To be successful means taking risk. It means being vulnerable. It means asking for help. It means searching deep within ourselves to discover what we were born to do."
I want to address a topic I hear a lot about. I've talked to a number of people who say that career coaching is a waste of money. In fact, I used to think that myself. Why should I pay somebody to tell me something I already know? The problem is every person that I've ever talked to that's said it's a waste of money has never actually hired a coach!
Wait...why should I take advice from somebody who's ever even used the very service they find overrated?
I'll be honest. Just like every other business, there are gimmicks out there. And career coaching may not be the right choice for you depending on where you're at in your career. But for anybody wanting to invest in accelerating their career, get themselves unstuck from a job they hate, or simply put together a good strategy for how to achieve their biggest goals, career coaching may work much better than you think.
Here are 4 things that career coaching can specifically help you address in your career today:
Last week I told you that 50% of the American workforce aren't satisfied with their jobs. If you haven't read my first post, go back and read it now.
Today I discuss 6 reasons why we're unsatisfied. (I'll give you a hint...it's not you, it's me)!
Man was made to work. We have been working from the beginning of time. From hunting food to inventing the iPhone. Everything we do comes at the heels of hard work.
Every great invention and technological innovation comes from toil and sweat. Nothing is created or sustained without labor.
So why are some people more driven then others? What makes some people excited and motivated to work and others just show up, collect a paycheck, and drift through their career?
Today we tackle some truths about job satisfaction and practical ways you can improve yours.
Make no mistake - this is no get rich quick scheme. What I'm talking about may be challenging to implement and won’t happen overnight. But it's essential to building a long and fulfilling career.
First, let's be honest about a couple of things:
's Sunday night and the looming dread of Monday morning is setting in.
Nearly two work-free days are about to be interrupted by that nasty four-letter word: WORK.
Monday's are the ultimate cliché. Gathering around the office coffee machine and catching up with coworkers about the weekend. Inevitably somebody asks, "How's it going?" To which somebody else automatically reply's, "Well, it's Monday"! Implying, without hesitation, that life has returned to normal and the dream of living in a "work-free" fantasy land has ended.
Look throughout the workplace and you see the phrase so well coined by the movie Office Space, "looks like you've got a case of the Monday's" is alive and well.
It's a dreadful site to see so many people miserably joking about how much they hate Monday's. What they're really saying is, "I don't want to work" or "I'd rather be anywhere but here".
Why is this so common? Why are so many people seemingly miserable at work?