How to Get in the Right Mindset for Career Change

From time to time, all professionals come across slumps that freeze the progress of their careers. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom who is nervous about returning to work, a person coming back from a long sick leave, a fresh graduate who is unemployed, or simply someone struggling to find their mojo at work, I can completely understand what you are going through at the moment. The one thing which I almost always advise all of my clients who are struggling to make positive changes in their careers, is to work on their mindsets. How you perceive this situation is far more important than your skills, experience, and PR in your industry. With the right kind of mindset, you’d be able to transform your career and climb up the ladder of success in no time!

In this article, I will share with you the 3 simple steps that you can take to change your mindset and make positive changes in your career. These are:

Start Questioning Your Negative Thoughts

Chances are that the main reason you are stuck in your career is that you allow negative thoughts to engulf your mind. “I’m not good enough/I don’t deserve the salary I get/I feel like I’m not worth anything/I don’t think I would be able to handle that promotion” – These are some of the thoughts that you MUST ban from your brain. And if they start haunting you at work, start questioning them. Think about all the things that you have accomplished so far. Have faith in your training and education. Beat negative thoughts with positivity!

Understand That Failure is a Part of Life

Coming across failures, be it getting rejected for a job, not being able to hit monthly targets, etc. can slow down the progress of welcoming positivity into your life. To tackle this challenge, you must understand that failure is a part of life. Even the most successful individuals have to face failure every now and then, so stop beating yourself over it.

Expect Good Things in Life

Last, but not the least, you must start expecting good things in life. Don’t be discouraged by the lack of progress. Understand that the seeds of efforts you are sowing today will make a huge impact sooner or later.

By keeping the 3 things mentioned above in mind (and acting accordingly), you’d be able to transform your mindset and ultimately, your career. Best of luck!

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Being Open to Change in Your Career

Over the years of helping hundreds of capable and determined individuals with their careers, I have noticed one thing: Those professionals who are open to change and refuse to stay on the same spot in their careers are the ones who are generally more successful. These risk takers take life’s challenges head-on and have a thirst for progress. They understand that in order to move ahead in their career, they have to be open to change. And it’s about time that you accepted this truth as well!

If you are afraid of making changes, be it something as simple as switching a job or something as huge as changing your entire career, then keep reading, because I’m sharing some easy tips to change your thinking and start welcoming change in your professional life:

Don’t Stop Learning

The first and the foremost advice that I can give you on becoming more open to changes is to never stop learning. Don’t ever think for a second that your college degree is sufficient for your future. Learn new things, every single day. Attend seminars, enroll yourself in training courses…do anything that improves your competency. By doing so, you will start to look at the next step to take in your career and move from the position/place you’ve been stuck at for the past few years.

Challenge Your Limits

Don’t be afraid to take up new projects or explore new avenues. Stop thinking so negatively about your professional competency and limits. And don’t ever, for a second, worry yourself over failures. Look at every challenge as an opportunity to test and push your limits!

Seek Motivation

Look at your peers and supervisors who are doing well for themselves in life. Do you think that they would have achieved that success without having embraced change? Of course not!

Finally, I would like to say that instead of being afraid of making changes in your professional life, you should instead be excited about the opportunities that they have to offer. Good luck!

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Self Care – Career Coaching

Do you make time for you?

If so how?

What I mean by this is… when was the last time you did something fun? When was the last time you slept in without an alarm or had some alone time reading a book or watching a movie?

If you can’t think of when this was, then you are not doing enough self-care. Without making YOU a priority, every other aspect of your life will suffer, and you will not be able to commit 100% into the change that you are seeking.

For many women seeking a career change or returning to the workforce, this is actually the biggest issue I see. Making YOU a priority and self-care an essential part of your day or week is critical in making time for you to be in the best mindset you can be. When we take care of how we feel and look – it radiates…career confidence is key!

So next time you see an opportunity to put self-care at the top of the list or a priority in that moment… DO IT!

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