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Career Change Series confidence


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Career Change Series confidence

  1. 1. Jenni Proctor Career Clarity
  3. 3. Crisis of confidence Personal Organisational Others
  4. 4. Changes Ways of doing things New technology Cultural changes Atmospheric shifts
  5. 5. Stress Deadlines Demands Clarity of work role
  6. 6. People Bullying Age and generations Being overlooked Poor management Communication issues
  7. 7. It’s all about attitudeMind set What you think What you believe How you respond How others perceive you
  8. 8. Fear factor Don’t want to end up worse off Consider the options from every angle Research Evaluate the options – Consider Plus, Minus and Interesting factors Learn to have an optimistic viewpoint  Visualise what you want rather than worry about what you fear
  9. 9. Fear Issues – Going backwards What is the worst that could happen? What is the BEST that could happen? What is the most likely outcome? Listen to your instinct as well as your logical mind
  10. 10. Fear issues - StudyStudy Your results at school have NOTHING to do with your capabilities Be certain this is what you want to do Access support Do your best……….but don’t kill yourself in the process!
  11. 11. What is resilience? Ability to “bounce back” Reduces the impact of negative experiences Long term stressors…..coping strategies Short term stressors……dealing with it Different people deal in different ways  Health and wellbeing  Individual factors – genetics, personality  Life history and experience  Social and community support
  12. 12. Indicators of resilience Make and carry out realistic plans Positive/optimistic view of self Confidence in strengths and abilities Skills in communication Skills in problem solving Able to manage strong emotions and impulses
  13. 13. Living with resilience Allow yourself to be imperfect Take time for YOU. Do things you enjoy Get involved in things that matter to you Be active Spend time with people who make you feel good Laugh Relationships Overcome procrastination, one step at a time Perspective Focus on things you can control Accept help and support
  14. 14. A resilient mindset Accept Change……It’s inevitable Avoid viewing problems as impossible Develop a hopeful outlook – Optimism is learned  Visualise what you want rather than worry about what you fear Progress towards realistic goals  “What is one thing I can do today that will help me move in the direction I want to go?”
  15. 15. A resilient mindset Take decisive action. Don’t hide your head in the sand! Keep things in perspective. Avoid catastrophizing Nurture a positive image of yourself Trust your instincts and your ability to solve problems Take opportunities for self-discovery and growth
  16. 16. Developing a positive mindsetThe Mental Toolbox – Register Select city CODE: JP3265 Course sells for $1997 $197 if you use this code 
  17. 17. Shifting the thoughtsShift from old thinking to a new way of thinking I’ve always done things  Recognise that new ways might be this way better in today’s world I’m too old  Your age can’t change but the way Life should be more you think of yourself can. fair  Life isn’t fair but it can be more With experience comes forgiving than in the past eg work wisdom, opportunities, styles, disabilities, training. promotions etc  Real wisdom = adaptability Good manners are  Fast paced world. Need to be essential resilient and a bit thick-skinned 
  18. 18. Improving interpersonal skills Smile  Be appreciative Pay attention to others. Show them respect Practice active listening Bringing people together….fairness, respect, inclusion Resolve conflicts Communicate clearly and carefully Keep a sense of humour, but not at others’ expense Empathy – See things from others’ perspectives Don’t whinge!
  19. 19. Dealing with life changes Victim vs Taking Control Accept reality Try to find some positives in the situation Actively make new plans to suit the circumstances Create an Action Plan Break your goals down into bite sized chunks Deal with a day at a time if that’s all you can manage.
  20. 20. Setting SMART goalsS – SpecificM – MeasureableA – ActionableR – RealisticT – Time-bound
  21. 21. Accessing your Allies Who are your allies at work? Who are your allies out of work? Who can you talk to with honesty? Your networks Who can help you with your goals? Six degrees of separation
  22. 22. Time flies……………. Who are you reporting to? When? What will you have done by then? What will happen if you don’t do what you say you are going to do?
  23. 23. Taking Action Nothing changes if you don’t take action What is stopping you? Procrastination = Bad habit Procrastination = Fear of something What is your lack of action costing you?
  24. 24. Motivation Motivation to achieve something Motivation to avoid something Motivation is the strength of your desire to change What will you gain by doing this? What will you lose by NOT doing this?M=D/PMotivation = Desire for change Pain
  25. 25. Jenni Proctor Career Clarity