Have you ever daydreamed about what it might be like to find a bottle with a genie who will grant you three of your boldest career wishes?
Can you imagine what your career might look like when the genie grants your three wishes?
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and go back to the part about finding the genie who will grant you three career goals.
What thoughts and feelings might come up when you meet this genie whose only purpose is to grant your three career wishes?
Can you see yourself being open and accepting, or do you envision being closed and resistant to a dream come true?
How we respond to things put in our path to support our growth, development, and success significantly impacts our career trajectory.
If we think we can do it ourselves, we are unwilling to hear what the genie has to say, much less ask for three wishes to be granted.
When we think we will go further in our career with the support of others, we are ready to state our wishes clearly for the genie.
The difference in how we react or respond to the genie might very well be the difference between remaining stuck in a job or moving forward in our careers.
LEADERS who want to get ahead in their careers with the support of others are far more likely to see the value of the genie and the three wishes right off the bat. Those LEADERS who remain committed to doing it on their own will not see the potential positive impact of the genie on their career.
When we think of the genie as a career or leadership coach, we might start to see things in new ways.
Coaches are not genies by any stretch of the imagination; however, they have the skills and abilities to encourage their clients to see how creative thinking might take them to places they thought were not accessible to them.
Here are three wishes that I share that might just be what you need to start thinking about what three wishes you would ask to be granted by the genie.
- I wish for extraordinary communication skills to take my leadership style to the next level by focusing on listening and clarifying what other people share with me.
- I wish for meaningful relationship abilities to enhance my partnerships with other people.
- I wish for focused consistency in taking actions for that I get things done on a timely basis.
Would any of these three wishes make a difference in your career development?
I am not a genie; however, many of my clients achieve the outcomes of the three wishes I listed above.
I work with clients whose wishes include developing a more robust set of leadership skills, increasing their business acumen, and preparing them for the next level in their career with a current or new employer.
My ideal clients know the value of asking for the three wishes in their career and seeing their impact on their future vision.
Would you ask the genie in the bottle to grant your three career wishes, or would you leave them for someone else?
What self-limiting beliefs do you have to work through to give yourself the coaching support that might propel your career to the next level or beyond your wildest dreams?
With much gratitude.