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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I hired Lori because I was feeling stuck in my job and needed to find a career that was more rewarding, more challenging, and more suited to me.  In the arts, it's difficult to find a job you enjoy that also pays enough to live on, but Lori helped me do just that! 

As we worked together, Lori always helped give me that extra nudge when I was having trouble taking the next step toward success and acknowledged and applauded me when I accomplished something that I'd been struggling with. 

Thanks to Lori, I got out of my 8-year rut at the same job and discovered a new career I love that brings me all of the things I want in a job--creativity, variety, challenge, learning, flexibility, teamwork, and cake.  With no professional experience but a desire to learn, Lori helped me find ways to become a cake decorator--first on my own and then, eventually, at a reputable cake shop.  Now, something I used to do just for fun has become something I make my living doing, and each workday flies by!

Emily Sweeney, Chicago, IL