Your Career Matters to Every Part of Your Life. So, Create a Destination Worthy of You.
She was shot down for a promotion.
“That’s ok,” she told herself….”I didn’t want to work that hard or play those ridiculous office politics, anyway!”
Just under the surface, she was crushed.
Deep down, under her rationalizing brain, her mind began to spin.
Thoughts and feelings of all the times she was ignored, overlooked,
even mocked for being her.
All those feelings came streaming out.
Not to worry, she knew exactly how to suppress them.
Wine with friends, they will understand and so, a night out bitching together,
“Job” myths…..finally busted!
“You must work hard, be unhappy (isn’t everyone)…..in a job, miserable?”
“You must work more the more you get paid…..”
“You must be a political, arrogant, self- seeking person to get ahead….”
“You must be vicious to others to be successful…..”
“You must leave the corporate world to be happy.”
What a bunch of junk!!
There are so many myths about work and jobs that it has created real conflict in many of us!
I also see many folks pursuing their “work for myself” dream and it just doesn’t get going because of multiple issues.
Here are the JOB MYTHS BUSTED:
Work can be fun and enjoyable and aligned with your inner self!
You Are in Control..it’s Your Life
But, they don’t tell you that, do they? Don’t forget…your career, your life….it’s a new year. Maybe you have been convinced that you aren’t worth the next promotion? Maybe you keep working for the same boss?
Perhaps you are confused that being the perfect student and hard worker isn’t working anymore and you feel stifled by making sure everything is just right before you take a step. Perhaps you’ve studied the Law of Attraction and wonder why it isn’t working for you?
Is there more month than pay? Did your Holidays feel extra tight?
Take Control…it’s Your LIFE!
Let’s talk about how…HERE.
Take a few minutes to answer these inner questions.
Where is your time going? Do we spend time, use time or lose time?
I remember this one time when my old car pulled up next to me at a light. My red hybrid Camry looked ok for its age. Bumper a bit scratched and I wondered if it rode as well as it did for the five years I drove it. Nostalgia hit me like a sudden life movie began playing.
Where was I when I drove that car? Who was I when I bought it?
I was striving to be someone more than I was at the time. The car wasn’t my answer to that, I just wanted the car for practical reasons,
Office Politics Can Kill Your Success or Make It!
There are ways to rise above office politics to continue to succeed with your job. Easier said than done, right? Wrong! There are some great things you can do to kick your office politics in the butt. Think about it simply, office politics is just your differences between other people. Really, It all comes down to communicating effectively and developing awesome relationships. When we fix those, we beat office politics.
1. Map Your Organization
Office politics often work their way around the set hierarchal positions. Many have different relationships with others so even though those who are below you may be given more information or tasks depending on where they fall into the office “map”.