Not satisfied in your work life?
If you not satisfied in your work life, please read on...
For years in my career I thought that the reason for my dissatisfaction was the job. I came to realise later, that the reason was me. Looking back at my career prior to working as a professional and personal coach, counsellor and mentor, I was not being me. Feedback told me that I was very hard working and achieved very good results. However, this did not cut it.
Are you able to distinguish between what you are very good at and what you really enjoy? It took me years to make the distinction. I grew up in my career with the belief that I had to play to my strengths, embedded by teachers, parents and line managers.
I would like to suggest that you spend a few minutes today answering this question for yourself.
How would you feel if you were enjoying about 70% of your work life? An achievable goal, I think?
A starting point could be "which skills do I enjoy using in my existing role?"
"What can I do to increase the amount of time applying these skills?"
For example, if you enjoy planning and organising, could you spend the first 30 minutes of your workday revising your to-do list for the next week? This fits with the concept that baby steps in the right direction can increase your level of satisfaction incrementally. For example, by 1 point, up a scale from 1-10.
Try it and let me know how you get on.
If you would benefit from help and support with your needs and wants, do get in touch!
Big Love, Pam