Imagine that every day you’re reaching into your pocket and using an invisible compass to guide you. This compass helps guide your decisions such as:
- Do I go for the promotion?
- Is it time to change my job?
- Do I stay up late to get this work finished or go to bed early?
- Shall we try for another child?
- Do I have this difficult conversation?
- Shall I ask for compressed hours or flexible working?
This compass is pretty powerful as it guides your decisions and therefore your behaviour. And ultimately the quality of your life.
The problem is that for many of us our compass operates mostly out of our awareness. And for many of us it’s fueled not by a Global Positioning System (like our sat nav) but by a less than useful system. A system of shoulds, worries, guilt and struggle.
That’s why when I’m working with my clients I help them get clear on their compass, what’s fueling it and how they can use it to help navigate the jungle of dilemmas and choices that we face as working mums.
This involves creating a positive and compelling vision and becoming aware of your values (both personally and professionally). Once you’re clear on your compass and it’s set up to support you in a positive way (without the unhelpful ‘shoulds’) it will always be there to prevent you from heading off in the wrong direction.
Motherhood can often be a disorientating experience and many of us live in overwhelm. Your compass is like a North Star during these times helping to guide you back on course. Helping ensure you are finding true north…….your true north.
It’s the best way I know for us mums to succeed in our lives.
I hope this inspires you to review your inner compass. If you want to connect in real time to discuss your compass I offer a free 30 minute one-to-one chat. We can review your current compass together and come up with a plan of action.
However you do it, it’s worth doing as the quality of your life is influenced so much by it!
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