COMA - (n) a state of deep unconsciousness that lasts for a prolonged or indefinite period.
We acknowledge there is a sufficient amount of much motivational, inspirational and empowerment literature, videos, and journals. For every niche, purpose and pursuit. This one is none of that. This is simply a wake-up call!
Maybe you are me. Working hard and putting in the time knowing that it would eventually pay off with an eventual rise to power up the career ladder. Higher - position, salary, office, recognition. For the meantime though, paying dues, doing the assignments and being accountable to those in charge.
Or is this a more relevant truth? Cruising on the highway, in the safe lane. Life is good! Work is good! Putting in what it takes to stay afloat, stay onboard and not get thrown overboard. There is the to-do list that you check off daily.
Sometimes feel over-worked, & under-paid. Maybe this is your mantra: "If no one bothers me, then I am not to be bothered."
Which Lady have I missed? The wounded soldier who was in the battle but feels as if she has lost the fight. Networked - check! Educated - check! Certified - check! Went a step above & a mile beyond - check! Applied for the job, then was passed over - check! Laughed at & snickered about or misunderstood - check!
In whichever case we find ourselves, I have defined this as career coma!
What is 'career coma' you ask? It is the state of complete absence of awareness of self and the environment, even when externally stimulated. - Zero sign of growth! No sign of life, except a faint pulse being kept alive by the promise of "one day maybe me!"
ALL of the sentiments represent ladies who may very well be in a comatose state. Where are you on the list?
Here are some things for you to consider, as you AWAKE and answer the call to a better career!
If you identify with either of these, then lean in close! Come on. Don't be scared - lean in close! All of the above can be considered indications of a seroius condition. YOUR CAREER IS IN A COMA! Currently not responding, no life, unaware of all the changes and slew of information available to give life. It is unresponsive and on life support, waiting until someone pulls the plug! Basically you have fallen asleep, wrecked the vehicle to your future that is your career, been carted off to the hospital. Even the hard worker is asleep at the wheel, driving fast but going nowhere or better yet, traveling in the wrong direction.
How to awake from the coma & revive / rescucitate? Oh yes, if you're breathing, you can rescucitate; if there's a faint pulse, it can be revived! It all starts with YOUrself (self-leadership), being conscious, active & aware regarding what you want, being INTENTional about achieving, and being consistent - ONE STEP AT A TIME.
Lead to Power is an organization that desires for you to have what you desire career wise. Why? Because if you are honest with yourself, stop taking the high road, trying to fool yourself and connect with what you really want - IT IS A BETTER LIFE, CAREER, BUSINESS.
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“If you want to reach your goals and fulfill your potential, become INTENTIONAL about your personal growth. It will change your LIFE.” ~John Maxwell
Katrina Booker has been working with professionals & women in business for over ten years. She provides career and business coaching services, as well as, leadership insight and advice. Her educational background in business and leadership experience has given her a base from which to approach many topics - especially overcoming the frustrations of career life and expanding personal leadership style. She especially enjoys giving insight on leadership challenges, creative solutions to inefficiencies and career challenges.