Thinking back to our school days, we were taught various subjects, provided a bit of guidance about what career we should follow and that’s about it. There weren’t, and still are not, any superb coaching programmes in school unless you are an athlete.
Furthermore, with current UK government policy suggesting that all young people should have a coach or mentor, it’s hard to understand how this would work in practical terms.
This situation continues to be of concern because the Indian Harbour Beach Squirrel Removal education sector continues to cut budgets and careers services.
During my teaching career I have never seen or experienced how schools, colleges and universities and, for that matter, offices tap into the root passions which we are all born with.
Imagine if the schooling system tapped into our core passions and promoted educational subjects around those passions instead of trying to pigeonhole everyone?
Having worked with thousands of young people, my purpose in life is to inspire and encourage parents, guardians and those who meet young people to coach them towards a life and career full of purpose and have fun doing it. That’s why I’ve written this report.
I love what I do because of the results I get working with both adults and young folks. This is particularly important for what we describe as the lost generation of kids.
With young people I love to see them find what they want to do in life as this helps them focus on their choice of studies. What’s your story going to be?
So, let’s get down to it.
I’d like to help you to discover your child’s purpose in life and potentially your own – are you ready? Remember that these exercises are best done with young people age 14+ as this is the time when the family unit starts to consider further education at college and university. In addition, this exercise is just as valuable for your older children age 18+, with or without assistance.
It is therefore easy to wander and drift and accomplish little in life. I’ve known hundreds of students like this who have attended college and university with no idea of why they are there or what they would like to accomplish in life.
To start with try to talk with young people in a casual environment – do not sit them down and begin grilling them because they’ll just walk off – usually!
As a career coach I use The Jack Canfield Success Principles and among the main places to start is to ask the young people in your family this query.
Ask them “What do you need?”
So another question if they get stuck is to ask them what they don’t want e.g. to poor, homeless and jobless and only 3 examples.
Then ask “So in case you don’t wish to be poor, homeless and jobless what would you like instead”?
At this stage either you or they can be composing a list. The list will often contain ‘things’ like cars and vacations as well as more spiritual things like to be happy and content. It does not matter what the answers are right now.
Once there is a list ask your young person to search on the Internet for pictures of what they want and print them out. The pictures can then be put on the wall to remind them every day what they’re aiming for. Some people just enjoy a list and that is fine also.
This is the first of several questions you can ask them. To work through the full course you may want to buy a book I’ve written for parents and career advisers.