Misfits to a Job
My mind has been overactive and creating wildly (on endless A3 sheets of paper), since working out ‘Business Model Me’… I have come to realise that many of my skills and natural abilities are well suited to being a physiotherapist. To re-frame – physiotherapy is a career I like.
Let me explain….Being a ‘misfit’ in my career for a number of years – and not quite able to define and put my finger on it - left me in a dreamy wistful state of wishing my career were different. In fact, at times, it quite consumed and depleted my resourcefulness – disconnecting from my needs somewhat.
By going through the organised structure of ‘Business Model You’ and injecting my love for creativity, I have found a passion for physiotherapy, but not as I knew it.
Physiotherapy is coming back into my life, but in a format that suits me – a facet in my career change model. I respect physiotherapists and I am proud to call myself a physiotherapist, and think about all the patients I have helped, and people I have inspired. But I gotta do it differently now: my way…the professional career has provided valuable building blocks. It matters…
In fact, the ball and chain carried around for years was the job itself: the role, the bureaucracy and the clipping of my wings’ to fit one model – not physiotherapy per se. My options for development did not excite me – flat and uninspired. I was lost in it all – no connected compass.
I may not want to be a ‘typical physiotherapist’, but I do want to help physiotherapists be better at what they do: to build their inner resilience, to help them empower patients for behaviour change, and to add skills to their toolbox.
In conclusion, there are plans afoot for a new career direction – things which reconnect me to my authentic self :the creative self left behind as a child. But, I am also adding workshops to my added value, to enable physiotherapists to develop their skills. Let’s just see what happens and watch this space…
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