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Career Reset: 5 Areas to focus if you want a fresh start

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Ever look back on your career and think, "Wow, hindsight would have helped me do things differently"?

Well, today you're in luck, I'm excited to share some of the invaluable insights I've picked up over my 20+ year journey in the professional world. My career path has been a winding one - corporate, tech startups, consultancy, coaching - and it's shaped me into who I am today. Quite the evolution from that eager university grad stepping into their first job!

One guiding principle has made all the difference: I've learned to see life's experiences not as things that happened "to" me, but as things that happened "for" me. Each twist and turn has been a stepping stone leading me to this moment, where I'm eager to share these profound lessons with you.

My mission is simple: I want to equip as many of you as possible with these simple yet life-changing insights. I genuinely believe that embracing these lessons can add depth to our lives, infuse our work with meaning, and create a beautiful synergy between our passions and our pursuits. Ultimately, this can lead to a genuine love for our jobs, and a sought-after sense of contentment.

So, let's get down to business and explore these transformative lessons.

Lesson 1: Unearth Your Innate Talents

You've got a treasure trove of innate talents just waiting to be discovered. This is the foundation of my coaching philosophy, and it's a gift you can give yourself that will outlive any other. Understanding your unique strengths, the areas where you excel, is the bedrock of your identity. It's your superpower, your edge. This discovery boosts your confidence and strengthens your belief in yourself. This is when you can start pursuing brilliance.

Fun fact: Only 1 in 33 million people share your top 5 talents – that's what makes you unique. As a strengths coach, I've seen countless transformations sparked by this self-discovery. It's what fuels my coaching business and ignites my passion. Join me on this mission to uncover the brilliance within you.

Lesson 2: Prioritise Life Above Work For Your Career Reset

In today's crazy fast-paced world, we've all fallen into the trap of being overly "busy." I'm here to tell you to pause and embrace the mantra of "Life First, Work Second." Elevating work to an unhealthy level often comes at the cost of neglecting your well-being. Your life is also made up of health, relationships, and passions – things that deserve your attention too.

Learning to set boundaries, defining your identity beyond work, and finding sources of meaning and purpose are essential steps. Remember, regularly saying "no" to personal commitments in favour of work can lead to a detrimental pattern. Join me in the quest to find harmony and discover the magic that happens when we prioritise living.

Lesson 3: Define Your Core Values to guide your Career Decisions

As I've navigated my own journey, I've realised that understanding my talents is closely tied to identifying my values. Your values are the foundation for your decisions, judgments, and connections. They're tied to your natural modes of thought, emotion, and behaviour (driven by your innate talents). Imagine having this powerful compass to guide your career choices, relationships, and personal growth.

This epiphany hit me in my 40s and completely transformed my perspective on work, ethics, and purpose. Your values influence the organisations you choose to align with (and work for!), the culture you thrive in, and the impact you aspire to create. Embrace this revelation and empower yourself to steer toward meaningful work that aligns with your deepest beliefs.

Lesson 4: Cultivate a High-Impact Career

The idea of a high-impact career goes beyond traditional success measures. It's not just about 'climbing' corporate ladders and collecting accolades. Instead, it's about using your influence for the greater good. Crafting a high-impact career means contributing to your community, humanity, and the world at large.

Let's redefine your journey. Imagine dedicating your efforts to a cause you're passionate about, leaving a legacy that transcends titles and bonuses. This shift can unleash incredible meaning and purpose, igniting a fire within you to make a genuine difference. Join me in uncovering your passions, reimagining your impact, and forging a career that aligns with your core aspirations.

Lesson 5: Embrace the Freedom of Choice for a Career Reset

Our human experience is centred around the power of choice – the ability to respond and evolve. Stephen Covey said it best: "The ultimate human freedom is the power to choose, to respond, and to change."

I recently stumbled upon a book titled "Drift" by Meredith Paige NeJame, which emphasised the significance of seemingly minor choices that can lead us off course from our dreams.

Recognising the drift in our lives is transformative. It empowers us to regain control, make intentional decisions, and avoid falling into an accidental existence. Remember, even when your beliefs and inner voices suggest otherwise, you have the power to choose your direction.

Embark on a Journey of Transformation to Reset Your Career...

If you're itching to shift from drifting to purpose-driven action, it's time to take the first step.

Join me in the pursuit of brilliance, where careers transform, lives enrich, and purpose becomes a guiding light. Head over and join our vibrant Facebook community "Pursuing Brilliance" or book a free Career Strategy chat with me to embark on this exciting journey. Together, we'll dive into questions that will shape your coaching game plan, steering you toward a future filled with intention and impact.

The time for transformation is now. Let's embark on this journey of self-discovery and empowerment, embracing your unique talents, crafting purpose-driven work lives, and shaping a life that resonates with authenticity and impact.

Pursuing Brilliance together,



Binny Langler champions the radical idea that you can design the work life you want.

By coaching you on how to write the next chapter of your work story with YOU as the hero, spotlighting your unique superpowers.

As the Director of The Inkling Effect, Binny has over 20 years of experience in helping professionals discover and apply their unique strengths to create more fulfilling and meaningful work.

A certified Executive & Gallup Global Strengths Coach, with a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Her mission is to be a change catalyst for curious professionals who are seeking a fresh start in their career journey. She uses a fast-track process that reveals your superpowers to enable you to script the next chapter of your work story with intention and purpose.

Binny specialises in challenging the status quo and empowering her clients to embrace their potential and pursue brilliance, whether that be in their current role, or transitioning to something entirely different.

Coaching options:

Elevating individuals through a group coaching program

Personalised private 1:1 coaching

Transforming teams via tailor-made coaching programs


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