When Work Isn’t Working For You
Angie Morgan, March 18, 2018
Your career has its peaks and valleys.
Peaks are great, right?
- You closed the big deal.
- Your proposal was a success with your client.
- Your team completed a project under budget and ahead of time.
Peaks can give you the energy and motivation necessary to strive for even greater achievements.
Peaks never seem to last long enough, however. Once you’re on top of a mountain, the only next step is one that goes down. If you take too many steps, you can find yourself in a valley – a lonely, dismal place.
Valleys may be:
- Receiving a discouraging performance review
- Losing a treasured client
- Getting a demotion
This is when it feels like work just isn’t working for you. While in a valley, you’ll consider career changes, experience self-doubt, and question what it is you’re meant to do in the first place.
Sometimes it can be challenging to inspire yourself in these moments. When this occurs, you need to seek out sources that encourage you and help you rediscover that spark within.
If this sounds at all familiar, watch this video from Angie, where she talks about why these moments are when your efforts to develop your leadership skills are needed most.
We created the SPARK Experience to help you both re-inspire yourself and stay inspired. At Lead Star, we’re on your side. Being our best requires effort, and we’re committed to giving the resources you need to be your best.