Episode 55: How to choose your purpose, think in possibility to build your future self and your Career Well-being

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Choosing your purpose, learning how to think in possibility to build your future self and your career well-being is the foundation for your modern emotional health. In this episode I discuss the steps to build the foundation of your career well-being.

Your boss can’t create this for you. Your company can not build it for you with their employer sponsored wellbeing programs. This is about you, and your needs.

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Hey everyone, I am glad you have joined me this week. 

We are actively enrolling for my amplify your strengths career coaching group program and I am really looking forward to working with this group of clients. It’s a diverse group that are looking forward to learning and leveraging their talents, nailing their job interviews, and telling a compelling career stories to up-level their executive presence both within their company and their industry. If you are interested in joining this next group, check out the link in the show notes and I hope to see you inside. 

Ok, today we are going to talk about how to build the foundation of your career well-being. It’s really building a solid foundation for modern emotional health around your career and your life. 

Your boss can’t create this for you. Your company can not build it for you with their employer sponsored wellbeing programs. This is about you, and your needs. Career well-being has to be built foundationally. It’s a foundation of mindset, clarity, and action. And it has to come from you getting clear in what you want professionally. 

The first step is clarity. Clarity and knowing what you are really good at –  – your talents, your strengths, plus your values and skills, and your non-negotiables. Knowing will aid when to lean in and when to lean out. When to volunteer or if you are voluntold, you need to know to leverage your strengths and stay out of your blindspots so you limit stress and frustration which will take a toll on your career well-being. 

Often I hear people say they want to discover their purpose. You don’t discover your purpose, you choose your purpose based on your strengths and thoughts

Focusing on the areas where you excel and choosing your thoughts to keep you in the flow, will guide you as you choose your purpose. If you know you have a talent for creating systems and processes, you see patterns in data, and you bring calm and order to a team, it doesn’t matter if you work in a hospital, animal shelter, or private equity. 

It all starts with your thoughts. It’s what you think, how you feel, and what you do from those thoughts. 

Knowing your strengths is the first step in building your career well-being foundation because it keeps you tight and focused on what you are GOOD at…and you stop draining yourself by trying to improve your weakness. If you are playing to your strengths you are in the flow, you are less anxious and stressed and therefore able to think strategically. 

The second step is to separate stories from facts. Facts are data. A fact never has a feeling attached to it. 

Your thoughts about the facts are what cause your feelings. How other people treat us does not determine how you feel. A crazy client or demanding boss does not determine how you feel. We determine how you feel by how we think about the things, how you think about your company, how you think about your performance and your career determines how you feel. 

So when you allow yourselves to know that emotion is separate from the facts, the situation, when you can see facts as facts and emotions as your experience, that’s when you get some agency over your career well-being. 

You stop trying to control everything. Remember, your thoughts are what cause your feelings. Those thoughts, those sentences in your mind are what causes your emotions, so you want to be able to identify the thoughts that are causing the emotions that you’re experiencing. 

It doesn’t mean you’re going to change those thoughts so you’ll be happy all of the time. It just means you will know the true cause of all of your emotion comes from your brain. 

And once you understand that, then you can change your brain as much or as little as you want. This brings a swell of sovereignty. Of agency of self. That’s the freedom. I get to be me, You get to be you, and you get to build an emotional resilience that is essential to your career well-being. 

The third step is your mindset and your ability to challenge your thinking and a willingness to think in possibility about the future. Thinking of your future self helps you make decisions for your career well-being today. If you want to be promoted, what do you need to do today? If you want to land that opportunity, what decisions will you make today? When you think about future possibilities you don’t hide. You may hide in the present but in the future, you are all out. You are thinking of what’s possible. You are setting goals for yourself. You are facing challenges. Future possibility thinking creates positive emotions like excitement, pride, determination, focus, inspiration. And when you take action from those positive emotions you are building a healthy career well-being.   

Your mental health is what you think. Your emotional health is what you feel.  Your Career Well-being is how you think, feel, and act. There is nothing more important than your emotional health. 

Ok my friends, if you are looking for support while you build your career well-being, check out my group coaching program in the show notes. 

I’ve helped hundreds of clients amplify their strengths, increase visibility, create their career narrative, and design a bigger and brighter future using my proven framework.
Have a great week, and I will see you next time.