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 just schedule your appointment with me by clicking the button below!
What is Career Coaching?
The formal definition of career coaching from the International Federation of Coaching (ICF) states that a career coach partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. Coaches honour you as the expert in your life and work and believe you are creative, resourceful and whole.
Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve
- Encourage self-discovery
- Elicit solutions and strategies
- Hold you responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Is Career Coaching Right For Me?
Everyone needs a coach. Think about golf or ballet or playing chess. You aren’t going to be an expert the first time you try. In fact, you can try and try but may never even become mediocre! Is managing your career any different? Most people aren’t educated sufficiently on how to manage their careers. Even then, most people aren’t able to see themselves as others do.
Watch this video – it’s only 1-1/2 minutes long and reinforces that many of the greatest leaders in the world believe in the benefits of coaching.
There’s also a myth that only high-powered vice presidents and C-level executives use coaches to help their careers. That’s no longer the case. Career coaching is now pervasive in every line of work and every career stage, starting after high school.
What to Expect From Career Coaching
The advice you receive from your coaching session will totally depend on you and your situation, feelings, desires and needs.
I will help you break down these feelings, not just about your current role, but about your life as well.
We can forget about the influence our lives have on our work, and vice versa, so understanding what’s going on in your life and how to manage particular stressors is key.
There may be something bigger going on that has influenced how you feel. It may be that actually, there’s nothing wrong with your job, instead, it’s your home or social life that is impacting your happiness.
Work/life balance is so important, and when we spend so much of our lives at work, the two need to work together to keep us happy and healthy.
Are you ready to discover what is yours and experience this journey?
You can have a FREE Consultation Session to find out!
Cast aside thoughts like “can’t do”, “I don’t have any problem like that”, “what the hell is this” and take a step for yourself!
Remember, the greatest investment in life is one made in one’s self.
If you wish to get rid of all the “buts” and give a chance to being open to the new, you can contact for a FREE Consultation Session with me.
Just schedule your appointment by clicking the button below!