As I hung up the phone I let out a long sigh. I had just finished a call with another woman that told me how much she was struggling with her confidence at work. I wasn’t surprised. Most of my clients openly name a lack of confidence as their number one issue—especially when it comes to job searching. It sadly affects every aspect of their work (and life).
Feeling lost, stuck, and unsatisfied in your career affects your entire life. From your mood when you wake up in the morning to the tone you use with your kids, being miserable at work is—well, miserable. It’s exactly why we got to work creating a step-by-step master plan full of career advice, ideas, and everything else you need to walk you through exactly how to get a new job.
I talk to so many women that aren’t happy in their current work situation. But the vast majority of them remain stuck because they don’t know what the alternative is. In fact, I recently asked a friend of mine what she believed she was meant to be doing. Her response was, “I don’t know what my dream job is. I’ve been trying to figure that out for 40 years.”
You say it all the time, don’t you? “If I could only have work-life balance everything would be okay.” But then you think about how to go about finding that glorious sense of “balance” and can’t come up with any realistic answers.
You’re not alone. Work-life balance in today’s world—especially for working women—is nearly impossible. Yet, job descriptions and hiring managers lure you in with promises of getting to leave your work at work. The reality, however, is that the lines are completely blurred between work and life.