Rethinking Work: Are You Ready to Take Charge? by Cliff Hakim

By Cliff Hakim

On any given day, greater than four million americans activity seek on-line. And despite age or profession--from Boomers to Gen Y's--today's financially weighted down and emotionally conflicted employees are searhing for greater than funds as they pursue whatever new, larger, varied. Rethinking paintings supplies the fitting antidote to the bookshelves packed with recommendation on how you can write a killer resume and get dressed for fulfillment, as a substitute supplying a confirmed formulation for thriving amid the inevitable swap and tumult that's riding the call for for consistent innovation, flexibility, and creativity. In different phrases, writer Cliff Hakim says it is time to cease being sufferers of those profession shifts and make our jobs start to paintings for us!

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I try to understand, not judge, my thoughts. I ask, What am I missing? What would make me bound up from the bed to greet my day? What spirit, or quality of life, do I need to cultivate? No matter what our job is, we all show signs of rust or wear at certain times; but if we take the time to discover what our spirit needs, we can find a way to access it. Then, work will become enjoyable again. When I take the time to assess who I am and what I want, I am investing in my inner economy. In this way, I begin to rebuild my confidence and restore my energy.

At what point was I motivated by outside forces (signifying an outer-directed attitude)? ■ Does some crossroad exist at which these two attitudes meet? ■ Is the overall pattern one that I want to perpetuate? ■ How can I change the picture so that I’ll be happier? Luc’s Work History 35 36 RETHINKING WORK Don’t worry if your answer to the last question is a little sketchy. The goal is to help you see your pattern and tune in to the ways you might change it for the better. After completing this exercise, Anne, a marketing manager, confessed, “I did just about everything I possibly could during the past several years to avoid this kind of self-awareness.

When I take the time to assess who I am and what I want, I am investing in my inner economy. In this way, I begin to rebuild my confidence and restore my energy. I then have the resources I need to earn my keep and serve my clients. I want to pass that lesson on to 17 18 RETHINKING WORK you and then show you how to move from reflection to the start of seeing tangible results. I often ask my clients to make a list of the things they feel are missing in their lives. Kirsten, a corporate lobbyist, was feeling discontented and limited by her job.

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