A Surefire Plan to Figure Out What You Really Want

woman-question-mark-over-face-KATHY CAPRINOI hear one type of comment over and over again, more than any other, and it goes something like this: “I just don’t know what I want. Despite all my efforts, I can’t figure it out what I want to do.” I find this an amazing phenomenon – that so many Americans have lost touch with who and what they want to be professionally.  I know – we like to blame the economy and our money problems for our unhappiness, but that’s not the root cause of this career malaise.  There are other reasons for feeling disconnected from what you do for a living. Who would have believed that there could be millions of people working in jobs and careers they hate, not able to figure out how they want to be of service in the world?

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Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino currently runs a leadership and career success coaching and consulting firm focused on the advancement of women. A trained therapist and coach, Kathy has had the pleasure of working with over 10,000 emerging women leaders at Fortune 100 companies, national women's conferences, non-profits, academia and startups. Kathy has also served as a graduate instructor for New York University and career trainer for Mediabistro. She blogs for Forbes, Huffington Post, AARP's Life Reimagined and her own Ellia Communications career blog. Kathy is the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman's Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power and Purpose. You can reach Kathy at www.elliacommunications.com, Amazing Career Project, and connect on Twitter @kathycaprino, Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Google+.

3 Replies to "A Surefire Plan to Figure Out What You Really Want"

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    • Kathy Caprino
      December 4, 2015 (2:24 pm)

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words about my post. “Famous” would be nice! :-)) I have a blog on Forbes called “Career Bliss” which I so love to write, dedicated to helping professionals build the success, reward and impact they long for in their work. Through it, I have the opportunity to interview some amazing movers and shakers in our country and beyond who are inspiring and very uplifting, as well – here’s more about that, if you’re interested. Thanks again!

  • Kathy Caprino
    April 9, 2016 (2:28 pm)

    Thanks so much for your response. I’m so glad you found this helpful. I appreciate your feedback! – Kathy