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5 reasons you're miserable at work, and what to do about itPresentation Transcript
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.
The top 5 reasons women are miserable at work are:
Impossible to balance work and family
Chronic financial distress
Struggling to use skills that aren’t “natural”
Feeling undervalued and disrespected
Little joy or meaning
Top 5 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work
GAIN BALANCE -
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.
INCREASE FINANCIAL HEALTH -
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.
USE SKILLS THAT ARE FUN -
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.
Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
4. CLAIM YOUR RESPECT –
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.
5. EXPAND JOY AND MEANING -
Determine what endeavors and activities make you joyful, and begin today to focus on these.
It’s up to you, and you CAN do this!
Tips for Addressing 5 Reasons for Career Misery
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
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
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
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
Abundantly successful career women say…
“ I know myself well enough to define what success is for me and to take actions to put those things into place .”
A joyful, fulfilling career has these traits:
Feels meaningful to you
Allows you to use the talents and skills you enjoy
Connects you with people you respect and admire
Encourages you to stretch and grow in ways that are exciting
Makes you feel proud of what you do
Generates the income you need and want
Gives you the opportunity to focus on your family as you wish
Whether it’s a job or a calling, you’re being all you want to be
Excerpted from responses from Kathy’s Women Succeeding Abundantly National Study
What a Fulfilling Career Looks Like
Follow Kathy’s Six-Step Model for Career Change
STEP BACK – Determine what isn’t working in your career, and what must change, and why
LET GO - Uncover and release the blocks to your success
SAY YES! - Understand what you truly want to focus on in your work
EXPLORE - Refine your career options from “sound-great! ideas” vs. real-life directions that fit with your values, priorities, and needs
REFINE - Determine the two most promising new career paths
COMMIT/CREATE – Develop a S.M.A.R.T. and doable timeline and action plan to research, determine, and achieve your new career path
How to Change Your Career - Change Your Life!
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: email@example.com www.elliacommunications.com and www.breakdownbreakthrough.com Change Your Career - Change Your Life!