With change comes ambiguity in full force. There is nothing clear, certain or controllable inside of this feeling. This uncomfortable state requires you to come to your center—that place of quiet. As you go into your center and just be with the uncomfortable, notice and observe rather than do or act, you give space. This space is what is necessary for things to move around and reorganize into a direction of action to take. There needs to be space for new things to happen.
Think of a change you are making and notice what comes up when you think about it. Then take one of the things that surface for you and bring it into your center. Bring it into the center of your thinking, into the center of your feeling and the center of your body and just surround it with your presence and love. Do nothing, just be with it and surround it with love. Then notice what transpires.
What do you notice about the thing that surfaced for you in your change?
What the message?
What do you notice that has already changes inside of you by doing the exercise?
A few career questions to shine your light into the world.
What did you want to do as a child?
Where do you loose all sense of time?
How does your body feel when you think about your work?
Who are you at work?
What are your work values?
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,”who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love)
If you don’t enjoy your current job or the career, change it! You spend more time at work than any other single area of your life. It has direct effects on your physical, mental and emotional states of health. It is extremely important that you like what you do. You cannot help but like what you do if it is based on who you are inside; as and individual. In coaching, I help you to reconnect to your true self through working with your personal values, especially in career coaching.
You are passion. You cannot be anything else. You were conceived as a impulse of divine passion and you were nurtured by the energy of the feminine life force into existence. You were attracted to the energies and genetics of your parents and to the situations that would come your way because of their location and placement on this earth. When you deny that you are an impulse of divine intention you deny your very core essence. This life is about all of us knowing how to become the fullest expression of our passionate heart. It is your heart that carries the secrets of your soul’s wisdom. You mind is there to protect you. Your body is there to connect you to all of nature and this life. Let creation move and mold you. Let yourself be shaped by the sacred breath of the Divine Feminine. She is showing you something. She is vibrating you into existence and gifting you with multiple unique opportunities to express life. Let yourself be as big as possible. Let no part of yourself resist your passion. Let your mind protect you so that you choose wisely. And know that you are protected and always in the loving heart of the Divine.
You can be successful in your career and motherhood at the same time! It’s a matter of defining what you consider to be successful both in your career and as a mother. Then prioritizing the most important achievements in each area and truly letting go of what you decide is not important. Remember there is only one of you! No one can do everything!
What is your personal definition of career and motherhood success?
What 5 things do you want to achieve this year in your career?
What 5 things do you want to achieve as a mother this year?
All working moms struggle with work-life balance. Look for ways to relieve the stress such as hiring help with house cleaning, laundry, or possibly healthy food delivery services a couple times a week. Also delegating tasks at the workplace and not taking on more responsibilities than your work time allows.
Get advice and support from other working moms you trust and hire a personal coach. Coaching is about hiring a relationship that you help design for the purpose of supporting you in ways that will move you forward past obstacles you cannot shatter alone. You hire coaches for your children, hire a coach for yourself today!
You don’t have to be in burnout in your career to profit from meditating. If you are experiencing too much negativity, feeling sluggish, tired, frustrated, and even a sense of disconnect from your career, then meditating can restore optimism and reconnect you to what is important in your career.
If you can relax, let go and trust your inner wisdom for guidance, then your career can gently unfold with ease, fulfillment, and complete authenticity. Your inner wisdom is always available to you; the key is unwinding the chatter from the obstacles that life throws at you on a regular basis. Meditating regularly helps you to remove disorder and confusion and re-connect with your higher mind.
Have you meditated today?
If you have never tried career meditation, watch for a 12min career meditation blog from me this month.
Often it can feel as though you’re paying it forward in your career without any return. One reason for this delusion is because the return doesn’t come from the same place or person you pay forward. In other words you give help to someone in need without expecting something in return simply because you can—trusting that what goes around, comes around. Because that person does not directly pay you back, it can seem as if you only pay out. One way to balance the scales of giving and receiving is to look consciously for all the ways you receive each day. Turn up the volume of gratitude in your life. When you give for the joy of giving, the return can unfold to you in spectacular ways that you need it most.
It’s easy to get stuck in what’s comfortable in a career. It’s when what was comfortable becomes unbearable that we do something different. Or some catastrophic career thing happens, like losing our job to make us change course in our career. We seek change, but we are scared of it. Change in small, self-imposed increments can strengthen us for catastrophic career happenings by giving us more resources to pull from; for example taking a class to learn something new or taking on work responsibilities that grow us in a new direction.
What action can you take today to stretch yourself in a way that compels you forward in your career?
Chances are that change is before you, and it could be showing up as dissatisfaction somehow in your career. Perhaps it’s time to let go of what’s always been comfortable and courageously step up to more challenge and responsibility in your career. Whether you are looking for a new job, reaching for promotion, returning from a career break or changing careers entirely; change is part of it.
Your career is that journey of jobs and trades that you throw your energy into throughout your life. Make sure it aligns with your personal values to give you the maximum amount of fulfillment.
What do you need to let go of?
What is possible?
What are your key strengths?
How best can you match your strengths to your job?
Your career is your path that outlines the progressive actions you have taken throughout the lifetime of your occupation(s). Your path is as unique as your personality. It is full of choices you get to make that have a lot of impact on your wellbeing. As you think about your career path answer the following questions and see what you can discover about yourself.
How many jobs have you had in your career path?
Of that number, how many gave you joy regularly?
Name 3 things from your favorite job(s) that filled you with joy regularly.
Notice which of you personal values correspond with what gives you joy and what that message might be telling you.