Purposeful Living: Summer Refresh: Tips to obtain your rest life and your best life!

May 21, 2023

Soon, the kiddos will break from school and rhythms will change for millions of Americans. The days will get longer, and vacations more prevalent, but will it lead you to more rest and purpose?

Now is the time to consider how you can make your summer one of purpose, rest and impact!

When most think about their purpose, they go straight to what they are doing at work; however, the first step in the pursuit of your purpose is your relational priorities. I know this might seem counter-intuitive, but to excel in your purpose at work, you must first increase intentionality around your whole life.

Those who have the most career satisfaction live in their purpose. Purpose is the intentional integration of your best life with your work life. So, as a starting point, map out your relational priorities of this great summer season and build your career ambitions on that foundation.

Once you have mapped out your relational priorities, consider what rest looks like for you this summer. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup.

At The Purpose Promise, we have built out a reflection tool that can help you map out a rest plan. Please contact us, and we will send you that rest plan for you to map out rest for this summer.

After you focus on your rest and your relationships, maybe you will be considering your career path this summer? As a leader, you're probably no stranger to taking risks and making bold moves, but the thought of starting over can be daunting. That's why a bit of reflection can help you clarify what you want and build a plan to make it happen.

Here are a few suggestions to consider your career path after you have mapped out your relational priorities:

  1. Take inventory of your skills and interests: Start by identifying your core strengths and what you like to do. Assess your current skills and knowledge to see what will translate to a new industry. Plus, consider what new skills you will need to learn to thrive in a new career path. You may find yourself surprised by how much you have to offer and how well your talents can transfer to a different industry.

    Over the past few years, we have supported hundreds of career seekers to transfer their skills into a new industry. If this is exciting for you, but you need some support to consider how to best do so, schedule a quick call and we can support you.

  2. Research your dream job: You don't need to have a specific job title in mind, but you should have an idea of what type of work you'd like to do. Spend some time researching various industries and roles that align with your interests and skills. This will help you get a better sense of what's out there and what you might be qualified for.

  3. Talk to those in the know: Speak with industry professionals or people who work in roles you're interested in. Ask for their advice, tips, and insight on how to make the transition. They may also have ideas on additional resources, contacts, or organizations that can help you make the jump.

  4. Consider your financial situation: Changing careers often means taking a pay cut initially, so it's essential to be realistic about your financial situation. Look at your current budget and determine what you can afford. It may take time to build up to your desired level of income, but it's worth knowing what you're getting into before you make the leap.

  5. Build a roadmap: With all the information you've gathered, work on a plan to move forward. The Purpose Promise has the template to build a map of obtaining a career that can integrate into your best life.

    Summer is a wonderful time to reflect and explore your best life, your rest life and maybe even your next career move. We are thrilled for you as you engage in a more purposeful life plan this summer!

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