This is what I know about thriving amid change.
From gaining the courage to change my career in mid-life…
to working in a complicated, challenging and ever-changing environment in my previous career…
to adapting to a new way of life when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in adulthood just when life and work were coming together…
This is what I know for sure… 3 Good Things for a Thriving Career: Values + strengths + emotional intelligence (qualities like resilience, optimism, stress, tolerance, problem solving and relationship building) are the secret to thriving amid change and changing your story when you’re at a crossroads.
3 Good Things For A Thriving Career
3 Good Things will help you:
- Get clear on what matters to you so you can choose your best way forward.
- Know your strengths with great clarity and stretch them to do more than what you think you’re capable of achieving.
- Have self-awareness about how you manage yourself, as well as manage stress and relationships. You’ll show up for yourself and those around you in a way that makes you and others feel good.
That will help you to:
- Have a fresh approach and feel more in control. When you are overwhelmed or stressed, you’ll have tools and strategies to minimize the impact on your peace of mind and well-being.
- Set yourself up for meaningful success. When you want to make a big change and go in a new direction, you’ll have the confidence to go after what you really want.
- Be a leader who owns your strengths (even if you aren’t in a leadership position) and encourage others to do the same. Influence and inspire others around you in an authentic way.
3 Good Things
Clarifying your values at this stage of your life will help you decide your next steps and what direction you want to you go.
It’s the start point for our work together. Here’s why:
Your purpose in life has a lot to do with what kind of impact you want to make in the world and the way you want to live. This is clarified and defined by your values.
Your core values influence your career values and the environment you want to work in.
When they are aligned, you likely feel fulfilled, motivated and optimistic even when work is challenging or not in ideal circumstances. Work might be difficult, but knowing why you’re doing the work you do or feeling like you’re in a good place helps you keep things in perspective.
When your values aren’t being realized you likely feel frustrated, stuck and “checked out” from the work you’re doing.
Clarifying your values at this stage of your life will help you decide your next steps. It could be that shifting your focus and perspective back to your values will help you regain job satisfaction. It could help you remember why you chose to work in the field you’re in and give you a fresh start.
However, it could also be that your work is not aligned with your values. Maybe your priorities have changed, the work environment is toxic or you want to pursue a long-held dream but you’re not sure how to get started.
When you have big decisions ahead of you, defining your values is the first step in deciding how to move forward.
Knowing your strengths is empowering. It’s about bringing to light your natural talents and abilities and using them more intentionally. That will increase your capacity to succeed at new things instead of getting stuck by limiting beliefs and habits that aren’t serving you.
3. Emotional Intelligence
EQ helps with self-awareness and learning to manage/minimize stress. When you know yourself better, you do better. You’ll enjoy greater peace of mind, manage stress in a healthier way and enjoy better relationships.
3 Good Things Coaching Tools
Take stock of your experiences, define what matters to you and grow towards the future you envision.
Learn More About the Benefits of Clarifying Your Values
CliftonStrengths 34 Assessment
Get unstuck from limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Achieving your potential by knowing and using your natural talents and abilities.
Learn About the Benefits of Engaging Your Strengths
EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Assessment
Be comfortable with uncertainty, manage stress and conflict, adapt to/lead change and have a better relationship with yourself and those around you.