Feeling Stuck? A Work Life Coach Can Move You Forwards in Your Career

Woman thinking about moving forward with the work life coach

Ever wondered how a work life coach can help you?  For many people, New Year’s Eve is a time of hope and of new beginnings. Usually, this is when people get a piece of paper and a pen and start jotting down all the goals they have for the new year. 

But maybe for you, New Year’s Eve does not trigger your ambition, nor does it make you particularly hopeful for the new year that’s ahead of you. Maybe you just feel stuck in one place, without any motivation to do better and move forwards in your career. 

Now, everybody can feel like this once in a while. But being stuck with that kind of mentality can be damaging, not only to your career but also to your mental health. So how can you change your attitude and become successful in the new year? Let’s find out!

 

A Work Life Coach Can Help You Set Your Goals

This might seem like such a cliche, but writing out your goals can really help you focus long-term and it can keep you on track with the outcomes you are working towards.  So grab your notebook and really think about what your goals are, not only for this year but also for the next couple of years. 

Think of goals that can be accomplished this year in line with the long-term outcomes you are looking to enjoy. During this year, try to accomplish your goals and see what you can also do to get closer to your long-term outcomes. 

After you think of what you might want to accomplish this year, make sure you put everything on paper. After you do that, try to put those resolutions in a place where you can see them once in a while, if not daily.  Having a concrete reminder of what you’re seeking to achieve this year is going to help you concentrate.

If you would like some more help, Elizabeth Saunders has a great article here entitled Stop Setting Goals You Don’t Actually Care About.

 

Improve Your Skills 

It’s quite likely that you have been stuck in a routine at work. And you’re not necessarily the one to blame. The truth is that most companies don’t really invest in the development and wellbeing of their employees, which leaves people doing the same thing, day in and day out.

Because of this, your life might end up looking like this: you go to work, do your job, come home, and the next day the whole process is repeated. You don’t do anything to step out of your box of comfort, so you get stuck in the same position you were hired into. 

This is the time when you need to change something. If you plan on staying at your current job, try seeing if there are conferences you could attend or if you could get new responsibilities. You could check in with your direct supervisor and see if they could organize some coaching sessions or meetings that help and empower the employees. Looking up some helpful courses that you could pay for from your own pocket is also an option.

You can also take a look at what promotions are available and see how you can achieve them. Once you start becoming more involved in your job, your employers will soon notice the difference, and your efforts and level of involvement will be repaid. 

 

Try Something New

Sometimes, the job we have isn’t satisfying us anymore. If you feel like you have learned everything there is to be learned at your job and there is no opportunity of improvement anymore, then maybe this is a sign that you should start looking for something else. 

As mentioned, many companies don’t do much for their employees. They don’t offer them new and exciting opportunities, nor do they give them a chance to evolve. So if you think you have all the knowledge and skill that you can get from your current workplace, then start looking for something else. 

Or maybe you like the company, but you aren’t very thrilled about the job you have. The solution here is to check if you could be trained in another domain and be transferred to another department. If the company you’re working for allows such things, then definitely go ahead with that. 

There’s also the possibility that you’re just sick of your current job. Maybe you don’t like being an accountant anymore. If this is the case, then what I suggest is to think if you can use your degree in other fields. If not, there are already plenty of certified courses out there, so find a career path that you would enjoy, and follow it.

 

Bottom Line

Finding the motivation to set out some goals and stick to them is hard. There’s no easy way to say it or do it. But let’s be honest, who would want to be stuck at the same job and do the same thing on repeat until retirement? 

If you want to turn your life around, career-wise or at home, then getting a work life coach is the thing to do. A work life coach can help you prioritize certain departments in your life and push you to reach your goals, no matter what these goals might be. 

So start the new year right with the help of The Work Life Coach and Contact Me!