There are so many career options available to us, that sometimes choosing what’s best for us can be overwhelming. How can you choose a line of work that will keep you fulfilled and take advantage of your talents? Should you check in with yourself to make sure you continue to feel fulfilled by those choices? On this episode, Career Clarity Catalyst Tracy Timm shares her advice for choosing what’s right for you, specifically.
Be very clear about what your core values are, what the priorities of those values are, and make strong commitments to them. -Tracy Timm
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
You don’t have to go all-in immediately (11:12- 11:52)
Don’t feel like you have to invest everything in the beginning. Take small steps that allow you to build the company without going broke in the process. It doesn’t all need to be completely black-and-white at the start of the venture.
Know your core values (15:48- 18:40)
Before you can be sure of what you want to do with your business, or in your career, decide what your core values are and commit to honoring them. Think about how you’ll prioritize each of these. Do the work to make sure you’re able to take the opportunities that present themselves to you.
Check in on yourself (20:00- 21:40)
Once a year, schedule time to check in with your core values. Make sure they’re still working for you and adapt where necessary. Your values will change depending on what’s happening in your life, so it’s important to have a list that stays relevant to you.
From the time we enter the education system, we’re taught to base our decisions on impersonal factors. This stops us from doing what’s best for us, as individuals. Wouldn’t it be great to make the right career choices earlier on, with fewer bruises along the way? Set up your core values and work towards fulfilling them one step at a time.
Tracy Timm is the founder of Nth Degree Academy and Tracy Tim, LLC. After graduating from Yale unsure of what she wanted to do, Tracy found herself in a Wall Street job, miserable. She then quit to study on-board a cruise ship, with the intention of discovering her passion. After one more unhappy position, Tracy decided to start her own business, helping others find career clarity. Tracy is passionate about helping women find their paths earlier in life, so they don’t need to prolong their fulfillment.
To find out more about Tracy, head to: www.tracytimm.com/clarity
And to hear more about what we discussed on this episode, visit: www.tracytimm.com/bossmom
You can also find out more about Tracy’s academy at: https://nthdegree.tracytimm.com/