Find your own rhythm and style as you plan and tackle tasks that support you to be your best. Experiment with regular ways to begin and end your day. Giving things a consistent place in your schedule eliminates the number of decisions you make on a daily basis and opens up space in your brain for higher-level thinking. Eliminate that out of control feeling or the stress of trying to please others. Putting yourself in charge of divvying up what needs to be done and when-instead of relying on others for direction is life changing. It’s like becoming your own boss.
My clients often acknowledge a need for more structure but struggle to set it up. They’re overwhelmed with the decisions that need to be made to keep a career exploration or job search process alive and feel they’re not making progress. Priorities are hard to see. There’s a sense that time is slipping away and opportunities are slipping through the cracks. Juggling the needs of others alongside their own is problematic and many feel they could get more done if they could just get to it.
To progress beyond the experiences motivating and sustaining the #Me Too movement, women’s voices need to be heard and continue to be heard in every aspect of today’s economic world.
Many of the people I talk to about career direction feel they lack the confidence to fully explore their options. They express being overwhelmed by second-guessing, self-doubt, perfectionism and the inability to take action when deemed necessary.
Human beings want to feel effective, useful to others in some way; it’s our nature. Often there’s a feeling of something missing at work. But what is missing? And what can you do about it?
If you yourself are currently experiencing workplace toxicity, how would you define your version? How is your ability to do your job and do it well interfered with by the cultural dynamic in your workplace?
Part II addresses the benefits of meaningful, positive, professional and personal feedback for several individuals recently laid-off and in some incidents after multiple lay-offs or firings. Take notes and create a list of next steps for receiving positive feedback yourself, if you’re interested.
Many of us struggle to name our gifts. We need outside perspective and encouragement, other people reflecting back to us to confirm and validate qualities and abilities we use every day but don’t see and possibly take for granted.
There’s a popular belief that one should feel no fear and expect overnight success when confronting a challenge or venturing into uncharted territory. The reality is exactly opposite.