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What's holding you back?

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

Preview of Chapter 7

What’s holding you back?

Everyone has things holding them back.

Obstacles, blocks, barriers, and hurdles can get in the way of your career success.

When faced with an unexpected change this can feel like a gigantic obstacle to overcome and for some time you do what you have to, just to survive.

Once the weight of this obstacle feels more manageable, you are left with a Career Crisis, you are lost, stuck and don't know what's holding you back.

The more you read these articles and do the activities the greater awareness you will gain.

You will notice, loud and clear, what is getting in your way.

Here is a common one.

Inner Critic

Have you heard of your inner critic?

Do you know how often it shows up in your life?

My inner critic whinges and whines like a young girl who likes to get her own way.

She pops her head up when things are uncertain or change is in the air.

I’ve had many conversations with her in my journal and she often takes on many forms.

The top inner critics are;

  • Perfectionism

  • Procrastination

  • Comparison

  • Overachiever

  • Hopelessness

  • People Pleaser

Which one is the most problematic for you?

Just being aware can help it become a non-issue, awareness brings change.

The opposite of the inner critic is,

Inner Coach

What does it mean to coach yourself?

This is where you strengthen your inner coach, the one who knows best.

To coach yourself means to:

  • Be your own cheerleader

  • Focus on solutions

  • Acknowledge and celebrate the small wins

  • Be kind, gentle, and compassionate to yourself

One simple way to begin, is at the end of each day, write down three things that went well for you.

They can be as small as you got up and got dressed, the sun was shining or you ate a beautiful tasting meal.

Out of these two, inner critic and inner coach which one plays the loudest and biggest part in your life?

This is only the beginning, there is more to explore in the book - Career Crisis.

Let's explore this further through a FREE Discover Session.

I look forward to catching up.

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