Career Kick in the Pants is the place for you if the “tried and true” advice from career counselors just hasn’t worked for you, and you need a different tack to get moving on your career change. In my experience there are only three boulders blocking your path to a rewarding career. The good new is usually only one of them will apply to your. Indecision is a career block stemming from poor decision skills
Your career is important to the well-being and happiness in your life because it is so much more than a means of making money to put food on the table and a roof over your head. Your career expresses yourself at your deepest level. Through your career you build a place and a space in this world. Your career focuses your creative energy. Your career is the arena where you win battles, lose battles. Through that willing and losing you expand yourself into a new way of looking at the world. And that is why your career is a cornerstone to your well-being and happiness. Read more ›
Here’s the thing . We can be right in the middle of “doing the doing” required by our business, yet finding ourselves going nowhere. To paraphrase the White Queen, we are running as hard as we can, just to stay in the same place.
There is always momentum. The question you need to ask yourself is am I building momentum in the direction of success, or am I building momentum in the opposite direction.
If you are dragging yourself to your desk feeling like there is a pound of lead in your belly, then you know that you are building momentum in the wrong direction. I am talking to you from experience. Over half of my life, I struggled with all the approved and responsible things. My success was limited because most of my “doing” was accompanied by feelings of discouragement and dejection. Unaware of what I was doing, I was building momentum towards failure.
I don’t care what the Pundits of Punjabi (AKA parents, teachers, professors, your boss, professional gurus), just checking off the items on the to-do list is not going to move you through the winners goal posts.
What moves you through the winner’s goal post is success momentum. So what is success momentum. It is completing the items on the task lists of your goal combined with feelings of encouragement, confidence, incentive. Most important it is feeling an awareness of your own value.
Right now, I hear you saying to yourself how simplistic and utterly stupid that is.
There is power potential in small ideas, so nurture the acorn of your business idea. Over a lifetime I have racked up so many failures. Seventy percent of those failures came from immediately dismissing an idea because it was so small. Until I saw the light, I thought only big ideas had any value and I never had any big ideas.
Yes, there are people who started with a big idea, ran with it and transformed it into something big overnight. They are a tiny minority. Appreciate their success and move on. Don’t trap yourself into discouragement by comparing yourself with them. There is an alternate road to success that is easily in reach from where you stand right this moment. This is the road I have named nurture the acorn. Read more ›