Career Advice for Projectors
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Jobs vs. Careers for Projectors
In an ideal world, Projectors would make a living guiding other people to be the best versions of themselves. I often describe Projectors as fictional characters like Merlin from Camelot, Yoda from “Star Wars,” Mr. Miyagi from “The Karate Kid,” or Sister Mary Clarence from “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.” What all of these characters have in common is that they teach others how to harness their own gifts and strengths. Ironically, in between portraying those roles, they all go off and follow their own bliss. Yoda was chilling in a swamp until Luke needed help. Mr. Miyagi pruned bonsai trees and collected cars until Daniel-san asked to learn karate. Sister Mary Clarence was a Las Vegas headliner until the nuns from her past asked her to become a choir teacher..
In reality, Projectors make great project managers, teachers, coaches, and consultants. They also make great entertainers and artists, especially when their schedules are not rigorous or demanding.
As Projectors, your true purpose lies in leveraging your natural gifts to create fulfilling careers rather than simply clocking in and out.
But, let’s be real – sometimes a Projector just needs a job to pay the bills. Or, sometimes a Projector is still on their own path, acquiring the very wisdom that they’ll need later on when they fully step into their role as a guide.
If you’re reading this and you’re thinking: ”I need to pay my bills, okay?” – I hear you. Let’s explore your options.
With your undefined Sacral Center, you’re not wired for endless tasks or long hours of implementation. Leave that for the Generators of the world. Instead, you thrive when given the space to delegate and focus on activities that align with our strengths and passions. Projectors can also work very efficiently, so being stuck in a conventional 40-hour-per-week job will probably drain you, and it may even make you feel a little bitter and resentful.
Speaking of draining your energy, it’s important to be mindful of your environment. Because Projectors have many undefined energy centers, you’re naturally sensitive to the vibes and dynamics of your work environment and coworkers. Be discerning about workplace dynamics and relationships, or you could also find yourself feeling exhausted, overworked, underappreciated and unrecognized.
If you’re seeking a temporary placeholder job while you’re on your path to career greatness, aim for low-stress, no-brainer positions that allow you to conserve your energy for pursuits outside of work. You are not designed to take your work home with you after you leave. That’s going to conflict with your undefined energy centers. Instead, look for jobs that allow you to detach emotionally and mentally at the end of the day.
The Importance of Living Authentically Outside of Work
Projectors are unique in that your aura type thrives when you follow your bliss and live authentically on your own terms. Living authentically outside of work isn’t just about personal fulfillment—it also makes you a magnet for career opportunities.
By pursuing and showcasing your talents and passions outside of the workplace, you open yourself up to invitations and opportunities that align with your natural gifts and talents. Remember, your strategy is to wait for invitations, which can include invitations for your dream job. The more you do what you love outside of work where others can see you, the more likely you are to receive an aligned job opportunity.
Many of my clients have said that every job they’ve ever gotten has come from a word-of-mouth referral or recommendation. This is not a coincidence. This is what it looks like when a Projector follows their heart and aligns with their strategy.
Two things can be true at the same time: 1) You need to survive in a capitalist system; 2) You deserve to earn a living easefully by being your authentic, powerful self. The key is to bridge the gap between those two truths so you can feel self-defined success each day. Human Design is a great tool to help you understand your full potential and work with your energy, not against it. You can learn more about Human Design from the resources on this website, and you can also book a Human Design reading with me to get a personalized analysis of your chart and your career path.
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Karyn is a mindset coach and certified Informed Practitioner of Human Design. Her work centers the experiences of Women of Color from an intersectional perspective, blending the personal and the professional to imagine the possibilities of a liberated world.
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