If you have no one holding you accountable for your career – your role as a leader and what you are doing with your life, you are quickly slipping into failure.
I know how incendiary this statement is. I know, because I just received something similar in my email inbox from a businesswoman I admire.
But before you move into defensive mode, please take a quick breath and internalize this thought for just a moment.
Who is holding you accountable for your own success?
(Usually, the answer is “me.”)
Well, how is that going for you?
Did you hear the crickets chirping too?
Are you letting yourself serve up excuse after excuse after reason after defensive reason why you are not reaching your goals?
In other words, are you letting yourself stay a victim of things that happen to you or have you taken control to change your path?
For most of us, we need a COACH coach. One who will not let us get by on “reasons” and “excuses.” One who will motivate, encourage and push us to continue to aim for higher heights than we think possible.
I’ve worked with some wonderful clients, who are high-achieving, highly motivated individuals; and even they can use an unbiased ear. Even they can get stuck down in the minutiae and need help seeing the bigger picture.
I often get asked what a Career Coach is and what I do. Can I get that next job for you? Can I promote you to the next higher position? No, Unfortunately not.
What I am is your personal accountability partner, that helps you form that personal control and responsibility for you own path and journey. My job is to be an advocate for your dreams, and to encourage and motivate and to aid you in making those dreams come true.
If you feel like you’re stuck, and just don’t know how to get started again, let’s set up a time to chat and see how we can get your journey started again.