What are you willing to put up with to succeed?

Are you willing to give a piece of your soul everyday, just one more day, just one more project and then you will finally feel that you have succeeded?  When you look at all that you have achieved for your employer, but you still feel unappreciated and you look around at others who receive recognition without hardly trying?  You sit there and ask yourself, why is it that what I seek doesn’t feel fulfilling where I am at?  This is the moment you realize you have reached a closed door.  You know you need to do something about it to get back your power.

You know that you deserve better, you see what others have gotten for the same work and yet your just rewards are still not coming?  It might be a fair pay, it might be the right kind of recognition, and it might be the feeling that you can stand up for yourself and tell others how you should be treated.

You first need to get a clear understanding of what you deserve , what you want for yourself, and how to find your backbone.  Then you can plan what that looks like for you.  You will start to have the feelings of happiness when you free your soul for what is yours.  It is yours for the taking, when you decide to take a chance on yourself.

It is better to try something else and fail than to not try at all, or worse be stuck in what seems like your own personal hell.

You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, that is to be told what is good for you, instead of deciding for yourself.  You know what is right for you and your career success.  You have all the answers inside of you.  This is the realization of your power to decide for yourself.  Stop being what others think you should be.  Make your own choices that make you happy in life.  In this life we have only one life to live, it is time to start living it.  There are no rewards for enduring bad situations that eat away at your inner peace and your soul.  Finally, you must reinforce what you have decided and don’t let others change what you have decided for yourself by giving up.

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There is light at the end of the tunnel?

I know when you are facing a difficult road and are stressed out about work, taking it home with you and can’t seem to escape the feeling of constantly having to be on call feels like.  I have been there too!  This really starts to take a toll on you when you carry your work around with you 24-7.  How come you can’t get yourself caught up and there is always more to do, more expectations, and what seems like a long road to feeling like you got this?

This is where you need to stop for a minute and evaluate how this feeling got to this point. When you internalize your experiences and only see the negative in your experience, it’s hard to see the solutions to help you navigate to the light at the end of the tunnel.

How are you doing at time management?  I am guessing not so good right now, but what can you do to turn it around?  This is the million dollar question, we all face when we let things pile up and get out of control right?  What are your time management habits?  Do you have daily, weekly, and monthly planning check-ins for yourself to stay on track?  Who are you accountable to when completing your major projects?  Do you meet with that person on a regular basis to make sure that you are meeting their expectations and prioritizing appropriately?  These are the questions that come to mind to help you take an objective view of what is on your plate right now.

As a manager, we have to think about the workload we are currently carrying and what makes good use of your time as a manager.  Should you be spending 2 hours a day approving data, or do you have a supervisor that can be developed and delegate this task to?  There are probably some other tasks that you have taken in your role, that just don’t make sense anymore.  This forces us to ask if there is value in everything that you are doing?  Are you the go to person for more than you should be, just because you know all the answers?  The only way this can be rectified is to be less available when they call you at all hours, or talk directly to their immediate supervisor to get this resolved.  Can you imagine all the time an peace of mind that you will get back after this is taken care of? Then you can really focus on what you need to as your priorities and spend less time on stuff that shouldn’t be taking up all your time.

I could go on and on about draining resources and finding solutions to each of these problems, but what I would really like you to focus on first is your mindset while you are at work and what methods you are using to better manage your time.  When  you start having those feelings of dread at work, write them down so we can talk about the feelings behind them.  Once you start identifying these negative feeling thoughts, you can be clued into your sub-conscience thoughts and get to the bottom of what’s driving your negative thoughts, correct them and focus on elevating your energy for positive thoughts instead.  There is light at the end of the tunnel and it starts by you shifting your mindset from overwhelm and defeatism to refusing to let it beat you and taking control of what you can change to make it better.

You are going to have that beautiful destination at work when you get this figured out and be able to find the positive in every situation.  

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You think you are protecting yourself from failure?

You know you have some really great ideas about starting your own business.  You have worked so hard in the last few years and are tired of the being a resource for someone else’s businss.  You might be thinking, I know how I would do this differently.  Hell, your manager and all the company clients call you instead of scheduling through the office.  What does this tell you?  You must be really great at what you do, right?  Damn straight!

You keep kicking yourself for not spending the time to plan out your next steps.  There has been an aweful lot of talk, talk, and more talk about starting your own business. Blah, blah, blah…

Sounds like you are talking the talk, but not walking the walk.  What do I mean by that? Well, if you were really walking the walk, you would have done more research, checked into writing your business plan and have some clue about who your ideal clients would be.  You would know how much money you need to get on your feet, have a little free cashflow for the start-up and even a 1 and 5 year plan ready to go, right?

What the heck are you waiting for?  You need the push or maybe the final kick in the pants, to just do it!  You know I am talking about you now.  What do you have to say for your lack of action now?  I know there is a big couragious lion in there waiting to pounce on this opportunity, but if you wait too long it will literally pass you by.  You will be watching someone else fulfill your dream job or business, while you sit there again and keep asking yourself why did’nt I just invest a little money in myself to get the kick in the pants I need, working with a career coach, to get you moving?

This scenario is like the next million dollar idea, the next successful company, or the next career professional who takes companies by storm and rocks their performance from underperforming to continual improvement year over year!  That’s YOU!

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Make today more productive than yesterday!

What is in your bucket list?

Have you ever jumped out of a plane?  I didn’t know if I was ever really going to do it then I started telling people I was going to do it and before I knew it I was doing it!

Was I scared? You better believe it!  My first thought when I got in the jump gear and on the plane was how was I going to get the nerve up to jumping out a perfectly good plane.  Well it became easier when I was strapped to someone else who was trained for this very thing.  The fears were calmed for sure.  This is no different than taking a leap of faith in making a completely different career move or walking away from a 6 figure job!

Yes, you can follow someone else’s lead and you will thank yourself for freeing your spirit once it is done, believe me!  I actually look forward to jumping out of that plane again, because it wasn’t as bad as my fears had worked me up for it.

What else are you holding yourself back from?  Are you being held back because of your own fears or your partner’s fears?  You will never know how good you will be at something if you don’t try it.  I know, what if the risk out weighs the rewards!  Honestly, this is something you need to sort out now before it is too late and all you have to live with is your regret for not doing it instead.  It could be the most successful thing you have done in your career and life time, but if you don’t plan it or work with someone who has done the very same thing, you are not only limiting your success but your growth and development to be the best version of yourself by not doing it.

Let me ask you this, what is the worst that could happen if you take that leap of faith and just do it?  Then what is the worst that could happen if don’t take that leap of faith and just do it?  You fail twice as bad, so why not figure out what it would actually take to get your ultimate goal in motion with a map or plan?

Failure is a result of trying, not trying is a result of lack of confidence in yourself.  Lack of confidence in yourself means you don’t believe you can do it.  STOP this way of thinking now!  This is a form of limiting belief system that your subconscious mind is feeding you!  If you don’t have the support you need or coach to push you, or the “neigh sayer” in your ear, then that is the first think you need to get figured out.  As a Mid-career Mastery Coach, I can be the biggest pain in the butt you want me to be, if it means to push you through your steps to your dreams.  I can help you line it out and work with you on your time lines, but first we need to get you thinking about the solutions and just getting it done.  Reach out, I am here for you!

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Look around you, who is in your circle of influence?

If you are trying to have a positive mindset and work towards your goals, then you better have a look around you.  Who do you hold company with?  You should be holding company with people above you in success so that you can be around their positive energy and being.  If all you do is hang out with buddies from school or work, you may be limiting yourself to mediocrity.  If you want to be like the business woman or man making 6 to 8 figures, then you need to start watching twhat they are doing.

Ask yourself, who is doing what you want to do and doing it well?  Who is your role model?  Look at what they are doing and figure out their strategy.  You will need to layout your plan for the next 90 days and be consistent with your steps each day.

Things that successful and influencial people are doing, that you should emulate:

  • Mind feed – Reading the business section of the paper to find out what successful companies are doing and what is being written about their success.  This should be at least 30 mintues per day.
  • Spend time strategic thinking – thinking about how to grow your business or career horizontally and vertically.  How much do you want to make each month, who are you going to do it for, and how many clients do you need to have to make that much?
  • Invest in yourself and business relationships – Take on a career coach to get your map and goals down in writing and start working on the 3 – 4 steps for each goal.  I start with 6 goals for the next 12 months.
  • Maximize your process and procedures for consistency.  Are you going to have people working for you?  If so, how much time you going to spend training them and them training others?
  • What does your time management look like in your business or career?  Are you using tools to organize your productivity for the day, a to-do list or planner with priorites?  Do you have timelines for the tasks?
  • Lead conversation – who are you talking to about your business and or to advance your career?  If your boss doesn’t know what you want to do, you are basically waiting on them to lead you.  This is not what a good leader does, you need to lead your boss down the road you want to go and look for opportunities to get there.
  • Virtual assistance – If you get so busy in your day, who is going to handle client follow-up questions, scheduling the next jobs, or making the sales calls?  You may think about hiring virtual assistance so that you better use your time for growing the business.
  • Define your profit indicators and know your numbers.  What is your advertising doing for you, how are you performing in your career against your leader’s expectations?  Do you have regular meetings and or review of the business or job indicators?

Just like you want to be developed, your people want the same.  What is your development plan in the next 12 months for personal growth and what are your employees aspirations for development?  As a business owner, you need to be investing in your skillset and tools to make your time management more productive and lead you to more business.  As a career professional, you need to think about each year in your career as if moving up the ladder or accomplishing the goals you have set within the organization.

Then on a personal note, how do you measure up to other leaders on leadership knowledge.  Are you someone your employees would aspire to be or that your co-workers would say good things about?  Have you accomplished enough in the last 10 – 15 years or are you light on accomplishments.  In the next 15 – 20 years, you will want to look back at your accomplishments with no regrets.  Did you get done what you wanted to accomplish or are you thinking you could have done a lot more?  I can tell that from personal experience as a career professional, you need to have ambitious goals for personal satisfaction.  If you don’t have this, you may find yourself wishing  you had just done more.

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