As we all begin reflecting back on 2019, I find that lots of professionals(including myself) felt stuck in some area of their careers. I knew the answer for their conundrums but it took awhile to see the answer to mine, even though it was the same answer to their professional challenges.
When you have done all that is in your ability to change your situation, then you have done a good thing, but not enough. If and when you get to the place where you can’t find the solution to getting “unstuck”, the very next step is to hire someone to help you get unstuck. I myself did lots of things to cure my professionals ails. I went to seminars, spent about $200 on books on Amazon, asked my husband for advice, and watched hours of YouTube. However, I still could not make a decision or get anyone to give me the solution to my stuckness.
After alot of sleepless nights and deep soul searching, I knew what I had to do(a YouTube video had given me the answer). I had to admit that I couldn’t do everything, didn’t know everything, and should hire a professional to solve my challenges. This would free up head space, help me sleep better at night, and allow me to reach my goals much much quicker than attempting to do things on my own.
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb
Now, I know that some of you are rolling your eyes saying “Oh surprise, the career coach wants us to hire a coach.” No, I want you to reach your full potential. I want you to live proud of yourself, worry and stress free. I want you to never waste another year in the same circumstance(root word circumference-i.e., a circle). How you choose to make that happen and what makes sense for you is fine on my part. Maybe you need a therapist, maybe you should hire someone to reconnect you with estranged family, maybe you need to rebuild your relationship with GOD. I’m not sure if I haven’t spoken with you, but you do know, subconsciously who you need to assist you. When you’re ready the person will appear in your life. It is up to you to get in action when they appear.
So if you are truly sick and tired of being sick and tired and are radical about attaining your goals in 2020, don’t waste any more time. Reach out, hire, and get started on the path to your next level. I put my money where my mouth is and I lead by example, as we speak I have invested in help for my business. This is what I should have done years ago.
You know what they always say….Hindsight is 2020.