Want a to get on a fast-track to a promotion? Promote yourself to creator of your work – here’s the one secret ingredient that gets you there…

Ready to wake up to what makes you unique among your peers?  Ready to breakthrough to being “a creative” for your work vs. “a cautious” at your job?


Want a to get on a fast-track to a promotion?  Promote yourself to creator of your work – here’s the one secret ingredient that gets you there …


All it takes to be a creator is to be aware of the intention you hold in your mind (and heart) for those who will be impacted by your contribution.


Intention is the secret ingredient that sets you apart from others.  Understanding your intention and being able to demonstrate how this intention actually makes the difference you imagine for others wins you favor – even over others who may have more experience than you.  It lets people know “What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) to work with you?”


Understanding your intention and performing tasks through that intention (holding that intention in your mind and heart) is doing “your work”.  Those who only complete the tasks within the assigned responsibilities of their job without awareness of the intention they have for others (or who only know an intention they have for themselves – i.e. promotion, bigger bonus, favor with select individuals, etc.),  aren’t doing “their work” (they probably aren’t doing the job as well as they think they are either).  Contribution without intention is not creating – it’s cautious at best – and the rewards that come from being cautious, have no chance of offering you a sustainable sense of fulfillment – not from your job and definitely not from a confident sense of your unique self.


Being a creator makes you stand out – and sometimes standing out among others who seem to be just doing their job can be dangerous.


So, is “danger” your middle name?  I think it is – no matter if you are a cautious or a creator.  Here’s how…Being cautious is dangerous because that is a life of constantly seeking something outside of yourself to help you to feel like the reason you get out of bed and come to work isn’t just for a paycheck – a paycheck that has long ago lost its luster and power as evidence that you matter and are valued for what you do (and can do).


Have you learned yet that no amount of pay will ever be a sustainable source of joy or provide sufficient evidence that you are valued?


Doing “your work” can be dangerous I know.  It means standing for an intention you hold for others – sometimes we have to stand up to “job-doers”.  This can be scary at times – what if they cause problems, complain about us, get us fired, etc.?  Being a creative means giving up the scapegoats of our life – we let go of our ability to point fingers and place blame outside of ourself.  We think we can’t handle 100% accountability.  All these thoughts may be there – they may be valid – but submitting to them demonstrates you value all the things “job-doers” value (money, reputation, job-security, an external factor to blame when things don’t go as you planned).  However, there’s a hefty price to pay for holding onto those values – your clarity, confidence, self-esteem, sustainable fulfillment, health and more.  I think having all that at stake is way more dangerous than temporarily loosing a paycheck at one job you may not feel fulfilled at anyway.


In my 20+ years as an HR executive who specialized in performance management – which most often meant firing people for not performing “up to standard” I have never witnessed anyone get fired for missing the mark when they held a virtuous intention for the good of the organization and those they serve in heart and mind – never!


Nothing is a faster path out of feeling stuck at a job than discovering “your work” and staying focused on being a creator in each present moment – offering others the opportunity to experience the intention you see as possible for making a difference in their life.


How will you give yourself the opportunity to BE creative in your work today?  What is the intention you have for those you serve?  Can’t answer this – start smaller…


  • Who do you serve?
  • What is the problem you solve for them?
  • How would having that problem solved enable them to feel?
  • What would a person coming from the intention of creating that feeling for others do in every given situation of your day?


Do that and let me know how your day goes!




Want some help discovering “your work”?

Sign up today for a Career Success Insight (“CSI”) session.

In this initial 60 minute tele-coaching session we go through an exercise to help you gain insight into what “your work” truly is.  “ Your work” is the mission of your highest self – what you ultimately want to enable for others and be valued for in return .

Your sense of sustainable fulfillment is more easily realized when you recognize and take advantage of opportunities related to your career, job and work environment where you can contribute and be valued for “your work”.  These opportunities are easier to spot when you know what “your work” actually is.

From this session you will get a key clue about “your work” in the form language that you can use on your resume, in cover letters, thank you notes and even in actual interviews.  It conveys to employers what you can actually be counted on for – no matter what!

This session is offered to new clients at $47.  Plus, I offer you the opportunity to secure additional sessions with me at a preferred rate if you find more coaching would be helpful.  If you purchase any additional sessions I will apply the $47 you paid from your CSI session to your next purchase!

Sign me up now! (call me or send me an email to set up your session today!)


Best wishes for your sustainable success and happiness!

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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