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Your work life is made up of many different components - the tasks you carry out in your job, your colleagues, the company you work for, the hours you work, the benefits package your company may offer, your salary and your work life balance.
Career wise you're in the right profession, possibly even in the right working environment, but there are a few adjustments that could be made to give you a more rounded work experience. An enriched you and a better working set-up is a win win result for everyone.
It's important to carry out a review every few months to see how you're feeling in your current job, career and life overall. We all have new experiences in our life daily and over time this changes our outlook or how we want our life to be.
Carrying out a mini-review helps to put you back in the driving seat and assess what's right for you and where you go next.
Good news my friend! Work reviews are my thing and I've got you covered right here.
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"Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want"
- Marsha Sinetar
Your formula for brilliant success
Really understanding what's important to you and how your current work situation is restricting on this for you at the moment. It is absolutely possible to be working in a job you enjoy, and have a healthy happy work life balance that suits you and your lifestyle.
The steps outlined below will help you to check in with what matters to you most and spot the gaps that need your attention.
Identifying how you can inject more of what you need is your key to success.
YOUR 3-STEP ACTION PLAN
1. What's important to you?
Your values are an integral part of who you are. They underpin everything you do and work and in your life full-stop.
If work feels a little out of alignment for you right now, it could be because your values and what's important to you is not being met.
Either through childhood experiences, personal relationships or work colleagues trying to define your next steps. And because you've listened and taken notice, this has become your take on work or career choices.
If you don't decide your personal values; and by this I mean what's important to you and how you want your life to be, others will call them for you.
Living a life to someone else's expectations or values will leave you feeling icky and out of balance. It's not who you are. It's not what you're about.
Take some time to think what's important to you.
- What do you value most?
- What do you really want?
- How is this being met in your current job?
- What can you do to get more of your values into your work today?
These questions are the foundation of your values and how you want YOUR life to be. Not just in work, but in all areas of your world.
Do you need to make some changes or a few tweaks here and there?
Your values protect you from the influence of others; they create your boundaries and define you by what's most important to you.
Your life. Your values. Your rules my friend.
2. Assess your work boundaries
Boundaries help us to protect ourselves by clarifying what is our responsibility and what is another person's. They also help you to keep a healthy work-life balance.
Your values will play a big part in your boundaries; knowing what is important to you is the first step to knowing how and where to set boundaries.
Start by asking yourself what boundaries you need to protect your own happiness at work?
- What does that give me?
- How does it feel when I am operating at my best and great potential?
Make sure you take the time to notices the times you feel frustrated, stressed or overwhelmed - these are all signs that a boundary is being violated or that one needs to be established.
For example, if physical fitness is important, block out clear times for exercise. If family dinners are a priority, set a boundary that you leave work at a certain time every day. You want to make time for the things that are important to you, therefore you need to have strict boundaries around working overtime, or being available at all hours.
3. Remember why you started
Like everything you do over a period of time it can and will become a habit, a routine. It's like wearing a comfy pair of slippers or being able to do a specific task with your eyes shut.
As humans, we can find ourselves feeling robotic after a time.
Take a moment to reconnect with why you started in this job or why you're in the profession you're in.
And as you remember your reasons why you started, ask yourself how much of this is still in place for you today. Does it still apply?
If your list is coming out strong, great! It might be a case of reinvigorating some of those why's for you.
If the list is falling short, then ask yourself what's important to you and where do you want to go next?
Co-author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller – Uncaged: The Rise of the Badass, and corporate career gal escapee turned career change coach and confidence busting mentor. Lover of tea with cake, countryside living, meditation and book addict.
I'm so happy you took this quiz and I can't wait to see you bring your brilliant future into being!
I teach women like you how to get clarity on what they want their work life to be about and how to go out there and get it.
How do I do it? Simple - I teach what I know, what I've done personally to build a career doing what I love and living the life I want. I break it all down step-by-step.
I’m all about taking action; you tell me what you want and I’ll show you how to make it happen.
Your quiz results are designed to give you a hearty dose of clarity and inspiration, all you have to do is follow through with your actions. Don't worry, I'm here to cheer you on.
You've got this.
What happens next?
If you know you want to build a successful career working in a job you love, but you're in need of some help then I'd love to invite you to an introductory coaching session with me to talk through your career goals and how coaching can help.
To living your best life working in a job you love
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