The things you do in your free time can inspire your career

Lessons from yoga helped me

become more entrepreneurial

When clients are feeling blocked in their jobs, I encourage them to think about ways to bring change not just to their work lives, but to the other parts of their lives as well. And often when they do take up new interests it can inspire an energy boost and a fresh perspective in their career.

In my case, I started yoga lessons soon after leaving the corporate world and starting my business as an executive coach and consultant. Recently I wrote an article for NextAvenue.org describing how yoga helped my career transition. Please continue reading here.

 

For more about how leisure activity helped me shape my career, see this post on career lessons from the garden.

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Bev, a former lawyer and Fortune 500 executive, is an executive and transitions coach, and a leadership consultant with a broad and varied practice.

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5 comments on “The things you do in your free time can inspire your career
  1. Sherry says:

    I loved the connection between free time activities and career connectivity ! I’ve gotten some amazing benefits from my yoga practice, but until I read this, I’d have never considered the link between yoga and entreprenurialism.

  2. Bev says:

    Yep. Academic research suggests that part of being “entrepreneurial” is being able to leap for immediate opportunities, without worrying so much about all our long term plans. Since I wrote this, I’ve heard from several folks saying that yoga helped them to live more in the present, and that helped them to relax and act more like entrepreneurs.

  3. Bev says:

    It’s not unusual when you’re feeling stuck to think: but I don’t have any passions! Here’s a two-step process to get you moving: first list things you’ve enjoyed in the past different parts of your life. Then commit to learning something new related to the interests or activities you’ve enjoyed in the past. Learning something new can help shift your energy and perspective, making it easier to get in touch with next steps that might move you forward

  4. Hi, just wanted to tell you, I liked this blog post. It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

  5. Bev says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. You made my day!

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