Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
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What is a Professional Life?
It's more than money; it's more than time; it's more than identity. It's more than marketing, sales, cash flow, good will, payroll, employees, and customers. It's about designing and creating work that works for you. In the American Culture a job, profession, career, or business is WHO YOU ARE. We are judged by our position and by our earning power. According to the book The Culture Code written by Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, we seek so much meaning in our jobs; our jobs have genuine value, we are doing something worthwhile; it bolsters our sense of identity; who we are has endless room for growth; you never have to be stuck in what you do; we champion entrepreneurs because they are our most aggressive identity-seekers; none of us want to feel we are done; we feel the need to keep working in order to feel we still exist. We seek, we judge, we identify, we need value, meaning, and growth, and most of all we need validation. That's a lot to take in. Your professional life is a life that fits you. It's about taking what matters to you most and creating a passion, pursuit, vocation, or venture around it.
Why Design Your Professional Life?
We spend many hours getting to and from our jobs, professions, careers, or businesses. When we're physically "not there" we are "there" in our minds. It's hard to "turn off" and "shut the door" because we are electronically connected 24/7. Designing your professional life is about designing for yourself; lifting the burden of a professional life created by others. Designing your professional life is akin to designing your own home. You have a vision of what it will be; blueprints are drawn to put your vision to paper; your vision is built and it's now real. You had a hand in every decision and created your home to fit into your life. You are now content, at ease, and gratified because your desired outcome of living in a place you created has been realized. This same feeling can also be realized in your professional life.
What Does It Feel Like to be Trapped in Your Job, Profession, Career, or Business?
You may feel like a caged animal who can't escape your circumstances. You may feel like you're serving a life sentence behind invisible bars. You may not feel anything. You may just be going through the motions of everyday living without questioning why you're feeling this way. Many would rather 'stay with the devil they know'. When are the padlocks taken off? Most likely when you receive a pink slip, a lay-off, a bankruptcy, or a revoked license. What happens once the shock wears off? Depends. Depends on who are as a person and what your circumstances are. It may be the greatest gift or the biggest disappointment. As our culture implies, we are what we do for a living. It is possible to take preventative measures. Go to school, network, keep up your skills, and become the proverbial hamster on the wheel chasing the 'happiness' ghost. Another trap many people find themselves in is this: You're afraid of going where you want to go only to find out you really don't want to be there. You feel you've wasted precious time and you're unsure if you'll ever find something and just 'stick with it'. The Harnessed Lightning System makes it easier for you to stay committed to a career path.
Why Change? I Don't Want to Lose What I Have
Do you know what surrender is? It's not losing. It's giving up something to get something else. Every person I've worked with has gained something. Whether by circumstance or their own choosing, these wonderful, bright, insightful, engaging, smart, and talented people were able to discover, design, and create a professional life that works for them. In the beginning they were scared and apprehensive. Deep down, in their soul, they knew what worked and didn't work for them. They garnered the courage to finally ask for what they wanted and needed. Deep down they knew they were ready. They took a chance and were pleasantly surprised their desired outcome was achieved. From leaving a tenured position to creating their own television program, these professionals surrendered and gained a new and different life that finally works for them. Ultimately, they created a professional life they could call their own.
I'm Invested Where I'm At. Why Change?
There are a myriad of reasons why you want to stay where you are at. It may be you're waiting to be vested for a pension, you may have medical issues and can't take the chance of changing your health coverage, you've attained a level of accomplishment in your work and enjoy where you are at, the competition is too stiff, capital funding is drying up, and education is too expensive. All valid depending on your circumstance. However, if you're ready to jump out of your skin, then don't make a move without contacting Harnessed Lightning. We offer a complimentary "Break Free of Your Career Trap" 45-Minute telephone consultation. In this conversation we discover and explore where you are now, where you want to be, what's holding you back, and the powerful steps needed to get you on the road to designing and creating a professional life that works for you.
What Should I Expect?
Harnessed Lightning assists you in designing a professional life that works for you, instead of against you. When you finally attain the professional life created by-and for-you, ultimately you'll be content, at ease, and gratified in your professional and personal life. You will say, "This is It! This is where I belong".
What is a Career Designer?
What I Bring to the Table:
My gift to you is a safe haven for your voice to be heard; to discover and uncover what you've known all along: what you really want; to find every possible way to figure out how to make it work for you. My unique ability is to reach that part of you that needs to be set free, to create the professional life where each and every day you feel, in your soul, this is where you belong-you're home!