Important: Before you study this lesson please watch this video, “Why?“. Example: If you or your client are in a relationship and the other person displayed an attitude of not being “Truthful”, you’ll need to master, and you’ll need to educate your client the following: “Confront and Level!”, “Assertive Communications!”, as well as “I Feel Good, PST!”.
Make sure to answer the questions at the end and follow the instructions for submission!
If you ask a class of ten-year-old kids what they want to be when they grow old, they’ll probably give you an endless list of answers. Some will tell you they want to become doctors to save lives, some will say they want to become astronauts to touch the sky or visit the moon, some will tell you that they want to be firefighters; the list will be endless.
In our childhood we all said similar things. We all dreamt of doing what we loved. We all wanted to make a living out of something that made us happy. But somehow, our dreams changed. Our priorities changed. And as we grew up, we left those dreams behind and started chasing the dreams that were handed to us by others.
But did it work out? Did following a safe path that was dictated by our parents, siblings, relatives, society, or friends help us lead a fulfilling life? Well, some people were lucky enough to find happiness in this path, but many of us were not.
Many people get up in the morning and are hit by a feeling of hopelessness. They feel exhausted, unappreciated, lack motivation, and want to break free from the job, which, instead of equipping them with a purpose, drains them.
Factors that lead to dissatisfaction from the job:
There could be many reasons why an individual feels unhappy about his job.
Micromanagement: Micromanaging managers usually end up taking a toll on a person’s productivity. When each and every activity is monitored closely and when complaints are raised on petty issues, especially in the case of hardworking employees, it leads to dissatisfaction with the job.
Less flexibility: We all need breaks. Things come up and life events take place. But when bosses don’t allow time to focus on other aspects of your life, it can lead to frustration.
Low income: We all have bills to pay. Passion for work doesn’t put food on your plate. Some organizations expect employees to give their 100% while they offer them minimum wages. Low income not only leads to unhappiness and dissatisfaction but also affects how you live and shape your life.
Company politics: This is one of the major reasons why employees feel miserable at work. When undeserving employees get a raise or promotion and hardworking employees get nothing due to office politics. This results in disappointment.
Tight or unrealistic deadlines: Sometimes organizations dump a huge amount of work on employees and expect them to deliver within tight deadlines while providing limited resources. This not only builds tension in and between teams but also contributes to stress.
Toxic environment: When companies follow a culture where people in senior positions are allowed to disrespect or threaten their colleagues, it creates an environment where employees feel unsafe. This leads to uncertainty and hopelessness, ultimately leading to anxiety and disappointment.
Fewer opportunities for growth and learning: Some organizations allow employees to explore and experiment. They encourage new ways of doing things and are always evolving. But other organizations cripple their employees by imposing outdated, traditional methods. They refuse to provide learning opportunities to their employees which gives rise to the feeling of being stuck.
How a draining job creates an imbalance in life:
The average person spends eight to nine hours at t:he workplace. That is one-third of adult life. And let’s not forget about the hours spent commuting. If a person is doing something that makes him miserable, it can create an imbalance in life. Below are the results of sticking to a poor job.
Higher stress levels: Tight deadlines, severe workload, fewer resources, and uncooperative peers and managers often contribute to an increased level of stress.
Hopelessness: When employers make false promises regarding raises or promotions, provide fewer learning opportunities, create a toxic work environment, and terminate employment for petty reasons, it leads to hopelessness.
Distorted work-life balance: When employees are forced to show up on weekends, when they are not given appropriate breaks and are forced to carry their work home, it distorts work-life balance.
Switching to a healthy job:
Even though many people feel miserable at work, they are terrified of the idea of switching to a healthier job. But the good news is that you can face your fears, leave an unhealthy job, and go for a better one. Below are a few steps that you can take to improve your professional life.
Consult a career counselor: Some people spend their lives stuck in the wrong job, doing what they hate. A career counselor can help you uncover your interests and can also help you find the ideal profession.
Ask yourself the right questions: It often happens that while exploring, people find several career options that interest them. This can lead to further confusion. Introspecting and asking yourself the right questions can help you pick wisely and find the right career path.
Make a plan: People often dream about doing something they love but they get scared. Why? Because their dreams are not backed by solid plans. Hence creating a plan and sticking to it, moving forward one step at a time, can help you break free from a toxic job.
Utilize weekends: Weekends allow you to take your mind off work and learn something new. Spend your weekends reading books, watching tutorials, taking lessons online, etc.
Pick up new skills: Join a night school or take classes. It can enable you to pick up new skills. Joining discussion forums, chat rooms, and taking online one-on-one coaching can help you develop skills faster.
Attend interviews: Most people feel anxious when it comes to face-to-face interviews. But the more interviews you attend, the less anxious you become. Attending as many interviews as possible can help you better prepare and get that job.
How did you break away from an unhealthy job? What issues were you facing and what steps did you take?
Please write an essay, up to two pages, about a past experience you or someone you know had an unhealthy job. Tell us in detail, who, what, when, where, why, to whom, the place of what you did. The outcome! And tell us in detail how you could have changed that from what you learned today so the outcome would have been better. Internalize this lesson. Make it become a part of you. Share your story in the Forums.
Our advice is for you to put this lesson in action. Become a member of the Forum and share your thoughts or give feedback to others. That’s how you gain practice in becoming a Certified Life Coach!
Read the article? Time to introspect!
- Many people today say money doesn’t matter. What’s your take on it? Do you think it matters?
- Would you say that you work in a healthy environment? List the things you feel are great about your current job.
- Are you willing to move to a better job? Why do you think your current job isn’t fulfilling your needs? List the reasons.
- Do you have a plan for making a successful switch? Are you practicing for interviews?
- What additional steps are you planning to take to create a healthy work-life balance?
This module includes the following:
- Why Become a Life Coach
- Live a Life of Balance
- Good Health
- Healthy Emotions
- Bad Work Habits
- A Healthy Job
- Community Involvement
- Attitude Check & Confession
- Confront and Level
- I Feel Good, PST™
There is no way any relationship will survive without having the qualities mentioned above.
Make sure to read each article carefully at least three time. Print your workbook (will be available per lesson.) Answer all questions and enter them in your workbook. Once you have completed this entire journey, you will be issued a Life Coach Certificate so long as you’ve been a member of the “Forums.”
Also, follow the instruction for sharing your story in our Forums as well as participating in our “Forums,” especially our unique “Confessions Forum” so you may gain practice, knowledge, experience, and expertise!
I am thankful that you have given me this opportunity to share all of this with you. May God bless you and bring prosperity and peace into your life.
George Tannous, PhD
This is Where Confessions, Attitude Checks, Accountability, Give and Receive Feedback Comes in. Practice for Your Own Practice!
Well, you might be asking yourself “How am I going to get practice for my practice?” Great question and I thought you’ll never ask!
#1 You are part of a group with the same interests.
#2 You have a question in regards to one of your clients and we are here to help you.
#3 Others have questions and you can give feedback and help them.
#4 You need to do a confession.
#5 And much more.
You Are Never Alone! Join the Forums!
Once you have completed this entire journey, you will be issued a Life Coach Certificate. Must participate in our Forums to get certified! You’ll achieve your internship by joining and partcipating in our “Forums”.