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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?’

To which I reply, ‘What if it’s better?’

The clock is ticking; time doesn’t stand still.

Where do you want to be in 1 month? Are you taking deliberate action to get there?

Where do you want to be in 3 months?

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the thought of a next step- whether it be starting your own business, looking for a new job, or just handling a tough situation at work, here are 2 questions you can ask yourself to get past the 2 P’s:

  • What is the consequence of doing absolutely nothing?

  • What is one small step- just one thing I can do today to work toward that thought/goal/new endeavor/my career development?

Take some time today to commit to YOU and what’s been on your mind.

If you’re looking to be intentional in your career growth or next career step, let’s chat.

Here is a link to my calendar:

While there are many wonderful quotes from many wonderful people, this one comes to mind as I close this blog post:

There are 3 types of people in this world:

  • Those that watch things happen.

  • Those that wish things would happen

  • And those that make things happen.

Which are you? Who do you want to be?

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