I know the pain of spending day after day in a job that’s not a fit (here is my vulnerable story).
Posted on February 8, 2018
Are you (or someone you know) feeling drained or experiencing low self-confidence, self-criticism, even maybe mild depression at work or as a result of work? or maybe you feel lazy, unproductive, unmotivated or compare yourself to your coworkers.
Do you believe this is normal and the way work is supposed to be?
Do you think something is wrong with you?
I get it. I used to feel that way.
I spent more than 15 years looking for my dream career. I got a Master’s Degree in art history and archaeology, but that wasn’t it. I returned to school and got another Master’s Degree in Information Sciences. I ended up spending 10 years in user experience. I initially enjoyed my work but… My days were filled with research and analysis and the dreaded comparison…
I compared myself to my coworkers, feeling like I was never as good as them. I wasn’t analytical enough, not decisive enough, not strategic enough. I was always trying to fit the corporate world and the tasks I was asked to do, but I failed to measure up.
I thought this was normal and the way it was supposed to be.
For 10 years, I lived a dual life. During the day I did work that became less and less a match for my strengths as I explored my true passions. In the evenings and on the weekends I fed my interest in personal growth. I read books. Took workshops. Filled journals about who I am, my talents, my purpose. I knew that one day I would turn my passions into my work. I just didn’t know how. I eventually reached a point where I hated my job and knew I wasn’t living my purpose.
Then I got laid off from Yahoo! It was a turning point for me.
I started to explore ways to turn my passion for personal growth into a career. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people. I found that career coaching was the intersection between my calling and what people needed most. I went back to school (again) to study counseling and coaching. I became a Certified Professional Coach.
Now, for the past several years, I’ve had my own business as a Career Reinvention Coach. I love what I do and am committed to helping people, like you, find the work you love.
And guess what?
All the past negative feelings I had about my work disappeared. Not that everything is perfect everyday, but there is an overall sense of confidence and contentment about my work I never had in my previous careers. I love what I do and I feel confident about it. I am in my element. Things flow easily.
Along the way I’ve discovered that the biggest reason people are unhappy in their career is because it is not aligned with their authentic self. Which is why I help my clients uncover their true self so they can find a career that aligns with their passion and purpose.
This is why after helping hundreds of people leave jobs they hated to find their dream career, I can tell you with confidence…
- Nothing is wrong with you
- This is not the way work is supposed to be.
I know it and I am here to help you.
I’m running another round of my group program to help people exactly in your situation. And I’d love to see if we are match.
I can’t wait to learn more about you and see how I can help!
P.S. I know how painful spending day after day in a job that is not a fit can be. It doesn’t have to be this way.
If you are ready to find a career you love while fulfilling your purpose,
>>> Get all the details and apply here.
P.P.S. If you are happy in your work but know people (relatives, friends, coworkers) who are not and struggle with what I described above, please share this information with them. I’m here to help!