Most of us would like to think that nobody else could do our jobs quite as well as we could – let alone a robot! But NZIER research indicates nearly half the current jobs in New Zealand are at risk of computerisation and automation within just 20 years.
Apparently it really is a thing. The midlife crisis is not just a cliché – one in four adults aged between 40 and 59 experience it. And, despite the stereotype that it’s a male thing, research shows that slightly more women than men go through it.
Because there’s big a difference.
The first scenario – following your dream – happens once you’ve identified what it is that you would really love to be doing for a living, and have put some thought into how you might make that a reality (often with the help of a coach to get you through the anxious moments along the way).
People seek out coaching for any number of reasons – from “my boss is a tyrant” to “I want to work for myself but I’m scared to make the move”.
But the single biggest reason that I find people come to me for coaching is that they (ostensibly) don’t know what they want to do for a living.