5 reasons you're miserable at work, and what to do about it

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5 reasons you're miserable at work, and what to do about it

  1. 1. 5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work and What to Do About It - J une 16 th Teleseminar with Kathy Caprino Kathy Caprino, M.A. Women’s Career and Life Breakthrough Coach Ellia Communications, Inc. www.elliacommunications.com [email_address] 203-834-9933 Based on the book Breakdown, Breakthrough : The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose By Kathy Caprino, M.A.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Today, 9 out of 10 women are having at least one of the 12 “hidden” crises, and over 50% don’t know what to do about it. (For more info, see Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough ) </li></ul><ul><li>Working women are on the rise, but the dominant white-male competitive career model doesn’t fit </li></ul><ul><li>Women and family – women still handle majority of the domestic responsibility. Balancing is virtually impossible. </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s preferred approaches, styles, values, and work/life needs are radically different from men’s </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s midlife crises are on the rise – the search continues for meaning, balance, and satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>A general lack of understanding of women’s unique challenges </li></ul>You are Not Alone
  3. 3. <ul><li>You are chronically wanting to be where you are not… </li></ul><ul><li>You feel inauthentic and fake the majority of time </li></ul><ul><li>You’re chronically ill and exhausted </li></ul><ul><li>You dread going into work each day </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t laugh or feel joy during the day </li></ul><ul><li>You have a strong gut feeling that you’re meant to do something else (yes - meant for bigger things!) </li></ul><ul><li>You feel disrespected and demoralized at work </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t “fit in” </li></ul><ul><li>You feel you’re wasting your talents and skills </li></ul>You Know It’s Time to Change Jobs When…
  4. 4. <ul><li>The top 5 reasons women are miserable at work are: </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to balance work and family </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic financial distress </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling to use skills that aren’t “natural” </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling undervalued and disrespected </li></ul><ul><li>Little joy or meaning </li></ul>Top 5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work
  5. 5. <ul><li>GAIN BALANCE - </li></ul><ul><li>Determine your top 3 life and work priorities, and honor these. Stop overfunctioning (doing more than is necessary, appropriate, healthy), and let go of perfectionism. </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE FINANCIAL HEALTH - </li></ul><ul><li>Become intimate with your money and recognize your real worth. Create a solid budget, develop strong financial goals, and stop over-spending. Revise negative beliefs around money. </li></ul><ul><li>USE SKILLS THAT ARE FUN - </li></ul><ul><li>Take Kathy’s FREE Career Path Assessment – understand exactly what talents and skills are EASY and FUN for you to use, and change directions to use these more frequently. </li></ul>Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
  6. 6. <ul><li>4. CLAIM YOUR RESPECT – </li></ul><ul><li>Start with SELF-respect. Become more authentic and real in your work. Speak up about who you are and what’s important. Enforce your boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>5. EXPAND JOY AND MEANING - </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what endeavors and activities make you joyful, and begin today to focus on these. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s up to you, and you CAN do this! </li></ul>Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
  7. 7. From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - In Relationship with Self - You need to take back your power from a source outside yourself. “ I Don’t Like Who I’ve Become” You are grieving lost parts of yourself that need to be reclaimed. “ I Can’t Overcome This Loss” The body is communicating what the lips are not. “ I Can’t Resolve My Chronic Health Issues” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Self
  8. 8. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - In Relationship with Others - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You need to recognize your worth so you don’t have to prove it over and over. “ I Can’t Get Out of This Crushing Competition” Your boundaries are in need of strengthening. “ I Can’t Break This Cycle of Mistreatment” You are reliving past trauma over speaking up. “ I Can’t Speak Up with Power” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Others
  9. 9. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - Relationship with the World - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You are resisting the fact that you can make a difference. “ I Can’t Find a Way to Help Others and the World” You have been denying the power of your unique gifts. “ I Can’t Use My Real Talents in Life and Work” You are valuing money above all else in your life. “ I Can’t Escape This Financial Trap” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with the World
  10. 10. Overcoming the 12 Hidden Crises of Working Women - Relationship with Your Higher Self - From Kathy’s book Breakdown Breakthrough . All rights reserved. You have mistakenly believed others who say you should let your dreams go. “ I Can’t Do Work and Play that I Love” You are over-functioning (doing more than is healthy, appropriate, and necessary) and trying for perfection, in order to control your world. “ I Can’t Balance Life and Work” You are somehow connected to struggle (from your past) and need to release it. “ I Can’t Keep Things from Falling Apart” Step Back to Explore Hidden Crises in Relationship with Higher Self
  11. 11. <ul><li>Abundantly successful career women say… </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know myself well enough to define what success is for me and to take actions to put those things into place .” </li></ul><ul><li>A joyful, fulfilling career has these traits: </li></ul><ul><li>Feels meaningful to you </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to use the talents and skills you enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Connects you with people you respect and admire </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages you to stretch and grow in ways that are exciting </li></ul><ul><li>Makes you feel proud of what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Generates the income you need and want </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you the opportunity to focus on your family as you wish </li></ul><ul><li>Whether it’s a job or a calling, you’re being all you want to be </li></ul><ul><li>Excerpted from responses from Kathy’s Women Succeeding Abundantly National Study </li></ul>What a Fulfilling Career Looks Like
  12. 12. <ul><li>Follow Kathy’s Six-Step Model for Career Change </li></ul><ul><li>STEP BACK – Determine what isn’t working in your career, and what must change, and why </li></ul><ul><li>LET GO - Uncover and release the blocks to your success </li></ul><ul><li>SAY YES! - Understand what you truly want to focus on in your work </li></ul><ul><li>EXPLORE - Refine your career options from “sound-great! ideas” vs. real-life directions that fit with your values, priorities, and needs </li></ul><ul><li>REFINE - Determine the two most promising new career paths </li></ul><ul><li>COMMIT/CREATE – Develop a S.M.A.R.T. and doable timeline and action plan to research, determine, and achieve your new career path </li></ul>How to Change Your Career - Change Your Life!
  13. 13. Where to start? 1) Take Kathy’s FREE Career Path Assessment 2) Get a one-hour career consultation 3) Join Kathy in her three-month private Breakthrough Career Coaching Program For more information, contact: Kathy Caprino Women’s Career and Life Breakthrough Coach Ellia Communications, Inc. (203) 834-9933 Email: kathy@elliacommunications.com www.elliacommunications.com and www.breakdownbreakthrough.com Change Your Career - Change Your Life!

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