Feeling Stuck? Inertia Got You Down?
It constantly amazes me the incredibly competent and gifted people (mainly women) I get in my work who don't see themselves as incredibly competent and gifted.
They somehow believe that they don't have the right or the capability to do what they are being called to do.
It's BS. If this is you, let's talk.
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Overwork & Overwhelm
A common reaction when people start to lose their confidence is to overwork, to try to prove themselves.
Pretty soon you end up way out of your "swim lane", responsible for the world and it's not going well.
And it's a downward spiral. The more you work, the more stress you have and the less executive presence you have. So you become less influential leading to less confidence and more overwork...
Lather, rinse, repeat...or not. Your choice.
All of this contributes to, and is caused by, toxic work environments: gaslighting, exclusion, bullying, bias, or just plain bad management skills. Sometimes it's about having left the workforce for a time and wanting something different but not knowing how.
Gallup runs this incredibly depressing employee engagement survey every year. At the time of this writing, American companies averaged 22% engagement. Think about it. That means 88% of people are NOT engaged at work. And by now there is ample evidence that engagement is highly correlated with performance and results.
The first step to mastering leadership out of this quagmire is to work on yourself.
Nobody should have to experience not feeling seen, heard, and recognized for their contribution and talents. When you yearn to create bigger more positively impactful results in the world, feeling the stuckness of a status quo can be painful.
Meanwhile, you also want and deserve a life. You need time for your family, home, friends, travel... Many people fear taking on more responsibility, they think that will mean too much work, too much stress and pressure.
The truth is it's not an either or situation. If you are aligned at just right challenge and you are setting empowered boundaries, you can contribute more and impact the changes you wish to see in the world with less strife, less cognitive disonance and more zest.
Just being around horses has been well researched and proven to lower stress and help us to detoxify.
Benefits of horse-assisted coaching include: developing executive presence, mastering energetic boundaries, gaining mutual respect, and increasing confidence.
Janet has been instrumental in my leadership development. I've hired Janet on 3 different occasions for different work situations I was in.
Janet has helped me understand dysfunctional work relationships and navigate ways to re-work them into productive relationships.
She also helped me dive into what I'm most passionate about and build a track record that ultimately led to me getting a great job opportunity that I love.
Janet has been a trusted thought partner and coach and I highly recommend her to my friends and colleagues.
Executive Coach iRestart
Janet is a consummate professional who is in a league all on her own. Her intuitive depth is not only accurate, it's excavating.
I have journeyed into places I never knew existed because of Janet, and as a result, have been able to do deeper work than I ever thought possible.
She connects the dots in my history and quickly, yet gently, takes me down the road to recovery.
I am grateful to have done incredible work with her guidance.
Janet is one of those rare individuals that sees beyond what is truly there.
I reached out with the interest of learning how to navigate a challenging work environment.
I was immediately impressed with Janet's skills, compassion and knowledge in the first ten minutes of our conversation. She asked the right questions, listened carefully to my situation and quickly offered helpful advice and resources. I immediately felt as if I had an ace in my pocket.
As we deepened our discussions, she began to work with me on the idea of not only fixing my current situation but creating the ideal work environment based on my strengths and addressing my weaknesses. She helped me understand with clarity what makes me tick and what I want and need to be successful in my career.
I recommend her with great enthusiasm. Thank you Janet!
1) Apply for a FREE Vision Clarity Session. I offer a complimentary 1-hour session to people who would like to explore coaching.
2) Co-create a plan. During our Vision Clarity Session we will get clear on the direction you want to go and what needs to shift for you to get there.
3) Show up for coaching. As soon as you sign up, you will receive a document on how to get the most from your coaching. Hint: you get out what you put in.
4) Work your plan. As we go along we will notice where any blockages or limiting beliefs are, and shift them.
5) Enjoy thriving!
Inertia has an extremely high, albeit hidden, cost.
What happens in your life if you carry on overworking and believing you don't really matter? How will it look in 5 or 10 years if you stay stuck? How will it look next year? If you just winced, here's what you need to know.
Toxic situations don't magically get better, they get worse. Exponentially worse as time goes on. Poison spreads and when our energy drains in one area of our life it affects other areas.
If we want something different for ourselves, if we want something different for the world, we have to decide to change. We have to decide to 'be the change'.
Be aligned, day-to-day, with your purpose
Purpose isn't some magical state available only to those select few who meditate on mountain tops.
Purpose and meaning can imbue your every day living.
You have a purpose. I guarantee it.
We all do.
Be fulfilled with just right challenge
Have you ever been working on something and been so engaged that you lost track of time?
That's what's known as a "flow" state.
When we have just right challenge in our work--not too easy, not impossibly difficult--we can feel in flow.
Feel confident that your contribution matters
When you are aligned, in flow, and working boundaries from an empowered place, your confidence soars.
Ever have that feeling that things are just working out for you?
That's what I want for you now.