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The Two P's

Procrastination or patience… those are the most common ‘p’ words I hear from clients I work with. Well- almost.

You see- no matter what you are confronting in your career, we almost always talk ourselves into waiting it out.

So, is that patience or is it really procrastination? Or, is it really something more?

I coach clients that are:

  • Thinking about making a career move

  • Wanting to start their own business

  • Wanting a promotion

  • Navigating internal dynamics

  • Wanting to develop their skill set

And you know what- I’ve heard all the excuses.

  • I don’t know where to start.

  • I’ll just wait it out.

  • I have no time.

  • I have to think about it.

  • I’ll just apply to one job a week; that will work.

  • I have kids in college.

  • I have bills to pay.

  • It’s better to deal with the beast I know (aka boss).

  • And on and on and on…

So, is that patience or procrastination?

Unfortunately- it could be both. The human mind is innately designed for negative self-talk. Whether we realize it or not, we are often highly accountable for our own career journeys and next destination.

I often hear, ‘What if it’s worse than my current situation, Julie?’