I wonder if you’re happy in the job that you do
I was really surprised last week to read that when asked “are you happy in your job?” over half the people in the UK that responded said no and I found that really incredible.
Sometimes we think that we’re not very happy but actually, there may be something else going on and the article reminded me of a previous coaching client.
He was incredibly successful from a very young age and had got himself into a senior management role at a manufacturing plant.
On the outside, it all looked very good but on the inside, there was a whole lot of other things going on
There was a lot of responsibility.
There was a lot of stress.
But actually he was managing that okay so after a few coaching sessions, I couldn’t quite work out what was going on.
He always wanted to be an actor and when I said: "what would that give you?"
He said “well then I’d be able to be more creative”
We realised that creativity was really very important to him and he hadn't been fulfilling that value professionally or personally.
So he went out and got himself some acting classes (and an extra's role in a TV show!) and he suddenly started to have some more fun in his life.
The issues that had been happening at work didn’t seem so onerous anymore.
With a few little tweaks and changes, things started to become a little bit better and a little bit more manageable.
So if you’re watching this and you’re hating your job, my question to you is - are you really hating your job or is there something else going on?
Denise Chilton is an executive coach, business coach, life coach, accomplished author, speaker and entrepreneur. She worked for in corporate banking for more than 15 years before launching her own coaching business in 2010. She has built a business working with women who want to make a change in their lives, empowering them to experience life to the full. Although based in Liverpool, Denise works with women across the world via telephone and Skype coaching.
In 2017, she published her first book Suddenly Single: How to overcome heartbreak and find your way to a new happy ever after. Suddenly Single is a guide written partially from personal experience to help women to heal healthily after a significant relationship comes to an unexpected end.
Denise was awarded ‘Mentor of the Year 2017’ by the Northern Power Women for her work with women and shortlisted for 'Diversity Champion of the Year' in 2018 by Forward Ladies.