Yikes….I was told as a young girl that talking about money is rude. Money is also the root of all evil, right? I really need to stay away from money. It is bad….and people with it are bad!! Those were the messages I grew up with, how about you? Just like many of us, I was raised to be honest, modest and a hard worker.
I was raised that envy, money and greed go together. So, work hard for little money is how that works out…heck no! As a young catholic girl money was the devil and to be avoided at all costs! But, we need money. We need money to live, to give and to create comfort.
Planting the Right Seeds for Your Career Success
Each spring seeds are planted all around the globe.
We reap what we plant.
And, we must tend to our plantings.
I hear this all the time…….
“Why am I NOT getting the promotion?”
“Why do I always get a bully boss?”
“I work so many hours and it never seems to matter.”
Amazingly, we miss the idea of planting the RIGHT seeds, when it comes to our careers and life.
Seeds are marked, planted and managed….right soil, irrigation, and eliminating pests.
Being bombed out as a little girl, refugee to Germany and the life of being unwanted was all she knew. Teenage years battling an eating disorder hurt her deeply, she barely survived that.
Some days being angry and hateful was the only defense.
Until she found her strength in the gym.
Years ago, being strong meant lifting the most weight. Milijana was a true super-hero in the gym. Medals, awards and being recognized as the strongest women in Croatia were proud moments. She thought it would take away the years of trauma. Trauma was weighing on her in many ways, eating disorder, suicidal thoughts and deep rage.
She found her safety in the gym,
I found my dream job, and so can you!
I was really focused on a job title, and what title I should go after. However, once I had clarity about the type of work I wanted to do in great detail, the job came to me, I didn’t have to go for the job.
I had to make a list of all the things I wanted in my new career. What were the qualities of the job, how did I feel working in my new career, what was my team like, how did they feel about me, how did I feel about them.
EVERYTHING I put on that piece of paper I have in my life today.
My career was full of them.
Not speaking up because I felt being too smart and quick would offend my boss, procrastinating to do something because it involved someone I was threatened by, or just not giving it my all, because the blow back and hidden criticisms hurt too much.
This all created patterns in me that eventually led to energy blocks.
Energy Blocks show up in our career and life as stuck, stifled and fear based living.
Your career is likely showing sign of these same energy blocks and eventually, breast cancer.
Fear of rejection, fear of making mistakes, not owning the room and not feeling worthy–
Anto went from lost to “I am worth it!”
She was feeling like life was just going to be hard.
Her personal life was in shambles, her career never really took off.
Struggle and hardship was “normal’ for her.
Anto’s inner self knew there must be more.
She had no idea where to turn.
We talked, I urged her that something better was in her future.
She had to make THE decision.
She had to realize she was worth it.
She was worth it….she knew it, but she needed a strong coach to hold her through the re-invention of herself.
Getting pushed back from life is a common problem.
Getting thrown into caring for elderly and sick parents, caring for them as they die and having to juggle a full-time job and life is a heavy load.
Just ask, Rosalind. She tells her full comeback story here.
She was in that situation last year, having lost her job due to her obligation to her ailing mom.
She followed her heart (and she has a big one!).
She lost her job of over 2 decades….a workplace that couldn’t give her the needed flexibility.
Sadly, both her parents died within months, leaving her to care for the family home and get a new job.
Jeannine and I “met” on my Hay House Radio show.
She called in, young mother, budding executive and a passion project on the side.
Oh and the lawyer husband and family dynamics…..LIFE!
She was proving her worth by taking on projects at work and moving her career along, but the pace and losing track of her priorities had her “spinning plates” too fast.
Her story is every working mothers’ story.
She was taking on more to prove her worth and move up. It was stifling her, stressing her out and was pushing her to make a big career mistake.
“I’ll just work part-time and then I can do it all,
It is in the moments when we choose something different, something courageous, something from our inner being, our life goes up or down.
Yuliya was suffering in her Computer Science career. Living and working in Prague, she thought she would rather write for a living. A blog that she wasn’t inspired to write….a career where she felt small and unsuccessful, she needed answers. She was shrinking and felt horrible each and every day. Her inner being wouldn’t let her go….she found a way to get the help she needed. Her story is inspiring to all of us who felt desperate to get out.
Listen to this woman who overcame all the obstacles that one can face;
Laurie’s story is the one of so many women I speak to. Each week I speak to women who have a career disruption and off they go….doubt and worry and gremlins begin to take up residence. The tapes play all day long….
“I’m not as good as I thought.”
“I’m not able to interview.”
“Will my career and earnings ever come back?”
So many disrupted careers due to job loss, job trauma, spouse relocation and other disruptions….sometimes leaving an emotionally distressing job without a plan can cause many limiting beliefs.
We are what we think, we think the same thoughts over and over and soon they become full of feelings and literally control our reality.