Are you doing well in your career with the prospect of a promotion? Does your employer like and value you as a person? Are you making good money, with lots of security and benefits to go along with it? Your job has allowed you to live a nice lifestyle. All of your basic needs are met and plenty of your wants. You look around you and see that you are doing as well as or better than many of your peers. Everything is going along as planned, except for one thing; you hate your job. Although you may be good at it and on the fast track to continued success, it provides very little fulfillment or joy. So, you feel trapped; locked to your job by the golden handcuffs.
Golden handcuffs are a type of financial incentive designed to motivate highly-valued employees from seeking positions elsewhere. These incentives must be repaid if the employee leaves within a specified period of time. This is a way to keep you shackled to your job. Locking yourself into your job is very easy to do. Almost everyone does it at some point and time. It often occurs gradually, but can also occur over time. Beware of the golden handcuffs, they look good at first, but they lock tight and are very difficult to remove.
Now that you’ve created this wonderful lifestyle for yourself, built up to a level of financial security, how can you unlock the handcuffs and make a change? How can you find something you feel passionate about without totally upsetting everything else in your life? Well one answer is simple: If you treat your career as a business, and learn how to work “with” employers instead of “for” employers, this shift in mindset will help you see what you need to do to take control and find the kind of career success and satisfaction you want and deserve. Also, never take a job just for the money. In the end, your paycheck will be your paycheck and you will be left doing a job that makes you miserable.
Remember, every journey begins with you wanting to make a change, so whether you are just entering the workforce and trying to land your first job or you want to continue looking for that perfect opportunity, I can help you on your journey to a new career and help you map out the plan that will take you there. So feel free to contact me at http://www.msselfconfident.com.