my coaching practice, I enjoy the good fortune to coach very talented
professionals on their career and life journey. My present client base includes
people from 25 to 61 years of age in many different fields of endeavor, career
levels, income and wealth attainment and stages of career achievement with a
myriad of unique life perspectives, goals and aspirations.
if there is a commonality with these clients, it is they often aim “too low”
with their career and life expectations. In other words, they are capable of
achievement at a much higher level than what can be the product of deeply
ingrained negative life “conditioning and thinking” in the execution of their
career journey and daily lives.
state of mind can develop unconsciously when we allow ourselves to be gradually
“beaten down” by negative reinforcement via life events, experiences and
unproductive human relationships, both personal and professional.
High, Expect Nothing Less
order to possess true optimism and unbridled passion about our career choices
and our lives, it is important for us to aim beyond our expectations. When we
aim high we are further self-empowered and energized. We are all capable of the
achievement of more than we can naturally envision for ourselves.
can needlessly hold ourselves back from career growth, expansion, achievement
and attainment when there is effectively no reason to do so beyond the silent
limits we place on ourselves. This is a poor emotional habit that is
counterproductive to our well being, health, happiness and self-fulfillment.
I have often expressed directly to my clients in coaching sessions and in other
articles on LinkedIn:
we can devalue ourselves.”
bear sole responsibility for our success, happiness and self-fulfillment. When
we assign blame for career and life misfortunes to other people, family, past
employers and life events we shirk this responsibility, see ourselves as
victimized and unfortunately, we set our future expectations too low based on
our talents and abilities. This is a poor and self-limiting decision on a
career and life journey regardless of our age and stage in life.
life and career is filled with a near barrage of sequential challenges,
obstacles, unfortunate events and negative reinforcement. It is critical for us
to be “stronger” than the forces that serve to lower our sense of self value
and to embrace and believe the
positive reinforcement we receive from those people who truly love, encourage
and believe in us “unconditionally.”
Not Fear Success
are the strong “core messages” we must fully embrace and believe in our lives
in order to achieve our goals, dreams and aspirations. The rest must be only
“static noise.” Please do not fear success in your life.
and unaffected by negative forces, you can actually achieve more than your
hopes, dreams, aspirations and your expectations. Please “aim high” and expect
should maintain this view and strategy throughout the remainder of your career
and life regardless of your age and present employment status. I would be
honored to guide you on your life and career journey.
Bob Lovely is a former
senior corporate executive and officer, an accomplished “master level”
certified executive and career coach and Chief Career Strategist with Career
Strategy Solutions. Inquiries regarding consultation, services, fees or
referrals should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 913-314-4460