It’s QUITTING time! When its time to change your job into a career!

Need a Career ChangeIt’s the end of a long day as you anticipate heading home. You notice  your brilliant lipstick has faded to a murky washed off hue of a color. Your perfectly styled up do has managed to reposition itself into a mangled cluster of what used to be a style. Your perfectly pressed brilliant white blouse is crinkled and slightly stained. That look in your eye that started as beaming with enthusiasm are now dull and hazy. A coworker across the way catches your eye with that contagious yawn. You cannot help but gaze at the clock as the minutes wind down, even through these last 30 minutes feel as if it is a lifetime.

Finally – it is “quitting time”. Wait! Hold it right there! We have all heard Career Transition5pm referred to as “Quitting time” for ages. You may even hear the buzz of coworkers in the distance announce “It is quitting time”. But let’s take a moment and dissect this thought, shall we? If we refer to 5pm as quitting time every day, what does that say about our current state of mine? It begins to manifest a negative thought cycle.

Something to think about: Quitting means to give up or resign, to let go or relinquish; to cease, stop, or discontinue; to release one’s hold of; to acquit
This thought now enters the subconscious mind and starts to paint a picture that you may not even know is happening. Sure everyone would like to spend time with their family, attend social activities or maybe even just relax with a good book. But now thinking about the phrase a little deeper, are you having second thoughts yet?

What does your attitude say about you to your boss or other coworkers? Are there are negative habits or phrases you get wrapped in throughout the day? Sure negativity loves company and is the most contagious feeling one can share. One negative person can bring the workplace down for everyone. You’re rare (and extremely fortunate) if you haven’t worked with someone who complains about everything, criticizes everyone, and in general, sees the bad side of everything. To toxic individuals, the glass isn’t half-empty. It’s empty.

Let me be clear—I’m not saying we can’t have a bad day now and then, because that happens to everyone. I’m referring to the people who are unhappy, day in and day out. They’re miserable and determined to drag down everyone around them…because misery loves company, right?

I know that if I owned a company and heard my employees say, It’s quitting time, it would most certainly be stored in the back of my head. Clearly this is not an employee that I want to focus too much of my energy on. All that negativity energy, guess what? -People just want to tune you out. If it is bad enough you may even find yourself without a job.

Find a job you love

“If you make your job your number one priority, it is not loving you back. When you find the career you love, it no longer is work it is PASSION.”
Amanda Scocozzo, C.P.C.

It is time to take action for yourself and there are options.
1. Learn to look at things in a different way. Be thankful this job allows you to put food on your table and the luxuries or necessities you need in life
2. Catch yourself and be aware of your negative thoughts and behaviors. Turn your negative outlook and find a positive way to close the day. Ex: “That was a productive day and I am looking forward to spending the evening at dinner with my friends”
3. Evaluate your current job and decide if it is time for change. Maybe you are truly unhappy and are ready to explore what is out there for you.

Click here to discover how to find out what is available for you in your career ahead.

Amanda Scocozzo, C.P.C.

(347) 913-LIFE (5433)

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Dealing with TOP 8 Stresses of Daily Life

Stress Management

Dealing with Stress

1. Time Management

Rank your priorities from most to least important and tackle the time-sensitive ones first. Also, knowing unpleasant tasks cause stress, tackle these jobs first so you can get them out-of-the-way. Knowing that something more appealing will follow may motivate you. If you plan ahead, prioritize tasks, control procrastination and learn to manage your time more effectively, you will avoid unnecessary stress later.

2. Finances

Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Plan your expenses in advance when possible and stay within your means. Ask me about creating a budget and how to pay off your bills. Explore additional resources to generate revenue. Cut back extra’s until the finances become more manageable.

3. Taking on too much.

Do you have an “I have to please everyone” tendency? Be honest and let people know what you can (and can’t) take on.  Let people know that you do not want to over extend yourself. You cannot out 100% into anything when you are being pulled in 10 different directions.

4. Conflicts in the workplace or at home.

Disagreements or opposing opinions can put a strain on personal or professional relationships. No need to be argumentative or confrontational; simply be honest and respectful with each other and try to arrive at a solution with which both parties can be happy. Learn to embrace what is different; there may be something each of you can learn from one another.

5. The need to control or be right.

Do you find yourself always having to be in control? When things do not go your way, how do you handle it? If you find yourself flying off the handle, learn to be more adaptable  and open to other possibilities. No one wants to be around someone who always needs things “their way”. People will eventually lose interest in your need to control things.

6. Missing the opportunity to take time out and relax.

Everyone needs to carve out at least 5 minutes of “me time” every day. If you don’t have a chance to refuel, you may be feeling a state of tension. Relaxation will give you greater clarity of thought, which leads to a better daily performance.

7. Neglecting to see the humor in situations.

Being in “serious mode” around the clock will push others away from you. Learn to brush things off and not take things so serious. Life is too short to stress the little things. Choose your “battles” wisely and you will see how much more enjoyable life can be.. Enjoy the benefits of a good laugh with friends and family. Laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce stress.

8. Major life changes.

The only constant in our lives is change. Welcome change as a positive challenge. A new job, baby or moving to a new home should be viewed as a new beginning rather than a fearful event. Remember that fear is a story we create in our head, focus on the fact and opportunity, If you find you are having a hard time letting go of fear and often self sabotage your own dreams, ask me how to let go of fear here. Remember, stress-healthy people have an optimistic attitude, embrace challenges, have a roaring sense of humor and accept that change is a part of life.

It is not always easy getting through these stresses on your own. As your life coach I will support you on your journey creating useful tools to prepare you for life’s difficult times.

Find out how having a coach having a coach helped my client Mary.

Or of course, this could be your other alternative: Stress

I am sure you will find the above options much more enjoyable, but to each his own.

If you are stressed, bang head here. Not doctor approved. 🙂

Amanda Scocozzo, C.P.C.

(347) 913-LIFE (5433)