As a business coach in New York’s financial district who specializes in career enhancement, I honor you for your successes and for seeking career enhancement in your field. How can you optimize your already thriving career? And how can you optimize your already thriving career without sacrificing peace? One of the reasons some people hit ceilings in their career is that they are taking an entrepreneurial approach rather than a purposeful approach. So what do I mean by that? When we modify our approach and reframe our behavior, the potential is there for the best results, every time. The application, however, is in your approach.
The first thing you need to do for career enhancement is to find your one thing. If you are already established and have a thriving career, chances are that you already found it. Great! Are you driven by it though? Perhaps you currently have a thriving career, but lose sleep from fear of hitting a ceiling. You put stock into the mental noise and have difficulties tuning out the chatter in the mind, and suddenly your one thing has been obscured. Are your producers driven by one thing? Do they even know what their one thing is? Here lies much of the problem and the reason why your company may hit ceilings. Your producers must also know their one thing and whatever their passion, skill, or one thing may be…it must be recognized and must become their purpose. There is a vast difference between an entrepreneurial approach and a purposeful approach. That difference will either keep you hitting ceilings, living with stress, living with too much on your plate, or getting extraordinary results and peace of mind. Which do you choose?
The most popular approach, but not necessarily the best, is an entrepreneurial one. It is well meaning, as we race off to do what needs to get done enthusiastically, but because we all naturally have limitations, we will eventually hit a ceiling. Then we get disappointed and start to buy into the chatter in the mind that tells us what we can or cannot achieve or who we can or cannot become. So when we hit that ceiling, we bounce up against it…again and again. It’s a vicious cycle that always runs hand in hand with the all-encompassing and unproductive mental, physical, and emotional condition. Stress. The financial services business is unquestionably a fast paced environment aligned with the background static of sharp risk, market, and regulatory pressures, and moment to moment strides to grow and enhance your shareholder’s values. Knowing this, why would you ever want to put more stress on an already high pressured environment?
If you were to take a purposeful approach, it commits you to grow continuously, where you are always asking, “What are my options, here?” There is tremendous value in knowing your one thing. Every day should be one big thing, with one small bull’s eye focus, if you will. Much of my career enhancement coaching uses a focusing question that in turn, narrows down those choices to the next thing you should do. Annually, quarterly, monthly, daily, in this meeting, and so on. This is goal setting to the now. The next thing I do as your career enhancement coach is teaching how to time block, counter-balance, and implement accountability. This is critical in the any and every business. Stable companies that reflect continued growth are the ones that take challenges and turn them into opportunities. This can only be done consistently with a leader who takes a purposeful approach and requires the same from their managers and producers.
Your career is not your purpose, rather your career is guided by your purpose.
The catalyst to career enhancement is your purpose. That purposeful approach is what will grow you and your company to heights that see no boundaries, and have no ceilings of achievement no matter what the circumstance because it is always seeking that next option. This is how to realize career advancement. If you want to optimize your already thriving career, it will begin with the one thing you put into place. Life doesn’t just line up for you. You need to place the first domino and put it in motion. This is why having a career enhancement coach like myself is essential.
Let’s analyze this. What’s the current language of your managers and producers? Do they blame a shift in the market on a
Managers and Producers with accountability, investigate the problem.
They take ownership of the problem, and address the reality of the problem rather than toss blame or make excuses. Accountable people look for solutions to the problem. Accountable Presidents, CEO’s, Managers, and Producers alike will absorb setbacks and keep moving. They see no ceiling of opportunity. Accountable people are results oriented and never defend actions, skill levels or lack thereof, models or systems that were put in place, or relationships that just aren’t getting the job done. They address the situation or problem and take the necessary actions to change it. They bring their best at whatever it takes without holding back. If you cannot be accountable, you will have difficulties achieving the extraordinary results that you are so capable of, if working with the right career enhancement coach.
A career enhancement coach is the highest form of an accountability partner. It is the best choice for extraordinary results. I am not a cheerleader, although I can be very uplifting. I provide frank and objective feedback on performance, keep the dialogue open while generating on-going expectation for heightened productivity, and help provide critical brainstorming when needed. Given the opportunity as your career enhancement coach, my mission would be to hold you accountable, teach you how to goal set to the now, assist in counter balancing your life…not just your work-life, and help you condition your mind to tune out the mental noise in this fast paced environment, and having overall peace.
You are only successful when everything is your life is enjoyed and has peace.
There is peace in stability. You can have success without sacrificing peace. Don’t let anyone tell you that this is not possible. Not only is it possible but is essential for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The lie you have been told is that we need to balance our life. The truth is that balance is impossible, but a counter balance is what is critical for extraordinary success professionally, personally, and relationally. Success will require passion, focus, accountability, counter balance, and conditioning the mind to observe the constant static in the background that perhaps seems normal and goes unnoticed. What is your mental dialogue saying? And what part of that are you identifying with? Experts say it takes sixty-six days to form a new habit. Habits are built over time, and the most successful people in the world did not get there alone. So let’s do this!
I look forward to partnering with you as your career enhancement coach. I honor you, as you take the powerful choice toward career enhancement. Not only will you optimize your already thriving career, but you will open the door to all of your life’s opportunities and achieve the unprecedented results others only dream of!
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