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Thoughts on how to break out of your rut and achieve your job search goals

Thoughts on how to break out of your rut and achieve your job search goals

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  • 1. Blast Out of Your Rut Laura Parrino Byxbe Career Management Consultant Right Management Consultants
  • 2. Discontent
    • 40% - Job is very or extremely stressful
    • 25% - #1 stressor in life
    • 60% - Pressured to work too much
    • 56% - somewhat or completely dissatisfied with job
    • 85% - Overworked and unappreciated
  • 3. Engagement
    • Engaged Workers:
      • Satisfied with their work (enjoyment)
      • Committed to two years of employment
      • Give their best everyday
    • Disengaged Workers:
      • 60% Disengaged
      • 25% Engaged
      • 15% Actively disengaged – the workplace “on board terrorist” seeking to undermine operations
  • 4. Defining the malaise
    • BURNOUT
    • STUCK
    • RUT
  • 5. Burnout
    • How do you know you’re burned out?
    • “Physical and mental exhaustion, as a result of long-term stress.”
  • 6. Causes of Burn-out
    • Incongruence of values, priorities and work
    • Living other people’s expectations
    • Issues appear bigger than they are
    • Lack of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation
    • Failing to care for yourself
  • 7. Causes of Burnout
    • Adding to your ‘to-do’ list without deleting
    • Forgetting to express gratitude – existing in fault and blame
    • Overlooking the importance of humor
    • Doing work that is no longer challenging
    • Forgetting your passions
  • 8. Stuck
    • How do you know you are stuck?
    • “To be at or come to a standstill; become fixed, blocked, checked or obstructed”
    • Resistance that is fear-based
  • 9. What Keeps Us Stuck
    • Not knowing what we want
    • Stoicism
    • Distraction (busy-ness)
    • Fear
    • Difficult job market
    • Lack of portable skills
    • A required tradeoff (family, health insurance)
  • 10. What Keeps Us Stuck
    • No energy
    • Lethargy, complacency
    • Depression
    • High Tolerance for Pain
    • Dissaproval
  • 11. Rut
    • How do you know you’re in a rut?
    • “A fixed and usually boring routine.”
  • 12. What keeps you in your rut?
    • Safety
    • Fear of/paralyzed by change
    • Failing to see options
    • Choosing the path of least resistance
    • Pigeon-holing yourself
    • Myths
    • Limiting self beliefs
    • Overwhelmed by the enormity of the task
    • Gremlins
    • Failure to understand obstacles
    • Routines – surroundings, people, habits
    • Incentive isn’t big enough
  • 13. Shocking New Study!
    • 87%….would rather cut off a finger than lose their job!
    • 48%….would willingly amputate a foot if it meant they would have lifelong employment!
  • 14. What do I want…
    • Job…
    • Career….
    • Calling…
  • 15. Five Stages of following a calling
    • The Call
    • The Search
    • The Struggle
    • The Breakthrough
    • The Return
  • 16. Following a Calling
    • Do you really have a choice?
    • An internal and spiritual process…
    • Be prepared for your life to turn upside down
    • Sacrifice
    • Paradox
  • 17. Do What You Love….
    • Getting Rich Your Own Way – Srully Blotnick research project – 1982
    • 1500 people – Group A – 83% of sample- career chosen for making money now in order to do what they love later
    • Group B – 17% of sample - chose their career based on what they wanted to do now, and worry about the money later
  • 18. Do What You Love…
    • In 20 years –
    • 101 of the 1500 became millionaires…
    • All but 1 came from Group B!
  • 19. Suggestions for Rut-Blasting
    • Identify the problem – burnout, stuck, rut
    • Consult your death – write an obit
    • Create a mission statement (“The Path”) Laurie Beth Jones, www.franklincovey.com – “mission builder”
    • Acknowledge resistance & reality
  • 20. Suggestions for Rut-Blasting
    • Make a spiritual connection
    • Volunteer – www.volunteercenter.org
    • Treasure Map
    • Update your skill sets/take a class
    • “ Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours.” – You hear the word no at least144,000 times before you are 18
    • Find a coach, mentor or success team.
  • 21. Suggestions for Rut blasting
    • Attitude of Gratitude/Gratitude Journal
    • Practice extreme self care
    • Eliminate tolerances
    • Celebrate small action steps
    • Change your scenery
  • 22. Action Steps