|You’re feeling beat up. Your career has been jerked around for the last five years, even more, and the inspiration you once had seems to be a distant memory. Maybe you feel stranded in a leaky lifeboat, wondering if you’ll ever see a brighter future.I understand. Many people are in this place right now, so you’re not alone.
The natural instinct is to distance yourself emotionally, so you aren’t so hurt the next time a change occurs. You disconnect from your current employer and your coworkers.
Here’s the problem: By doing this, you sabotage your own success. When you’re disengaged from your work, others pick up on it and see you as less valuable to the team. You’re more likely to get jerked around, perhaps even lose your job.
In a way, this is quite similar to what I discussed last time about being seriously engaged in your endeavors. The way you view things is reflected in the quality of your work, which then impacts how people perceive you.
You have a choice. Either engage in your work, get invested emotionally, and try to be proud of your work … or don’t.
The outcome will reflect what you put into it.
|Carl Dierschow is a Certified Small Fish Business Coach and author of the career management guide, Mondays Stink! 23 Secrets to Rediscover Delight and Fulfillment in Your Work. He is a career coach for those going through interesting transitions, and works with small business owners who need to create breakthroughs in achieving their business goals. Find out more at www.Dierschow.com and www.SmallFish.us.If you are interested in individual career coaching, group coaching, or other resources which might help you with difficult choices, please contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org.Connect with Carl on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get timely updates and connections to a broader range of professionals.|
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