Defining your career

With many years of experience in helping professionals achieve their goals, it has been a part of my job to identify the setbacks that individuals face to become ‘better’ at what they do.

Psychologists have long been researching how our mindsets can make or break our progression in our professional lives. American psychologist Carol Dweck, for example, distinguishes between the growth mindset, which lets you view mistakes as learning opportunities, and the fixed mindset, which makes you think you can never be good enough.

As is usual in the practice of one-to-one coaching, having solid goals is the most important factor when it comes to making progress and increasing satisfaction. Ensure that you are putting enough time and effort into each of your most important goals because lost time is impossible to gain back.

When you have goals set out and are starting to pour your time into them, eliminating distractions is a great way to stay on track and succeed. In over 20 years of life coaching, it has been a pattern that those who have the most distractions face the biggest challenge in achieving goals. Get rid of distractions to focus on the most important goals – you can either excel at one thing or be average at many things. Which would you rather be?

Finally, taking a break is also a vital part of decluttering. Pausing to breathe, reflecting on your progress and planning for the future are far more effective than trying to get as much done in as little time as possible. The latter approach can fill your mind with stress, worries and guilt, while pausing and planning gives your mind focus and motivation.

Decluttering your career can be achieved and with focus and dedication, and with the help of my comprehensive one-to-one coaching you can get to where you want to be. If you’d like to learn more about life coaching or want to enquire about the services I offer, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 02031 516 830.