The Career Refresh

Strategies to reset your career with actionable
steps towards a finer future.

Woman over-consuming feeling bad about career

Feel bad at work? Ditch the overconsumption, focus on mindset.

August 3, 2020

Careers are 50/50. Life is 50/50. It’s normal to cycle through both good and bad feelings. So many of my clients tell me they’ve spent years forcing themselves to be and stay happy. They have a great career. A strong resumé. They feel they shouldn’t complain. But they let ambition turn to expectancy and resent aspects of…

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Man sitting at computer feeling stressed by workplace conflict

How to fix workplace conflict: don’t run for the hills

July 27, 2020

One of the things my clients come to me for support with is fixing workplace conflict.  The conflict is making them unsatisfied at their very good job.  Or there’s a conflict with a colleague or supervisor. My clients often think they have to find a new job.  First they search the job boards. Then they update their resume. …

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Small white alarm clock in a hand - time management - Jill Griffin Coaching

Time Management: From Hell to Healthy

July 20, 2020

I didn’t always plan my week – time management wasn’t on my mind. As a corporate employee, it seemed IMPOSSIBLE to have control over my day. I didn’t start the day with any thoughtful intentions. The first thing I did was watch or listen to the News, scroll through social media, and quickly review email. I let…

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Hand on calendar and keyboard - limiting beliefs - Jill Griffin Coaching

Impossible is Temporary

July 13, 2020

In order to achieve anything you have to believe it first, and start becoming aware of your limiting beliefs. There are 3 phases of belief.   impossible possible probable Old beliefs don’t flip to new beliefs by themselves. It takes finding a believable thought, deciding how you want to feel ahead of time about that thought, and practicing the thought multiple times a day.…

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Large Hope sign with lights - Action over hope - Jill Griffin Coaching

Hope Requires Action

July 9, 2020

Hope requires action. Action is what moves you forward. I hope I get the job. Hope I’m up for the promotion.  I hope I get a raise.  The feeling of hope is pretty useless.  Hope doesn’t serve you.  It doesn’t require action Hope keeps us in our thoughts about our professional circumstances – waiting for something to…

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Feelings as Fuel - Match on fire - Jill Griffin Coaching

How to Use Feelings to Advance Your Career

July 6, 2020

So often when I ask my clients how they want to feel, they look at me like I’m crazy and they don’t know what to say. How often do people asking you directly about your feelings, after all? They are experts at thinking. They are newbies at feeling. Paying attention to how you feel means that at…

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Fish Bait Necklace

Don’t Take The Bait: a reminder to stay the course

June 29, 2020

Don’t take the bait A few years ago I created the necklace above out of a fishing lure.  I was struggling with the complexity of the corporate environment and I found that I was often getting triggered by circumstances.  Sometimes I didn’t handle the situation well, and my reaction ended up creating more drama than the original…

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Door with "be optimistic" on it; Jill Griffin Coaching

Is Your Thinking Impacting Your Career?

June 22, 2020

I thought I was settling in my career. Then I realized I just had a lot of unproductive and negative thinking. One big thought error loop. Signs I had a thought error loop of negative thinking: ✔️I was focusing more on the time and energy I invested in an endeavor rather than the appreciation for the experience…

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Wall of post-it notes. The Art of Failure Jill Griffin Coaching

The Art of Failure: Reframing your thinking for success

June 16, 2020

The Art of Failure.  We are taught to seek success but we are not taught how to process failure. Failure is not spoken about in advance. It’s denied. Unacceptable.  We tend to own failure in a different way. When we fail, we become ‘less than’, we may feel shame, or lose confidence. Instead of looking at what failed…

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