Friday, February 17, 2012

MamaBlogger365 - A Career That Works by Michelle Friedman, CPCC

Are Your Inner Critics Driving the Bus?

I guide my coaching clients during big leaps in their professional lives, such as stepping into a management role, launching a business, or returning to work after a career break. Just the thought of shaking up the status quo takes real guts and often provokes “Saboteurs” or “Inner Critics”.

These little voices in our head are sneaky and usually very nasty. Think back to a time when you contemplated reaching for something big. Now, fill in the blanks:

“This will never work because you are too_______!” (old, busy, inexperienced…)

“No one will take you seriously because you are not ______ enough!” (organized, smart, outgoing…)

Saboteurs make us feel like failure is guaranteed, so why not play it safe and put off even trying in the first place. Tim Ferris, author of The Four Hour Work Week, says it well...

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