Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Still I Rise

"I thought I had the promotion all locked up...I can't believe it went to someone else."

"This company...this opening...is perfect for me. How come they won't even give me an interview?"

"There is so much going on in my personal life, I'm not sure I can keep up at work."

"After all of my years here it's going to end like this? What am I supposed to do now?"

"They went with a different vendor...but, how? We are exactly what they need."

"My new boss has changed everything...I used to be valued here...now, not so much."

The End of Days
Can you relate to any of the statements above? If we're honest with ourselves, they might hit a little too close to home. But, for me, that means they are real. 

Real is good.

When the world seems to be crashing down around us, whether it's personally or professionally, we often feel overwhelmed. Desperation, hopelessness, and even despair can creep into our minds. It's as if everything we had worked so hard for was evaporating right before our eyes.

But, what may feel like the end of days, is quite honestly, not even close to the end.

New Days
But, how does one move from a dark place, to a place of momentum, progress, and action?

Let's frame things up first:
- it's not about simple "trust" in your organization
- it's not about just "going with the flow"
- it's actually about making your own decisions!

Put your thoughts on paper:
- get them out of your head
- work on them
- improve them!

Take action each day:
- update your resume
- spend an hour making your LinkedIn profile look the way it should
- reach out to several colleagues in your network each day
- taking action means you are gaining control of your circumstances!

How About You
In the dark times, consider a new mantra..."Still I Rise." When the outlook is so bleak that you hear your self-talk machine spinning out of control...consider a new mantra...

Still I Rise!

You can be unstoppable...if you make the decision to be.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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