The unconventional strategies I used to break through my career rutFeatured

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Love this and thanks for sharing. 'Mind trash' - not heard it put like that before but it makes sense as it's fair to say too often we allow our self-critic to rubbish us in ways we would never do to a friend or colleague. Some great applicable lessons in here. Too often we leave things to chance or can be afraid of asking for what we want from people most of whom are happy to oblige. keep inspiring.
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Thanks for sharing your story @ChristmasHutchinson - congrats on overcoming cancer, navigating divorce and taking back the reins of your career and your life. And let's hope one day your strategies are no longer seen as "unconventional." Because of our history in the workplace, women aren't taught to own our greatness at work. Most of us have that conditioned out of us at home, in school or our first few jobs, so it's easy to fall into the trap of letting our social network, our family, our colleagues, our boss, our employer define our value.If I may, I'd love to build on the richness you've offered:Yes you have to value yourself first, give yourself the time and space to get clear on: what you want, how you want to contribute, who you most want to co-create with, understand how you add value, and own it. And don't be afraid to look outside the typical job description. It's also an intuitive process--another thing conditioned out of us in school. We're taught to use the rational side of our brain, to have a plan and work it. But as you discovered, getting stuck can be a sign of our own limiting mindset, incongruence and dis-ease. Sometimes you have to throw out the old plan, slow down and go within to examine and shift any limiting scripts that are holding you back. If we're playing to our greatness then we may outgrow our circumstances several times in our career. I know a lot of women are in a similar space right now with all that has happened in 2020.I went through a similar journey five years ago. After feeling stuck for 7 years in a role where I was undervalued and unrecognized, I realized I had been hiding out, staying in my comfort zone and hoping that others would value me more than I was valuing myself. I had to change my script. And go from playing the role of an extra to being the author, director and lead actor of my life. Once I got clear on what I wanted and declared it, I landed my dream job within 3 months and increased my income by first 36% and then another 40% within 6 months after that. It was my Dorothy moment. I realized I had everything I needed all along. In my case though the journey didn't end there. I had to continue to listen to and follow my intuition to really align my impact and income and integrate my work-life with my value and my values. Any time I catch myself over-strategizing to fit my circumstances or defaulting to someone else's version of what my value is, I stop and re-evaluate. "Where am I not owning my value?" "Where am I playing small and safe to avoid the risk of... rejection, failure, disappointing others, being disappointed, etc?" "What am I pretending not to know?" "Where would I place my energy and focus if I was owning my greatness instead of trying to prove my worth?"I'm interviewing women right now about the link between their impact and income and what makes them thrive (or not) at work. It's fascinating to hear people's journey's and help them own their greatness so they can tap into new opportunities within their current environment or a new environment. If anyone is interested in connecting with other women to continue this conversation please message me. I'd love to connect
GinaVriens's profile thumbnail
This is so interesting! Are you planning to publish these stories anywhere? I’d really like to read them.
elanbailey's profile thumbnail
Great idea, Gina. I hadn’t thought of that. Usually I interview people in confidence as they are working through their transition, which sometimes involves a change in their current relationships/job etc. If folks are willing to be interviewed publicly though I’d be happy to share on my podcast.
GinaVriens's profile thumbnail
What’s your podcast? Maybe subjects would be willing to share their stories anonymously? Either way, love the subject!
elanbailey's profile thumbnail
Gina I love how you think. My podcast is Next Level Conversations- unscripted dialogue on life, love and leadership. I’ve been on hiatus but coming back in the new year.
GinaVriens's profile thumbnail
Full of ideas.. that’s what I’m good at! Need more? DM me. Seriously. I would share ideas to help push the bar all day long if that was a thing. I’ll check out your podcast. Thanks for sharing!
jlsigadel's profile thumbnail
A lot of great advice here - definitely trying to put a lot of this into practice myself.
ChristmasHutchinson's profile thumbnail
Let me know how it goes for you?
jlsigadel's profile thumbnail
Will do!
nashthecoder's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I am inspired by what you have done and more so putting yourself our there and being clear about what you want after self reflection.
madeyonist's profile thumbnail
Amazing thank you so much for sharing!