Break Out Of Your Rut


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Break Out Of Your Rut

  1. 1. Break Out of Your Rut Laura Parrino Byxbe Career Management Consultant Right Management Consultants
  2. 2. Rut <ul><li>Time is running out… </li></ul><ul><li>Why am I here? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I do with the rest of my life? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it all mean? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The role of Crisis in your rut… <ul><li>Mid life calling of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>Result of loss </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction to change </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Keeps Us Stuck <ul><li>Not knowing what we want </li></ul><ul><li>Stoicism </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction (busy-ness) </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult job market </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of portable skills </li></ul><ul><li>A required tradeoff (family, health insurance) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Keeps Us Stuck <ul><li>No energy </li></ul><ul><li>Lethargy, complacency </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>High Tolerance for Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Disaproval </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Adult Life Span <ul><li>Advances in healthcare, globalization and technology have altered our world </li></ul><ul><li>We are maturing earlier and living longer </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple adulthoods instead of just one! </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions occur because of loss and change </li></ul><ul><li>This is your chance to start over </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do I want… <ul><li>Job… </li></ul><ul><li>Career…. </li></ul><ul><li>Calling… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Choices about work… <ul><li>Making a living and having a financial plan to take care of our dependents is part of life. But we must be certain to recognize the difference between authentic sacrifice and self-imposed masochism. The ultimate gift that adults pass on to the young, is a sense of values. And the primary value in life is not in the things we buy with the money we earn; the primary value in life is in living life fully.”………Mathew Fox </li></ul>
  9. 9. Engagement <ul><li>Engaged Workers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfied with their work (enjoyment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committed to two years of employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give their best everyday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disengaged Workers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% Disengaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% Engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% Actively disengaged – the workplace “on board terrorist” seeking to undermine operations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Discontent <ul><li>40% - Job is very or extremely stressful </li></ul><ul><li>25% - #1 stressor in life </li></ul><ul><li>60% - Pressured to work too much </li></ul><ul><li>56% - somewhat or completely dissatisfied with job </li></ul><ul><li>85% - Overworked and unappreciated </li></ul>
  11. 11. Shocking New Study! <ul><li>87%….would rather cut off a finger than lose their job! </li></ul><ul><li>48%….would willingly amputate a foot if it meant they would have lifelong employment! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Change… <ul><li>Constantly expand your skills so you can continually adapt to the every-changing marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>None of the top ten jobs in 2010 exist today </li></ul><ul><li>Average person today has 10-14 careers…average job lasts 3-5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of change that will happen between 2000-2020 will be equal to the change from 1900-2000. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Do What You Love…. <ul><li>Getting Rich Your Own Way – Srully Blotnick research project – 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>1500 people – Group A – 83% of sample- career chosen for making money now in order to do what they love later </li></ul><ul><li>Group B – 17% of sample - chose their career based on what they wanted to do now, and worry about the money later </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do What You Love… <ul><li>In 20 years – </li></ul><ul><li>101 of the 1500 became millionaires… </li></ul><ul><li>All but 1 came from Group B! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Skills +Passion = Strength! <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Passions/Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Job Marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>The difference between a waitress whose job is a passion vs. a paycheck </li></ul>
  16. 16. What do I want? <ul><li>Job </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><li>Calling </li></ul>
  17. 17. Five Stages of the Soul <ul><li>The Call </li></ul><ul><li>The Search </li></ul><ul><li>The Struggle </li></ul><ul><li>The Breakthrough </li></ul><ul><li>The Return </li></ul>
  18. 18. Steps to Finding…. <ul><li>Consult Your Death…. </li></ul><ul><li>An internal and spiritual process… </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for your life to turn upside down </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Paradox </li></ul>
  19. 19. Steps to Finding… <ul><li>Reflect on what has been…. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine talents, skills, values, mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Update your skill sets </li></ul><ul><li>Just do it! </li></ul><ul><li>Reframe your current job – JOY! </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure Map </li></ul>
  20. 20. Steps to Finding… <ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Take a class </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge resistance </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful – share your dreams only with someone who will honor them Be careful who you share your dreams with. You hear the word no at least144,000 times before you are 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Find a coach, mentor or success team. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contact me…. <ul><li>Laura Parrino Byxbe </li></ul><ul><li>Career Management Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Right Management Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>414-256-9545 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>