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Take Back Control - Transform Your Mondays!

13 November 2018

Cliché, I know. But let’s for a second sit back and think about our journeys so far; accomplishments, mistakes, regrets and all those ‘I-wish-the-ground-would-swallow-me-whole’ moments (we’ve all been there).

Look at where you are in your career… Are you content?

Do you hop out of bed on a Monday ready to take on the world or re-cover your head and snooze the alarm? Are you doing it because you want to, or because you have to… because the mortgage won’t pay itself?

This is probably unsurprising, but it’s not uncommon for people to be unhappy in their current role. In fact, recent research published by ‘Personal Group’ finds that a huge 56% of people surveyed stated that they weren’t happy in the workplace. To put that into perspective for you, that equates to around 18.7 Million people in the UK alone dissatisfied with their job!

But with endless opportunity at the click of a mouse, this really doesn’t have to be the case. Perhaps leaving your job may not be an option, with location, salary and working hours to consider, job satisfaction can often take a back seat.

I have some advice for those of you with ‘Sunday fear’:

Consider a change!..

Just because your background may be in one specific area doesn’t mean that you’re stuck there for the rest of your life. With so many online courses, articles and training providers, learning new skills has never been easier!

Don’t hold yourself back - take the plunge and change your entire outlook. Do your research, you may not even know that your perfect role exists yet and it’s never too late to mix it up. Be brave, be bold and you’ll be brilliant.

Expand your network…

As my Dad would say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Grow your network and don’t be afraid to reach out to the people who inspire you. You’ll find that there’s always going to be somebody out there who’s happy to help you - make yourself known to the right people and you’ll open the door to new opportunities.

Make the most of what’s sitting right in front of you…

For those of you who can’t just up-sticks and leave, consider what you may be able to change for yourself! Think about your own marginal gains - if you make 100 things just 1% better, you’re making your situation 100% better!

Be pro-active! Inspire your managers, colleagues and peers. Be the change that your business needs... bring your positive energy to work with you and don’t be afraid to introduce new ideas, it will go a long way.

Don’t let yourself be a passenger on your own journey. Take the wheel and change direction, call New Chapter Consulting now on 01132 182 410 to see how we can help you!

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