What the company expects
In the 80 years, when I graduated in business administration and business studies, many gifts from my childhood were forgotten.
The childish joy gave way to a sense of usefulness and prestige. My family, the school system and the society formulated expectations that I rationally considered convincing.
Either or - or not?
I became a man who conscientiously turned to conservative ways of life. At any rate, I had a vast supply of opinions that did not match any of my own life experiences.
The Twen focused on reason and logic remained in the Either-or-Program. It was true that during my studies and training I had felt a certain unease about my professional goals.
Objectives in the labor market
The career choice was rather an answer to the factual prospects on the labor market. For example, psychological aptitude tests were open to the most promising economic opportunities for me.
With my abilities for figures and my good understanding of the structure and planning, I became a business owner with a focus on accounting and human resources. The servant had long been the only master in my house.
When the soul does not play
But at some point something did not feel right anymore. Had I displaced the soul until then, it came just after the successful study to the inner debacle. With a good exam in the bag, a deep sadness arose and I felt sick.
For my social environment it was an incomprehensible scenario. When, after many months, my income situation assumed threatening colors, I began to return to working life.
Do not forget the vocation!
Thanks to the relaxed financial situation, I was able to visit a young naturopath in my birthplace of Cologne. Since I was already after a short time a trainee offer in Bad Homburg received, we had to finish the treatment however.
In our last conversation, she gave me the advice: "Do not forget your vocation!" At this point I did not understand what she meant by that.
A spiritual journey
On my way through the world of financial institutions, the intuitive spirit was only sporadic, and with a soft tone. Sometimes I remembered the words of the curative practitioner.
So on Christmas Eve, when my wife gave me the book of Shirley MacLaine: The Way of St. James: A Spiritual Journey. It took some time. But then I broke up, and the pilgrimage took me not only to the place of pilgrimage in Spain.
Later I wrote a theological housework on the subject of this book and completed coaching and pastoral education. The subject of vocation always met me - and it captivated me.
During the years of practical work with people in upheaval situations, I realized that the crises are a useful element in the process of change. In a sense the meaning can only be experienced through its absence.
Coping with crises holistically
Then only the reversal can become a central opportunity. Through the multitude of discussions with qualified and talented professionals, I realized:
Happiness and success depend on whether we are able to cope with holistic career reorientation in crises. Holistic means for me that we appreciate the intuitive mind as well as the rational mind.
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