Does this sound familiar?
You don’t really care that you just signed a new client. The thought of going to work each day is a drain. The “chase” isn’t lighting you up at the moment. You’d rather be anywhere than at work.
If our jobs are like a TV show, this would be season 3…slow, a bit boring, waiting for something good to happen. We all go through these phases in our jobs; it’s natural. Instead of sinking deeper into a slump, you can do something about it.
I’ve been there, in my past job and as a business owner and I’ll be the first to say it: it sucks. If you’re a make-things-happen type it’s especially frustrating as you’re sitting there waiting for things to change. No thanks!
I decided to try out this experiment, first using myself as a guinea pig and then I had a few clients try it as well. It worked so I’m sharing it with you!
Here’s my quick fix for instantly finding engagement at work:
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You’ve likely heard the over-delivered advice that having a mentor is the most beneficial thing you can do for your career. There are absolutely benefits to having one but the idea has taken on a life of its own. As with anything, when it becomes a box to tick, it doesn’t have the same effect. It can become a kind of one-upmanship and lose it’s real meaning.
I imagine it like those elite preschools where the mothers are constantly one-upping each other about how their kid has or does whatever’s trending right now like putting their toddler into helicopter pilot lessons or having a sustainable rooftop urban farm next to their finger-painting gallery… “Oh a mentor? Yes, Paisley has had a mentor for years.” She’s 5.
There’s a sea of young corporate women in search of the ever-wise mentor to help guide them to ultimate success and happiness. I believe the solution is closer than we think and my suggestion is that we look to who holds a place in our lives today and cultivate those relationships in order to get the same results. [click to continue…]