Now that the Corona crisis has almost ended, we are all carefully making holiday plans again.
What are your plans for this summer? To the beach? Or the mountains? Or perhaps a completely different destination; a personal destination.
Especially during the holidays, it is always a great opportunity to think about your career. Are you still satisfied with your work? Or are you ready for a promotion? Or perhaps a completely different job?
All choices and decisions that are difficult to oversee. And then of course you also have those voices in your head, telling you it will never work. Well, you won't get anywhere like that.
But what if you are really ready for a new development in your career? You probably have so much talent, so many capacities and so many skills in you; you MUST start developing.
There is only one disadvantage. And that disadvantage is you.
Because most who want to start something new at work, hit a wall. How is that possible?
We all have a kind of built-in brick wall in the brain: the reptilian brain. That's a small part of our mind that doesn't like changes. It just wants you to stay nice and safe in your place. That way you will never be disappointed. But that is of no use to you now.
If you have that irritating voice in your head again, try to think of the following metaphor:
The bus trip
Imagine you are the driver of a bus and you are on your way to your destination, such as following a new course, a promotion; you name it.
But there are also a few tricky passengers on the bus.
Somewhere in the back is someone who keeps giving directions: It is better to turn right and then take the first street on the left. That passenger is talking so loud that you can’t even think for yourself.
Or what about that passenger who keeps telling you to turn around. Because soon you will get stuck in traffic and you will never arrive at our destination.
And then of course you also have such an annoying passenger in the front who always says: beware! a pedestrian. Or watch out; that was almost an accident! Enough to drive you crazy
But you have to realize the following. You are the driver of the bus, so you decide where you go. It is up to you to determine whether you listen to those passengers (in other words, those voices in your head).
You would rather have had those passengers or voices not there, but that is life. So it is up to you to decide how much attention you will give to all those passengers. You are at the wheel; you decide which direction you go
Of course this is only the first step in the development of your career. Would you like to talk to me about that? Then please contact me. I would love to help you on your way: firstname.lastname@example.org