While no one would argue that 2020 made it difficult for even optimists to feel positive, one role of the career professional is to generate hope. If the client does not feel good, it is a sign of growth, and that is good! If the client doesn't see a means to moving ahead at work, it is time for change and together the resources can be tapped. Being intentionally optimistic serves both the self and the world, which includes the people who need career professionals the most. ~
Marie Kondo, the organizing consulting and author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” emphasizes the rule to keep only those belongings that “spark joy.” Is it possible that her rule could apply to jobs? Work can spark joy if it involves active engagement, positive connections, and excitement for the future. Hopefully, we want that for ourselves and our clients! So, what are you going to do about it? Engage more? Change jobs? Visit a career coach? I wish you much joy
The definition of sustainability is the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed (dictionary.com). There is no ego is sustaining yourself. What good are you to your clients if you cannot uphold yourself? How can you model positivity about life if you don’t confirm your own needs and strengths? Make the decision and take the action now so that you are well-sustained for your future.
~ Melanie Reinersman, firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Gautam Kri
Counselors and Coaches: are you increasing your skills so as to be a good model for your clients? Are you mindful of your weaknesses so you can improve your services? Does your calendar look like you are stuck in past routines or focused on the future? Improvement is not a dirty word, if you accept the fact that no one is perfect. Don’t let your services become stagnant – schedule time for improving your mindset, abilities, services… and watch the ripple effect take place in