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How to cope with the consequences of mistakes, which prevent us to build a career and feel happy
Before I plucked up the courage to turn from the unfortunate Vice-President of the Corporation in coach, writer and speaker on issues of success, I didn’t know how to get rid of career in marketing, which is not good for me for many reasons. Despite the fact that apparently it was “successful” (that is, I earned good money, carried great responsibility, received a lot of bonuses, managed large projects, etc.), emotionally it was a disaster.
When I look back at these 18 years of life in the Corporation, I understand that my true talents and abilities — the ones that make me feel alive and needed around — absolutely was not used. So I often felt the success I achieved, did not bring the desired satisfaction. The work and results, I focus on their positions in the Corporation, rarely match the real me or coincided with my true values and ideals.
As 87% of employees around the world, I felt no connection with his work and saw no point or purpose in this career for which I’ve worked.
Despite all the “reasonable” decisions that I took in building his career, at 41 I was broken and lost.
Why I was in so much pain and discontent with your career? The reason was in some critical career decisions, which I thought was reasonable and correct, but in the end failed me. And a key mistake that I have made over and over again, was that I did not understand that what is given to us easier and happier what we have natural skills — these talents we should rely on the work instead of focus on skills that are difficult or demotivate us. Moreover, if the kind of results that we are focused in their work, do not meet our core values, we will suffer.