Busy, Busy, Busy!

Our world today is one that celebrates being busy. Being busy is something that we strive for, despite the feeling of overwhelm – the feeling of having no time like you’re drowning. Surely, being busy is a sign of success?

Well, not necessarily. You can be busy, but be in a job that you hate. One that makes you dread each morning, or you’re sat at your desk each day, bored and unfulfilled. You may be busy, but that doesn’t equal happiness.

And recognising this isn’t easy. With so many responsibilities, it feels as though we can’t afford to consider a career change. We have bills to pay, families to support and homes to maintain, shouldn’t we be thankful we have a job at all, regardless of whether it makes us happy?

Here is why it is important to have a fulfilling and a happy work-life:

Writer Annie Dillard famously said,

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

For many of us, a large portion of our days is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, assuming you are not making overtime! Even without overtime, this calculation shows that you spend

  • 35% of your total waking hours over a 50-year working-life period assuming 8 hours of sleep a night at work!

If you’re like most people, you probably spend your ⅓ of your life at work too!

So it is not insane to say your job has a huge impact on your general happiness, satisfaction and quality of your life.

If you’re unhappy, over time this can become worse and may bleed into other aspects of your life. It can affect your relationships, your social life and your mental and physical health.

Friends and family are great advisors, but sometimes, we need something more. If you feel like something’s missing, you’re unsatisfied with your career or you simply want a bit of guidance on where to go next, career coaching is one option that may benefit you.

Give it a try and schedule your FREE Consultation Call with me!

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Is a Coach Outside Of The Company (External Coach) Required For Coaching?

Based on the definition of coaching, it is clear that a leader cannot be only a pure coach to one of his/her employees due to the existing hierarchical relationship. Because a leader has his/her own agenda and performance targets for the employee for whom he/she carries responsibility and is even liable for. This prevents the leader from taking an impartial approach.

However, one of the essential attitudes a leader must have is the coaching approach. This attitude is especially necessary for employee development meetings where it can be used to get a good effect on basic coaching attitude and techniques.

The important thing for a leader is to be able to discern whether or not a coaching-oriented approach is required by compulsory or non-negotiable instructions.

WHAT TARGETS CAN PROFESSIONALS ACHIEVE WITH COACHING?

  • Strengthen strengths and weaken weaknesses

  • Perception of individual responsibility and the team responsibility taken for others

  • Discovering new ways of thought and creativity

  • Establishing employee satisfaction

  • Developing different points of view

  • Improving personal development and creating value for the company

  • Helping people through change processes

 

 

 

What if I do not want to get a promotion?

Today, a question of my coachee made me think about something.

The question of my coachee was: “I like the work I do. The money I earn is enough for me. Should I want to get a promotion? Should I have a career goal? If not, how am I being perceived?”

I have been interested in this subject as a person who worked at Human Resources in the corporate life for many years and is a consultant in these matters.

I remembered a similar situation in my own life:

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Is it us or our brain resisting to change?

Today I wanted to mention about “resistance to change” in a different perspective. I hope you enjoy!
Neuroscience has proven various subject matters with the recent researches on the brain. One of those studies was on how our limbic system was preventing us using our cortex (prefrontal cortex) which is the central part that enables us to make conscious decisions, solve problems, think logically etc. Continue reading