Thinking about changing careers? If so, try this. Draw three overlapping circles on a sheet of paper. The left circle represents your career interests and passions – those pursuits you most love to do. The right circle represents your career values – that which you treasure above all else in your work life. The third circle represents your gifts and talents – those things you naturally excel at, whether you’ve received training in them or not.
When you put all three of these facets of you together, they overlap to create what ideal work looks like for you at this time in your life.
So, why not try this as an exercise? Fill one circle with your interests/passions, one with your values, and the last with your gifts/talents. Then combine elements from each circle and brainstorm career possibilities and options for yourself.