Fear of failure

3 Ways to Overcome Fear of Failure & Go After Your Dream Job! 

Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear of failure?

If so, you might have done your best to muscle through and ignore it (and maybe that’s worked for you for a time).

But in the above episode of Morning Joy, I encourage you to do the opposite – to invite the fear in, to hear it out, to bring it along for the ride (and maybe even get all dramatic and play that Simon & Garfunkel song, “Sounds of Silence”)… but NOT let it be in the driver’s seat.

PLUS sign up for next week’s FREE Job Joy Challenge – 5 days to completely revamp your LinkedIn profile to attract perfect-for-you opportunities!

Inner Work

Why Strategy & a Plan Isn’t Enough to Land Your Dream Job

Truth: Strategy Alone Isn’t Enough to Land Your Dream Job (or whatever big goal you’re going after)

Doing the inner work AND taking action is twice as (if not more!) powerful than action alone.

I encourage you to start small, by setting an intention for your day and before any big meetings, presentations or events.

Tell me in the comments below in one word: What’s your intention for today?

Emotions at Work, Part 2

In-The-Moment Process to Avoid Breaking Down at Work

Last week we talked about the foundations of emotional resiliency, and this week we followed up with in-the-moment tools to handle your emotions with grace and leadership in the workplace.

Stop – Set – Support Method:

Stop: Resist reacting while you’re emotional. Breathe. Get out of the current location if possible (take a walk around the floor or outside).

Set: Ask for what you need and set boundaries. When we have a strong reaction, it’s our body/mind telling us something isn’t right. Ask yourself what that is, and what you need to be successful. Then set the boundary. 

Support: Make sure you have a support system – someone you can call or send a message to in the moment. Maybe it’s a mentor, good friend or coach. But talking things out and having someone remind you of what’s important can be huge in re-gaining perspective, even in the most stressful situations.

What’s your favorite tool to handle emotions at work? Please share in the comments below!