I love that this was said…

“When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power.  We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.”  Julia Margaret Cameron


Did you spend a lot of effort right out of high school or college trying to figure out the most you could get materially for a comfortable amount of effort?  Did you then get a job and hope or expect that the company you went to work for, the boss, the working conditions, the customers and co-workers to all be a joy day in and day out?


It would be nice if it worked that way wouldn’t it?!


The truth is we often want the most back from a comfortable amount of effort with no outside hassles – but is that truly the recipe for fulfillment?


It’s a guaranteed recipe for disaster because it involves a condition of others doing what we think they should do to acknowledge, respect and value us in order for us to feel that we are in fact worthy, powerful, successful, etc.


Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra are offering a free guided meditation series right now that’s all about getting unstuck.  In that series they discuss how we tap into our creative power by staying focused on the present moment – and letting go of the past or the future.


We become disengaged from our jobs (and certainly our work) when we struggle with thoughts like “What do I love to do, where would I love to do it, what kind of people do I want to work with, what rewards are possible for ME to get at this company?”  This thinking puts the power in an employer’s hands – it also puts our value in their hands.  But with all this “ME” thinking – why would they value us?  How much do you value people in your life who seem to be primarily focused on their happiness over yours?


Being focused on finding something that we believe exists outside of ourselves for ourselves – vs. figuring out what we can do that makes a difference for others and then seeking opportunities to do it – only sets us up for fleeting moments of fulfillment from our job.


If you’re in a job you hate right now, ask yourself…


“Why do I have this job, in this place, with these people around me?”


Are you there to influence something greater?  Develop something within yourself?


I doubt you’re there to contribute further to the negative energy you are experiencing.


If you are unfulfilled by your job, could it be that you are sure what “your work” is?  Do you know:

  • who you are passionate to help – your audience (hint:  it’s almost never your boss)
  • your intention for them – what you wish for them and why that matters for the greater good
  • what you can easily do that can enable the dream you have for those you choose to serve


Although you may think you are a mismatch with your current job, the harsh truth may be that you’re thinking, feeling and behaving in a way that is in perfect alignment with the way of thinking, feeling and behaving that job has to offer.


If the job feels small – could you be thinking, feeling and behaving small?  Could it be that you have become so focused on your job that you have lost sight of “your work”?


Maybe you have grown and evolved and therefore expanded to understand who truly matters most to you – those that you have become ready to serve – but something keeps you grounded in a familiar comfort zone – even if it is uncomfortable and draining.


Why might this job be showing up as it is in your life?  What do you believe that this job provides evidence for?


Change your beliefs and the job will show up differently.


Want help discovering “your work” – the true value you have to offer to others?

My Personal Brand Confidence coaching session can help you to shift how you approach your current job AND to prepare for interviewing for new jobs.


This session offers you the opportunity to:

  • discover what you have to offer to others (discover what “your work” truly is)!
  • approach your job with a whole new level of clarity, confidence and conviction!
  • learn how to explain what you do for others in a way that sets you apart from your competition
  • feel confident about how to market yourself  – even over others with more experience than you
  • content for your resume or cover letters


You don’t have to struggle figuring out what to do while suffering in your current situation.  Help is here!  Schedule your free session today!


About Gina Calvano

Gina Calvano is a certified coach and Senior Professional in Human Resources, with over 20 years of experience as a talent management professional in both the private and non-profit sectors. With a unique approach, she combines her strategic corporate expertise and accreditations with metaphysics and transformational thinking which has resulted in people all over the world feeling good about themselves and connected to a sense of purpose.

She created the Success Readiness Bootcamp™, a step by step process that enables people to easily discover their unique talents and abilities and match them to majors, jobs, industries and leisure pursuits. Gina is also the co-author of Breakthrough! Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life with NY Times Best Selling Authors Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood and Powerful Connections Made Easy™ with Aprille Trupiano, and is currently working on her next book — Caged in My Cube: The Turnaround Guide For Loving The Job You Hate.

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