The Untold of Chaos and Career

How has chaos played a role in your career?

Often chaos underlies our career moves, job jumps, and growth steps. Yet, we don't talk about it. We want the clean action steps and plans, but in reality, even in those plans, it is messy!

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I was talking with a friend who is due to have her baby any time and who is also moving into a new house. Transitions usually come with other transitions. In pregnancy and career.

A few years ago, I found myself in the same situation. After the birth of my third child, we lost our daycare provider and my husband needed to make a career leap. All the cards were thrown into the air. <<CHAOS>>

It took reflecting on our priorities and values, research, investigation, networking, calculating and sorting through various options to decide what was best for our family in both our home and careers.

Chaos doesn't always induce career moves but can be used as a sorting tool, too. Author, Katherine Brooks, uses chaos theory to help liberal arts graduates make sense of their professional and academic experiences. She asserts that chaos can help uncover your priorities and purpose in what may seem on the surface to be wanderings.