Change won’t come from hearing what we want to hear.
That’s powerful, isn’t it?
If someone tells us something just to please us, make us happy, or keep us safe then we won’t take any action to do what needs to be done, like finding a new job or making a career change.
Imagine you hate your job. You literally cannot envision spending another week there. Maybe even another day. But your best friend/ partner/ spouse tells you it’s not that bad and you’ve been through worse and can survive it.
She/ he just belittled your situation and you’re now not going to do anything to make a change about the thing that has been bothering you the most. Maybe you have been through another event in your life, but why does that mean that you have to suffer? Let alone suffer daily…Suffer almost every minute of the day…dread going to work, and even dread part of your weekends…unable to relax because you know what’s coming next…Your life and your career weren’t meant to be suffered or “dealt with”.
Did you ever think that maybe that person should try to deal with it instead before you giving advice that doesn’t work? (It’s okay, I won’t tell, I promise!)
It is oftentimes from the harshest truths that we learn what comes next in our lives.
I have spoken to women who have wanted to try to make it work in a current workplace because they are afraid what would happen if they left…Some have feared what it would like on a resume, who would hire them if they didn’t have enough experience, or if even they were too old.
What if I told you life would be better? It might even be better than what you’re letting yourself imagine. What would your career be like if you removed the limits? Would a $50K raise fit that bill? Once you’ve removed yourself from the nightmare, you can begin think about the dream.
The dream might sound unattainable but it’s not. It requires hard work and dedication- and thinking bigger. It also requires not letting anyone steal it from you just like that friend/ partner/ spouse belittled your situation. It is oftentimes those are that closest to us who are fearful for us and in an attempt to protect us and keep us safe- keep us inside of the bad situation instead. It’s up to us to fight for what we want. Now, if I sat here and told you exactly what you wanted to hear- that the people who are closest to you will always be in your corner- then you would believe them when they said it’s not “that bad” or “you can deal”. I’m here to tell you to listen to your gut and do something about the careers you hate, and life is too short to be miserable everyday- and you are worth more. And if you don’t believe that the dream is attainable, then it won’t be. But if you do believe that’s within your grasp, then it will be.
I’m here to help your dream career more attainable so you can live a happy, fulfilled life. If you’re ready to take action on that, I would love to speak with you. Click the link below to get started!