Nancy Fredericks pens Women Lead Change's "Mindful Mondays" column, appearing the second Monday of every month. Fredericks is a preeminent Business Executive Strategist, Author and Thought Leader. Corporations like Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Adobe, Allergan and Transamerica have retained her to optimize individual and organizational performance. You can find her at www.CareerStretchZone.com. The views of Nancy Frederick's blogs represent her own and not necessarily the views of Women Lead Change.
Over the last 30 years, I have coached thousands of amazingly talented women. They shared with me their hopes and dreams as well as their disappointments and frustrations. One prevalent theme is the bad advice women have received and believed through the years. It is only as these executives realize some of their erroneous core beliefs regarding who they are and how they should work in business that breakthrough and career momentum occurs.
Simply put: there is a lot of poor advice out there! Let me share a few concepts you may be holding that keep you small and limits the progress of your career.
Are you satisfied with your career? If not, you may be dealing with the aftereffects of bad advice that are restraining the advancement of your career. So, the first place to check is you and your unconscious assumptions.
Yes, you will run into roadblocks along the way. It is all part of achieving a satisfying career. Barriers are intended for your good to hone your attitudes and skills. They have you reexamining your objectives. When your career isn't as stellar as you wish, it is time to upgrade or even create an original plan of action, and it always starts with transforming any internal or external limitations that hold you small. Your ability to grow and recreate yourself is infinite. This continual reinventing process is how you soar and become all that you were created to be.