Have you invested in yourself enough?

Why do you need to invest in yourself? Why do you need a coach? Why do you need Career & Life Coach?

Most of us think that the Career Coach is the last resource while searching for a job, we should go for. It is most of the time an expensive tool to not 100% certain results at the end. IMG_0102

Well, yes and no.

As all the results really do depend on you, a person who is searching for something new… For a new job because your current boss will not prolong your contract or because the current work doesn’t fulfill your needs. For a new adventure, as most of the people want change but they are afraid to do something about it. For those who are not willing to change a job but are unhappy or missing something.

You do not need to quit a job or be fired in order to make a difference in your professional life, which will improve your personal one.

Coach, regardless if it is a career, life, personal, spiritual, partner or else related will never guaranteed you a success. However, realizing that you are not able to handle your ideas, dreams, goals, desires on your own and searching for a supportive and professional help of the coach is a first step towards the success. Towards your success.

Career Coach is not needed only when you are at the edge and you are one day before the job interview and you in panic need him/her to train you for it or to check your CV five minutes before sending another job application. How often have you succeeded preparing for something 5 minutes before?

Career Coach is needed already when you are in your steady, comfortable working zone. When you know you still have a contract and resources to invest in order to prepare yourself for a change. In order to invest in your personal and professional development. In order to benefit from it soon.

A change is not necessary when you will get redundant. A change is when you will get an opportunity at your current job to apply internally for more satisfying position or externally for better paid one. Sitting comfortable for 10 – 15 years in one company will not guarantee you will have this job till your retirement. Maybe after having a baby, or meeting a sexy woman/handsome man you will feel a desire to change your life, country, career and for that as for everything in your life you shall be prepared.

Career Coach will help you while collecting your professional awards, information, in your portfolio. Preparing for job interview. Working on yourself in order to find out who  you are and what exactly you do want from life.

All those activities should never stop and should not only be reminded when you are in a depressive, dark mood, afraid of not having enough sources to support your family.

Invest in yourself now, develop new skills, learn about yourself with Career & Life Coach to benefit in the future.

Dream Job Diva

 

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Dream Job of Henry Arvidsson

I have met Henry in 2011, when he was helping our mutual colleague shotting photos for him. I was among others the subject of Henry’s camera. Since than we have met at several occasions as The Hague is full of events for international, active people.

Name:                          Henry Arvidsson

Country / city:              The Netherlands / The Hague    

What is your dream?

I don’t really dream but rather try to set realistic goals. Some 30 years ago I saw an old man waiting for the bus in Malmö in my native Sweden. I surmised that he had been working hard in the heavy ships industry in town until retired and that the heavy work had bent his back which now forced him to walk with a cane. Just as the bus arrived and stopped a group of three young men arrived at the bus stop. They walked to the door ahead of the old man who had been waiting in the cold. He was not amused and said something out of the corner of his mouth. Two things I learned from this. One, the world is full of people who are inconsiderate and lack respect. Two, I will never be bitter or regrets in my life. To date this promise stands, but it has not always been easy.

What is my dream job?

What I am doing right now. I am a photographer/video maker who has had the fortune of travelling the world.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job?

From the day that I completed my formal education in Photography in 1990 (in New York City) it has taken me over two decades to reach my goal. I was willing to take chances and not pass up any opportunity which came my way. It was not always related to photography/video but it gave me an opportunity to pursue my passion as a hobby and taught me something.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Focus, persistence and determination. If you give any of those up you will also give up any chance to reach your goal or dream job. To constantly educate yourself is also necessary especially in a persuit that involves technology.

Who are you?

I am a Swedish born photographer/video maker, educated in civil engineering and photography. I have cleared mines in Southern Lebanon with the UN Peacekeeping Forces, worked as a Weapons of Mass Destruction Inspector in Iraq for five years and verified the destruction of Chemical Weapons worldwide with OPCW for a dozen years. These were my side tracks to get where I am today. During those two decades I built my portfolio and kept shooting. See my work at www.henryarvidsson.com

Coordinated by Dream Job Diva