Could 2014 Be Your Best Year Ever?

January marks the beginning of a new year. With the winter months looming ahead, this is a good time for new goals and fresh starts.  So I have a question for you:  What would it be like if 2014 became your best year ever in your job or career?

Let’s start with a quick assessment of how things are for you now. I’ve crafted this quiz based on the most common topics clients are struggling with when they first contact me for help and support. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is strongly disagree and 5 is strongly agree, answer the following questions.    I want you to take the quiz the quickly, and listen to your gut, intuition, or heart.

  1. I’m content with the amount of money I earn, including benefits (e.g. insurance, paid time off, etc.).
  2. I feel balanced throughout my workweek, as if my job consumes the right amount of time and energy, while allowing me time and energy for other things that are important to me (family, faith, fun, etc.).
  3. I feel my work is meaningful to me.  My job allows me to fulfill my purpose, or one of my purposes, in this life.
  4. I am great at my job.  My work allows and encourages me to leverage my own personal strengths.  I am good at what I do.
  5. I enjoy my work.  I enjoy the job I do, the activities I perform, and the people I work with.  I feel lucky that I like my job.

This is a quiz where the total score is not as important as each individual score.  I urge you to evaluate every question that you score a 3 or lower.  If you only have 1 or 2 items that are scored low, then it is time for some changes in those areas.  If you score all 5 items at 3 or lower, it is time for a deep career transformation.

So how did you do?  What are your scores?

I believe everyone can create a career they love.  I believe you can love your job, and thrive in your career or business.  And I’d be delighted to help you make that happen in 2014.

If you were to make 2014 your best year ever for your career, what would that feel like?  And what needs to happen in your job or career to make it a reality for you?

I invite you to share your results below.

 

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Client Stories

What did you need at the time you hired Lori?


I wanted to work in my industry and didn't know how to progress any further than I was. I knew I had much experience that could be put in the industry of my choice but not how to parlay that experience. I needed guidance.

What did you and Lori do together?


Many, many things. Overall, to get clear in my mind what I offered and really what I wanted in a work environment. Every week was another epiphany after another. One of my favorites was the "knowing your core values". Having had some experience on this subject I was all ready to dive-in. Core Values is key. Knowing your core values. 

Lori makes it so easy to pinpoint. One time we were speaking about something else and we both realized...OMG...that is a core value for me. I hadn't written it down before, but discovered later that if ever a core value fit me...it was the one I mentioned at that time.  Knowing that piece of information also answered a long standing question in my head.  One of the "why's" as to my constant upset with other places I had worked.

What were the results from working with Lori?


Many things. One is a great looking resume. I thought, wow, I look good and it was all from work I had already done elsewhere but didn't know how to say it or present it. Another is the clarity of knowing where I will feel good when I do work. What I really want and with the kind of people I really want to work with on a daily basis. This entire process is so valuable. The best money I ever spent and I am not kidding or exaggerating. I was only hoping it would be valuable and it really was valuable.< I know stuff and it has value and is marketable. Lori showed me those things and it gives me confidence.

Anything else you’d like to add?


Lori delivers above and beyond. The highest quality of exchange, 'more than you expected.' I told my friends this over and over: 'I wish I had her 10-20-even 30 years ago.' Every one, and I mean EVERYONE, needs a Lori. Her understanding,patience, how she problem solves, putting things in simple terms, was mind blowing. I wish I could that well. I present a problem and she could turn it around and yes...another epiphany.

Lori, is worth every penny. It isn't about a title. It is about enjoying everyday doing work you love with people you like and are like minded. You'll know what you are looking for when you interview.  I never say this, but I will say it here. Lori is a major key into the rest of my life doing what I always wanted to do. That is: Being happy doing what I do, everyday. Something I have been saying for years. Allowing Sherlock...to be Sherlock.  Finding my people. They are out there and now I know what I am looking for in that respect.

LORI ROCKS!!!!!!

Sherlock Ganz, Los Angeles, CA