Many women in a place of career transitions feel trapped in indecision. Indecision causes them to feel trapped and stuck, not being able to move forward or in any direction. Unfortunately, this is where many throw up their hands and say, “I give up! I don’t know what to do. Nothing is working!”
In this post, I’ll explain why it’s important to get out of the trap of indecision during a career transition, how to get unstuck, and finally, move forward.
Women in a Place of Career Transition in Business
Do you feel that pull on your heart from God to do something more than you are currently doing? Is there an almost nagging feeling inside that you could make a more significant impact doing something different? Have you known that you have wanted to have your own business for a long time?
What causes these questions to come up in our minds? Many times, God uses our circumstances as a catalyst for change.
Have any of these things happened recently (externally or internally) that have made you think, “What is God asking me to do next?”
- You feel the need to get out of corporate (your career/job)
- You lost your job or position
- You had to close your existing business
- You got sick and couldn’t work full-time anymore
- You want a business for yourself after working for/with someone else
- You decided to stay home with your kids
As you can see, it can be challenging to make decisions when you are in this type of transition. Every choice seems to be a good one, and you are unsure which direction to go. The possibilities seem endless.
It also doesn’t help that you have a lifetime of experiences and learning. When you know too much, it is sometimes ‘too much.’ It can make you feel trapped in indecision and afraid that making the wrong choice will leave you feeling the same as you are feeling right now.
In the Traps of Indecision
We’ve all been in the trap of indecision during a career transition at different times of our lives. I’ve been there too. I’ve worked with many women who’ve found themselves in these some of these common traps of indecision during a career transition.
The one thing all the women I have worked with have in common is FEAR. Fear that they will not only make the wrong decision but fear they will not be in God’s Will. All of our fears are rooted in how life will be different.
- Fear of failure means you are worried about making mistakes and being judged for your actions and decisions.
- Fear of Rejection is really fear of people and making sure you please them, so you don’t do anything that could mess that up.
- Fear of Success points to the changes (for the better) that will happen but ultimately terrifies you because it takes you outside your comfort zone.
Lack of Clarity
Fear, along with a lack of clarity, keeps you trapped. When you are alone trying to do anything, you can get lost in your ideas. There is no strategy to know HOW to figure out what God is calling you to do. Without support (and a plan), you can find yourself in a cycle of trying different things and never getting any of them to work.
Without a strategy, many women decide to go into a multi-level marketing company. They want a plan to follow, see others being successful, and have a culture of mutual support and fun. But it is a compromise. They quickly realize they are still trapped. They are trapped in a place where they recognize only the leader is making any real profit.
Too Many Interests
Another trap is trying to figure out what you want to do for a business. God has gifted you with many talents, abilities, and strengths. Simultaneously, all your interests (that could be turned into a business) are whirling in your mind. Trying to make sense of how ALL those pieces fit together can keep you feeling defeated because you just can’t figure out what it all means and what God wants you to do with all those pieces.
All The Good Things
I know you want to do “all the good things” as a Christian woman. However, I see women doing too much, which keeps them stuck in the trap of distraction. Do you see yourself in this trap?
- I should do this …
- Volunteer? Me? Okay…
- Nobody else can do it so I have to say YES to …
When you are involved in too many things, there is no way to get clarity and have a focus. And honestly, you are driving yourself to ruin. That is precisely where the enemy wants you. Too tired, too spent, too done to do what God wants you to do.
Get out of the trap of indecision during a career transition
Where there is clarity, there is freedom. In working with women, I have seen the AHAs repeatedly when they talk to their potential ideal clients, work through an exercise, and understand God’s design for them.
Doing it afraid is part of the entrepreneurial adventure. Different personalities are more risk-averse than others. Your personality is a factor in why you may have this pull on your heart to be in business. God knows you better than you know yourself, and He wants to use your business to transform you more into the image of His Son.
Clarify Which Ideas to Focus On
I know you want to help as many people as possible with your brilliance. However, if your ideal client statement starts with ‘anyone who,’ you have no focus and unfortunately, one is hearing your message.
The answer is FOCUS. Getting out of the trap means getting out of your head. Find support and help to examine all your God-given gifts, talents, and abilities and adopt strategies that bring out these pieces of you. It is a process of discovery that will give you focus and provide you with confidence that you are on the right path.
I call my method the Mosaic Masterpiece Model. Your life comes in many pieces, and understanding how to take only the pieces necessary to create the business God wants for you is what I help you assemble. Just like a mosaic is constructed by taking pieces that alone may look jagged, broken, and ugly. . . they are brought together to create something new and beautiful, your perfect business.
Getting out of the trap is then easy because you are confident you have worked it out with God. Looking at who God has designed you to be, you are empowered to make the right choices. As a result, there is a satisfaction that wells up inside you when you know you are doing exactly what God is calling you to do, and you can see the impact you are making on others when you live it out.
Decide the Direction to Go and Move Forward
In Calling clarity, we have a saying: “Fly the plane as you are building it.” For me, that means I trust God for the results. I don’t have to have all the “ducks in a row” to move forward. It means I can do it because I have God-fidence, confidence that I am in His Will, doing what He has called me to do, and am on the right path.
Is every day easy and full of fun? No. Some days are frustrating, and it takes lots of hard work to have a business. BUT, do I want to get up every day and do it? Yes. Why? Because I have put my mosaic pieces together to create my perfect business, one that keeps me energized, one that God planned specifically for me.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”
Feel Satisfied and Confident That You Are On The Right Path
Finally, get out of the trap of indecision during a career transition by getting clarity. Ask God for the discernment to get the clarity you need to help you make wise choices as you transition from where you were to where God wants to take you.
Let me help you get clear on what to focus on and take the steps forward in the right direction. Then, you will feel satisfied, and you will be confident you are on the right path, and you will follow God’s calling for you.
I invite you to a Clarity Conversation with me. Let’s get you doing what God has called you to do. Click the button below to schedule your FREE session.