I fell into the trap of believing I would not make it if I didn’t do what those people were doing, so I tried to make that work for quite some time. I couldn’t take it anymore, I got so fed up with myself for trying to master all the different social platforms and feeling like a fraud and I was so tired of seeing all these coaches trying to scare and guilt me into buying their products and portraying an image that for me was and is not real.
I was bubbly, excited, feeling confident and proud, I did just finish my first assignment for OPRAH so my confidence levels were bursting and I was living the life I had always thought impossible, in Manhattan, NYC
I finally threw in the towel and I gave up! It hurt like hell — something, I thought was right for me turned out to be a big fat epic fail. YES, I know it’s not a popular thing to say, however, it’s the truth! I felt as if I was trying to push against a brick wall — nothing moved, nothing was flexible and I was deeply sad about my life and my career.
Not nearly enough who do reflect on their career, reap the benefits of glancing back on the past 12 months we tend to rush which results in many learnings and successes have gone missing.
So in order for you to get clarity, set new goals or resolutions, it's smart to clean out in your career mistakes and bad habits you've adopted before moving on and leaving behind 2016.
In business and in life it really is all about focus and goals. Ask yourself - what do you want? as in what do you REALLY want. If you do this and make sure to write out a plan you will have a direct route to your dreams. Look at it this way, any successful business has a business plan, a plan which allows the business to grow and succeed. So why should you not have a business plan for your career?
A few months ago I had a client come to me for Career Coaching, she had just moved to Amsterdam and she really wanted to jumpstart her career and begin her new life.
The thing is, when moving to a new country we don't always have the opportunity to start working at the same level as we had before moving I have heard that time and time again, and most have to start over from scratch, this can be quite concerning and daunting.
Visualizing your performance and planning ahead of time is something many athletes are doing. They are seeing every detail, feeling every feeling, and mentally working through every possible scenario before they go out there and reach their goals. The same techniques can be applied to any goal you might have for your life, school or career. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the time and effort to do and your success rate will be a lot higher.