Career Conversions. Life Changing Career Choices
15
JUL
2014

3 Simple Steps To Help Manage Your Career

Have you ever been in a place in your life where things just aren’t that great? Maybe you feel stuck in your career, you don’t like the work you are doing, or you feel totally unfulfilled.

Whatever it is… it stinks, doesn’t it?

How can you manage your career when things are just all wrong?

I believe that each of us has a right to be happy and love the work we do! If we don’t, that unhappiness can trickle into relationships outside of work, into our families. And that feels bad. We soon begin to question our value not only as an employee, but as a human being.

That’s what we want, right? To be VALUED as a human being in every aspect of our lives is what makes us want to get out of bed in the morning and live!

So picture this; it is Monday morning. Business team celebrating a triumphYou cannot wait to get out of bed in the     morning because you have a job that you are eager to get to. You walk in and your boss is happy to see you, spends a couple of minutes asking you about your weekend, your family, and then smiles and says, “let’s make it a great day!” You go off to your office or cubicle and boom! Light bulbs are going off and you are well on your way to a wonderfully productive day.

Doesn’t that feel different from the first scenario? So how can you achieve this? Here are 3 simple steps to manage your career.

1. ATTITUDE  We do not know what will happen, but we know most likely, it won’t go as planned. Believe that things happen for a reason. Also believe that we are creative, resourceful and whole. When bad things happen, we have the power to choose to wallow in the grief or reflect, learn, and move on.
How would you describe your attitude lately? How can you take what you learn from a bad situation and turn it into gold?

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere.” – Unknown

2. AWARENESS   Who are you? Who are you becoming in your career? Take time to explore your purpose in life, your values and your passions. Be certain to work for an organization and people who share your values and passions and who value you.

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – T.D. Jakes

3. AUTHENTICITY   Years ago we learned how to act, what to say, and how to say it so we would be impressive. How does that feel? Stuffy? Like you are in a straight jacket? Well, guess what? You don’t have to do that anymore. Be the real you and be confident with who you are. That is what employers and clients/customers want to see. When we are in relationships, we are in those relationships because we know the other person, we like him/her, we probably share the same fundamental values. So why not?
How authentic are you in your professional relationships?

I have a coaching challenge for you. To help you manage your career, take an inventory of your Attitude, Awareness, and Authenticity. Ask yourself; is your current place of employment in line with my values, passions, and purpose?

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – C. G. Jung
I would love to hear your thoughts. Connect with me on LinkedIn or simply state your comments on this page. You might want to engage in a complimentary career coaching session. It is fun, free, and conducted over the phone!

trish_socialmedia Trish Dervin, Certified Career Management Coach
Career Coach St. Louis, MO | Career Coach Nationwide Career
For a complimentary coaching session call 636-778-9090
[email protected]     www.careerconversions.com

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