This blog is part of a series of blogs by Sarah Berry focused on Career Change
Everyone has a career need but not everyone gets their needs met in the best possible ways. When things go well at work you are likely to be in a good mood and feel satisfied in many areas of your life.
You properly feel good about yourself and you are likely to be a great partner and parent. However, when things go badly at work, you may start to feel a bit down, frustrated or dissatisfied with your life in general and you may be tempted to philosophise about the world in general.
Your conclusions may be that other people don’t seem particularly happy either so at least this ‘state of dissatisfaction’ is not personal to you.
Empower Your 9 to 5: A Guide to Satisfying Your Career Desires
So, does it really matter if you are satisfied by your occupation?
Your career needs have to be met otherwise your job and personal performance may be implicated in some way. If your needs are not adequately met, you may be tempted to snap at people, withdraw from people who need your attention or manipulate other people in order to meet your own needs. Your needs become the prism through which you see the world. The prism can change how you see things and how you perform consciously or unconsciously. Therefore, your needs are very demanding and must be managed otherwise they can take over your conscious actions. It is best to work out ways that you can fulfil your needs in an honourable, reputable and charitable way.
Whether you are aware of it or not, your career needs drive your behaviour and they hold the clue to your personal aims and vulnerabilities. Once you understand the particular career need that you want to fulfil, you can start to get this need met effortlessly. Getting your career needs met is not optional, it is essential if you want to take your career to the next level. You need to identify your career need first, and then set your boundaries so that you manage the people who have the potential to stop you from fulfilling it. When you start fulfilling your career needs, you will start to see your outside circumstances change too.
Please contact Sarah for more details if you are struggling with a career issue.
Counselling Sessions for You to Cope & Thrive
Are you facing work challenges? Do you sometimes find it difficult to relax? Would you benefit from talking to a Counsellor and sharing what’s going on for you?
Talking directly to your professional counsellor
Are you perhaps:
Being bullied by your boss or a colleague?
Finding your workload too heavy or demanding?
Struggling to achieve a work-life balance?
Coping with personal issues which affect your job performance?
Feeling demotivated or tired all the time?
Counselling could be the answer you’re looking for.
It gives you the neutral space to share your concerns with a skilled listener in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. It allows you to gain perspective and make healthy life changes. Click below for online information and support.