I want to share a raw and honest reflection with you. It's that feeling of overwhelm that creeps in, leaving you paralyzed with inaction. I've been there. In fact, I was just there earlier this week, again. And I know many of you have too. It’s like trying to untangle a knot in a ball of string, just when you think you have untangled the bulk of it, if you pull too quickly you end up stuck again.

I needed to remind myself that I needed to breathe and remember I have learned something along the way here.

How to Manage Career Overwhelm

  1. This Too Shall Pass: Overwhelm is transient. It may feel all-consuming in the moment, but it always passes. Trust in the process and have faith that brighter days are ahead.
  2. You Are More Capable Than You Think: Even when it feels like you're lost in a fog, remember that you possess the knowledge and skills to navigate through challenges. Trust in your abilities, even when doubt creeps in.
  3. Resilience is a Muscle: Each time we face adversity, we emerge stronger and more resilient. Every setback is an opportunity for growth, and with each challenge, we acquire new tools to navigate future obstacles.

As someone who guides others through similar struggles, I want to emphasize that none of us have it all figured out. And that's perfectly okay. Embrace the journey of growth and discovery, even when it feels uncomfortable.

So, take a deep breath and know that you're not alone in this journey. We're in it together, and I've got your back every step of the way.

Strategies to Get You Unstuck from a Career Deadend

Here are a few strategies I'm implementing today to navigate through my own challenges:

  1. Journaling: As an internal processor, journaling helps me untangle my thoughts and find clarity amidst chaos.
  2. Coaching: Seeking support from a coach isn't just about personal development; it's an act of self-care. A coach helps me regain perspective and empowers me to make choices aligned with my values.
  3. Self-Compassion: Remember to be kind to yourself. Figuring things out can be tough, but by showing yourself grace and compassion, you'll find the strength to keep moving forward.

One resource that has been invaluable to me on this journey is my values worksheet. It serves as a compass, guiding me back to my purpose and helping me take meaningful steps forward. [Link to values worksheet]

If any of this resonates with you, I invite you to reach out. Let's have a conversation about how we can navigate through the messy middle together, emerging stronger and more resilient on the other side.

Remember, you are capable of overcoming whatever challenges come your way. Trust in your resilience, lean into discomfort, and keep moving forward.

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Here's to purposeful career planning and the incredible journey that lies ahead!

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Embracing Authenticity in Your Career Journey

3 Ways to Start Trusting Your Gut

The 5 Whys Strategy and Why It's So Important

And over on the Podcast

Ep. 95 Building Confidence and Belief in Yourself with Monica Morgan