If you are wondering whether taking an online course will improve your career options, then wonder no more. In this post, I’m exploring the pros and cons of online courses when it comes to your career!
Career coaching is not a super well-known service in Australia. And in fact, a lot of people send me messages asking what career coaching involves. So, today I thought I’d break it down for you. I’m sharing the main reasons my clients engage me, as well as the different options you have for working with me. If you have any questions or you’d like to chat further, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with me using the link at the bottom of this post.
Imposter syndrome. The term has started getting loads more airplay in the media and barely a day goes by when I don’t see something about imposter syndrome on social media. But what is it? Do you have it? What can you do about it? Let’s talk about it.
Do you know what your strengths are in your career? I mean, do you really know and understand what you are good at and why? Do you have a high level of self-awareness about which of your work tasks burn through your energy faster than a lit match, and which tasks help you to feel more exhilarated? Do you recognize how important it is to know where you need to develop and how to put an action plan in place to succeed?
Last week I had my astrological birth chart done to explore what is in store for my career in 2017 and beyond. I know this sort of thing isn’t for everyone and it varies from the usual information I provide at Pop Your Career, but I have been getting to know a few of you through my email list and I know that there are quite a few readers out there who appreciate looking at things in a different light.
At the beginning of every new year, a few common themes become apparent with my clients and the people I encounter in general. Themes that tend to change our way of thinking and trigger actions that can sometimes be quite counter-productive in terms of career development. In this Facebook Live stream I talked about the three most common themes that I see at this time of the year and what you can do to make sure the new year doesn’t ruin your career!
I recently decided to review my values and really get clear about how I want them to show up in my career and business. Previously, I have tried to separate out my personal values and business values but since my business is me, I decided to define my values in a way that they can work cohesively across all areas of my life. I used the process I show you in my free e-book, How to Define Your Purpose, Vision and Values (Then Use Them to Craft Your Perfect Career!) and in this post I thought I would explain each of the values I have chosen and how I make sure I am honouring them in my career and business. Hopefully this will provide you with some inspiration for choosing and defining your own values and finding ways to weave them into your work.
If you subscribe to my newsletter, The Hump Day Digest, you might know that I have taken on some extra responsibilities in my day job recently and that I have also embarked on the huge task of decluttering my house and reducing the amount of junk in my life. You might also know that I have been taking on a bit of client work lately and have been enjoying the positive feedback.
What is your why? This is a question that is kicking around a lot on the internet at the moment. I am seeing loads of small business owners and entrepreneurs talking about this topic in the sense of getting clear about why they started and continued to work in their own businesses. I think it is wonderful that this question is so in vogue and that people are reaching within to think about their core purpose when it comes to business ownership, as it is a question I like to explore with my coaching clients. That's right - you don't need to own a business to have a "why"!
So... you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet around here lately... That is because I injured my arm. My right arm. The arm that does everything for me - including writing blog posts! There wasn't anything that I specifically did to injure it, but the pain got worse over a period of about a week. To cut a long story short, I eventually went to the doctor and he told me I have an ulnar nerve impingement. I was faced with a decision - continue pushing myself and face the prospect of surgery if my condition worsens or take a step back and take care of myself. I chose the latter. I contacted my clients and announced it on the Facebook page. I was taking a break!