Remember Ferris from the iconic 1980s movie? Teens watch it still. Why did it capture our imagination and why does it endure? Perhaps it was the naughty but likeable character. Or maybe because it’s relatable in some way. Or even aspirational. Probably all and more.
Why not be Ferris for a day? Instead of nicking a car and risking jail and expulsion, however, you could be a little more productive. Days off work are spare and precious. Does it seem reckless to take one and devote it to just you? We won’t think so. In fact, a day off devoted to you and your career is smart – especially if you’ve ever wondered whether you could be doing something better, or different, or if you’re really making the best of yourself.
Eight hours at the kitchen table (or a beach or park) stopping and thinking about what really matters to you gives you an opportunity to consider what’s possible alongside what’s necessary. Ask yourself, what would you do if you had to and what would you do if you could? There are lots of tools and resources out there to guide you through some of the key steps. Just google career planning books or search Booktopia, Amazon, or your local library.
If you’re after more than a book though, we’d love to help. CareerGrow.Coach is an online self-paced program that mirrors the process a career coach would step you through. It’s cost effective and based on research and 3,000 hours of face to face coaching. And it can be done in 4-6 hours. The best bit? It sets you up to confidently take your next step and strategically manage your career from here. Find out more in our 2.5 minute video.