was in the early days of my career. I felt filled with possibility. But my job became mostlydrudgery and politics. None of that had anything to do with why I started.”“Who were you back then?” I ask. “What did you want your career to look like?”“I wanted to BE somebody – somebody smart and innovative who inspired people.Somebody who made a difference.”“It didn’t turn out that way, did it? Why did you stay?”Money and benefits. I was raising a family and afraid to give up job security. Now I’mtired from all the drama. I don’t have the energy to start over. Yet I still have to make aliving. I’m applying for jobs that I care nothing about and NOT getting interviews.”“You signed up for this challenge. Don’t bail out now. You chose to be here in themidst of this economic crisis in order to be forced to remember your realmission; to raise the consciousness of the planet with your gifts and talents –through your work,” I remind you as we walk through the warm sand.”It seems that everything is about money now,” you say with frustration in your voice.“Everyone is making choices because of money – not because of who they are inside ortheir mission.”“We’re looking at this economic downturn exactly backwards,” I explain. “Rightnow we’re being called to do our great work – everyone of us. We need to focuson the new and enlightened ideas that inspire us. When we grab hold of thoseideas and launch a business or create a technology or think in a new way to solvean old problem – money flows effortlessly.” CareerIntuitive.org
    • “So you’re saying I’m stuck in the past.”“Your pattern of looking at career as simply a paycheck and benefits is an oldparadigm that’s crumbling right now. It’s up for reinvention, thank goodness,” Ilaugh. “When we think in those old patterns about work and money, we buy intothe scarcity mindset that’s paralyzing so many people. There’s still plenty ofabundance on this planet. It’s required now that we work in more conscious,inspired ways to attract it. Does that make sense?”“How would I do that?” you ask with softness coming back into your voice as you sit onthe sand beside me.“You take all the knowledge and experience you gained in your old career andwrap it all together in a different way – a way that’s in alignment with who you are-with your path and why you came here.”“How?” you ask after a long pause – running your fingers through the white sand.“Remember when we talked about your path being one of enlightened leadership– bringing new ideas to the world to solve our everyday problems?”That’s a far cry from what I’ve been doing for a paycheck.”“That’s why it didn’t work out for you. You weren’t living up to your true potential– what you signed up to do.”“But how does someone make a living and support a family doing THAT?”“Our true work, the work we came here to do, always DOES support usfinancially. It’s the only real path to abundance and success. That’s the law ofdivine order.”“If this is all governed by divine order, why is there such suffering and chaos?”“It’s what we come to experience, to push through – like wading in mud. Itprovides the resistance required to help us find our strength and purpose, toremember who we are. In other words, it’s a great work-out for the soul.”“You know, for years I’ve dreamt of using my engineering background to develop a newtechnology that would ….”“Well that’s your intuition, your higher self, telling you that’s what you came hereto do. You always knew that your perspective was different from others. That’s onpurpose.”“The funny thing is that in college I was part of a team who developed technology thatenabled physically challenged people to work on computers. I used my engineeringtalent to create something inspired and meaningful. It’s like I knew back then. And then Ifell off-path.”“You chose survival instead of pursuing your dream. It’s the same choice nearlyeveryone makes. But there’s a shift now – an opening. What if you rememberedyour original intention? What if you could become the person you dreamt ofbeing long ago?” CareerIntuitive.org
    • “How would I go about getting my idea going and making money from it?” you ask aswe stand up and start walking towards home.“Now you’re talking,” I laugh – brushing the sand from my clothes. “When we getback, we’ll make a list of action steps…”If your career has recently ended, now is the time to think out of the box about whatyou’ve come here to do. In order to tap into the great abundance that still abounds onthis planet, you must think new thoughts about your work.Here are six ways to help you do that: 1. What secret dreams have you stuffed away that you know are in alignment with who you are and what you’ve come here to do? Make a list of them. 2. What needs do you see in the world that inspire you to take action, think out of the box, get creative, and use your gifts to make a difference? 3. How can your answers to these questions be translated into a career plan? Write three ideas that pop into your head. 4. What are three small, practical, baby steps you can take this week to move in this direction? 5. Stop asking: “Who do I think I am to try to succeed at this new career?” 6. Start asking: “Who do I think I am to ignore the great work I already signed up for? Who do I think I am to ignore the gifts and talents I brought with me? Who do I think I am to ignore the purpose of my life story?”About the Author: Sue Frederick is a Career Intuitive Coach and author who brings a breath of fresh air and enlightenment to her teachings. Sue’s unique practice combines powerful intuition and practical career know-how. She has been featured in leading journals including The New York Times and Real Simple. She has helped 100’s across the nation get clear on their career and life path. Visit CareerIntuitive.org for your free gift from Sue. CareerIntuitive.org