In my career coaching practice, I hear from clients every day telling me that the passion they once had for their work is non-existent. The reasons are similar:
♦ There is way more work to be done than time in the day
♦ They are receiving conflicting feedback from a boss (or many bosses)
♦ Projects are thrown at them with no explanation
♦ A mentality of “Just get it done” prevents
them from doing the quality work they feel called to do
♦ The onslaught of information from too many sources is overwhelming.
You start to really feel like a cog in the system that no one recognizes or appreciates. Our fast-paced culture perpetuates the idea that we can’t slow down, that we have to excuse bad behavior and that there’s no place for the social niceties we once enjoyed – water cooler conversations, having a boss that is on your side, feeling like you’re all in it together. Once we lose this, we are in danger of suffering from emotional exhaustion and a dissociation from our core values. We lose ourselves, our identity, in our work. The line where work ends and we begin gets dangerously blurred.
Have you ever said any of these things to yourself:
- “I don’t know if I can work another day.”
- “I am totally exhausted. I have nothing left to give this job.”
- “This just isn’t worth it anymore.”
- “Is this all there is in life? Is this all I can ever expect?”
- “Jobs don’t grow on trees; I guess I’m lucky to have any job in this economy. I just have to bite the bullet.”
- “I have a family to support. Once my kids are grown/out of the house/in college/in high school, I will look for something else.”
- “Who do I think I am?! This is life, and you do whatever you have to in order to survive.”
Have you “checked out” at work and feel like you are just going through the motions? Are you more irritated at work and lash out in anger more often than you’d like? Is your job just about the paycheck now? Do you crave something more exciting, more challenging, more “you” – something worth waking up for in the morning? Do you want to stay in your job but need to figure out – fast – how to become more connected to your purpose within the company?
If so, then you are experiencing what 80% of my clients feel — you are not alone. And despite what you think or what your friends or loved ones tell you, you are NOT crazy. Everyone deserves to feel some degree of satisfaction for the work they do, whatever that happens to be. You do not have to settle for a work life devoid of joy, fulfillment and possibilities.
You owe it to yourself to spend some time exploring what is possible. You deserve the chance to reconnect to your passion and power. My coaching groups or workshops are your opportunity to discover what is possible, to take a step in the right direction toward something different. You are in control, you get to decide what that “something different” looks like to you – a new job, new career or staying where you are and reconnecting to your original purpose and enthusiasm, what I call your “first day” passion of starting a new job filled with possibilities and opportunities.
In 2016, I am restructuring my workshops to a weekend format. Instead of taking three workshops over the course of three months (I offered workshops that built upon one another in three sequential months), I am now presenting them starting on Saturday morning starting with a light breakfast at 8 a.m., an interactive course from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., a working lunch, then additional sessions from 1-4 p.m. Dinner is on your own, then we pick up again on Sunday morning with breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by final sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information about my private life and executive coaching business, visit my website at Solution-Focused Coaching Services.
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