5 great Careers if you like to inspire and motivate other students

 

I promised you 5 Great jobs to inspire others, so here is the list right off that bat:

1.Social entrepreneur

2.Confidence/life coach

3.Motivational speaker/public speaking

4.Youth worker

5.Teacher

I can think of many more but this is a good start. Are you happy in your job? Love getting up and going every day? Fancy a change?  Our jobs define so much of who we are, and they say if you find a job you love, then you never have to work another day in your life. Do you agree? I am a career chameleon. A journalist gave me the title during an interview, and I have since adopted the name as my own.

I have been looking into the concept of those who feel they do not have one true calling, those that cannot find their passion and those you have no idea what they want to do. Emilie Wapnick has a TED talk on this subject. You will hear me talk about her often and her concept of multipotentialites. You can have a listen to her inspiring talk here. I started my career as a model. Then a series of dipping-my-toe-in-the -water ensued; A car mechanic, A hypnotherapist (I can put you to into a deep trance), An interior designer and then a chef. I studied as a chef and a baker for five years, worked in some restaurants, opened a bakery, closed a bakery and then wrote seven books and did lots of TV. I do lots of TV  now still, mainly in the States, which I love.

However, do you know that feeling inside of your gut or a niggle in your mind? Something which is telling you to do more/something different? I have that niggle.  I had it when I was a model, and I have it now as a chef. I am going to hold on to the shoreline line that is baking with one hand, while with the other hand, start to navigate my unchartered waters of personal development and empowering others to succeed.

I would love to be a facilitator in helping people to lead happier, more fulfilling and more enriched lives. Therapy is something which has always helped me process the pains of the past, and I looked in to become a therapist myself, but I will leave that one on pause for now as it's the personal development field and getting people to reach their life goals which has captured my attention.

 

Starting something new and fresh is exhilarating, exhausting and often, confusing. But if you feel that you have a calling, if you feel that there is something you really want to do or if you feel that you need to turn pain which you may have endured into some kind of purpose or passion, then I urge you to give it a go. It might take many late nights, early mornings but just start. There is no right way to go about things, everyone's path is different. But if you have a chink of intuition pulling you towards something, and tugging on your daily thoughts, then just start plotting and planning today. Give you self the gift of that.

Do head over to my podcast channel on Anchor.  You will hear me talk more about this here, it's a five-minute podcast. I am also starting to interview some empowering people who have an inspiring story to tell, and or who have taken the career leap of faith to follow the life of their dreams. You will find my channel here:

Comment below and let me know how you get on with it all and tell me other careers which you find inspiring.

Big love

Lorraine xxx

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Alex
    2nd August 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Hey Lorraine,
    I’m all over the place with my career and I’ve been a huge fan of your work for a while now and would love any extra advice or anything. I studied graphic design but realised that wasn’t for me, then worked in retail for a while, then as a receptionist for a corporate company and have just recently moved to London as I am from Sydney, Australia. I love to cook and travel but I don’t know how to make that into a successful career? As I’ve been in London for two months now and it’s great I had to start working in a hotel to pay for my rent.

    • admin
      5th August 2017 / 10:35 am

      Hi there,
      Thanks so much for your email. I love how you have been trying different things and searching for waht feels right for you. Sometimes finding the right thing can take a little longer than expected. How about looking at work in a foodie or travel magazine Or looking at getting work on a foodie/travel website. Also starting a blog and or a podcast and documenting the food that you eat and the places that you go within London if you are not travelling far at the moment. Keep reaching out and talking to people, commenting on their social media platforms and then I am sure the right thing will come to you. It sounds like you are on an exciting path and it is great that you know the kind of direction you want to be going in. Lorraine xxxx

  2. Paul
    2nd August 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Thank you Lorraine,
    I have also had a varied career, started in engineering, on the factory floor so to speak, then moved into sales, (which I hated), then spent 10 glorious years as a Gym instructor/aerobics teacher & Sports Massage Therapist & Reiki practitioner, this was the time in my life when work was a joy, I would arrive early, stay late, go in on my day off, just helping people with their fitness goals, whether small or large was very fulfilling I always felt as though I was being paid to socialize with people – the only drawback was the low £££££, so it was with regret that after I got married and my son was born, I had to get a ‘real’ job to pay the bills. I’m now in my mid 50’s, stuck in a boring job, but cant give up because I need to pay the mortgage. I’ve gone back to college and re-trained as an Adult Education IT tutor, and re done my basic English and Math’s qualifications, but the only jobs available are part-time. I’m really hoping that at some point in my career, I will be able to do it. I tell my son to follow his passion, he’s starting college this September, and I hope he finds a job that he loves, then it doesn’t feel like work.
    I feel its probably too late to lead a happier, more fulfilling and more enriched life, as far as work is concerned, but my wife and my son provide that fulfillment, but I will listen to your podcast, and I hope I can pass on your inspiration to my boy.

    • admin
      4th September 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you so much for this x

  3. 2nd August 2017 / 2:17 pm

    You don’t need my story other then YES, this is me too, a career chameleon. From Business Degree to Letting agent, cake decorating to childcare. I know I am creative, I can often see what OTHERS need to do to grow themselves and motion are then but myself?! I’m just being of sound mind and body having reached out for help with Generalised Anxiety and started the gym 8 wks ago. I have a blog template ready to go (but with two boys need to make the time to work on it)so perhaps need to start channeling my own journey into that. Thanks for the spark to get me going again today

    • admin
      5th August 2017 / 10:10 am

      Wonderful. Career Chameleon you! Wow you have done so many things. I have so much respect for you reaching out regarding your anxiety. And good for you also for starting the gym. Most of the time I find writing very relaxing and a healthy escape from the madness of life sometimes. I do hope you start writing your blog soon, It is really rewarding. Lorraine x

  4. Lorraine
    2nd August 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Love this topic, as someone who never found their calling, am now a mom of two young girls and choose to be a stay at home mom. I’m loving watching them grow and being there for them, but I’m starting to get that itch to do something for me, something that helps others. My current thought is to become a photographer, to help people capture moments. I want to give them photos of true emotion not staged fake smiles stiff poses. And to do it all for a reasonable cost I feel the career of family photographers are growing but so are the costs. It shouldn’t be a luxury to have beautiful family photos it should be a right for everyone; for when we’re gone all they’ll have left are photos.

    • admin
      5th August 2017 / 10:07 am

      Hello,
      Thanks so much for your email. I really enjoyed reading your email. A photographer sounds wonderful. I believe there will always be a need for that. Have a wonderful day x

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