Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession.
In Working Identity, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from “career experts.” While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of “possible selves” we might become.
Inspired by this book I have developed a Learning Strategy framework to help people discover and achieve their life purpose. It has helped many I hope that it will help you too.
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