The world of work is changing, has changed. But what about you? Are you just sitting at work blaming your boss or the organisation you are employed by for the lack of career opportunities?
If you want to feel good at work, you need to empower yourself to take responsibility for your career. In my workshops and speaking events, I often liken this to taking control of your Bus of life. Many of us are sitting in the back seat, blaming other people for the direction our career is heading. This makes us feel resentful and frustrated.
However, you can take the choice to empower yourself to get up from the back seat of the bus and step into the driving seat. Taking personal responsibility for your career is the opposite of blame. It means not making excuses, or attributing circumstances to external events, unfairness or bad luck. It means looking at what you need to do and taking responsibility to do it yourself. It is recognising that you are in charge of your own destiny, whether it is at work or in your personal life. It is also acknowledging and accepting that you are responsible for the choices you make, the way you behave, the actions you take and the way you think and feel.
In my book 'The Confidence Coach' ( www.theconfidencecoachbook.com) I dedicate a whole chapter to being confident in your career from the point of interview to 'business as usual' at work. In addition, one of the favourite questions I like to ask during team building days is 'What three things do you need to do to take back responsibility at work'.
It is interesting to see the reaction on people's faces when they realise that they do have control of the way they feel at work each day and they can choose to go 'upstream' or 'downstream' each day they walk into their office.
For more information on how Lisa can help your team feel empowered and take responsibility, please see either www.howtoempoweryourstaff.com or www.amazingcoaching.com.au
Lisa Phillips is an award winning speaker, facilitator and confidence coach. Lisa appears regularly on TV and works with organisations and individuals assisting them to feel good and become confident and empowered.
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