Understanding Your Mind To Unlock Better Career Prospects

*Guest Post*

A rewarding career is one of the greatest things that anybody can achieve, and the benefits will extend to many other aspects of your life. In truth, there is a long list of variables that can impact your opportunities in the work arena. However, your mind is undeniably the most crucial factor of all. A deeper understanding of how it works can go a long way to maximizing your progress.

Take note of the five crucial elements below, and your future will look brighter than ever.

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#1. Human Minds Want To Grow

The human brain is the most complex system imaginable, and we all have a deep-rooted obsession with self-growth and development. When we aren’t moving forward, our enthusiasm for life quickly fades away. As far as your career is concerned, developing new skills and taking on new challenges is crucial for continued satisfaction.

There are many different ways to tackle this issue. Microsoft Access classes allow you to take on more tasks including data analysis, and this type of insight can make you a more valuable employee. Meanwhile, communication forms the backbone of all business interactions, which is why many choose to learn a language. Either way, bettering yourself will inspire ongoing motivation. With the right mindset, new opportunities will surface far more frequently.

#2. The Mind Needs To Be Engaged

Everyone has a few wobbles during their careers, including days where it is difficult to find any sense of motivation. In truth, this is nothing to worry about as it might simply be a case of having other things on your mind. Unfortunately, falling into the trap of long-term procrastination shows that your heart and soul aren’t in the job. In turn, productivity and enjoyment will slide.

It’s not always possible to do our dream jobs. It’s not always possible to immediately quit a job that isn’t satisfying your needs. However, when your mind isn’t engaged with the work, it should be a clear sign that something needs to change. Even if the progress is slow, working towards a better long-term solution is vital for your sanity and general life happiness.

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#3. Different People Excel In Different Areas

No two minds are identical, and we all work in slightly different ways. Even as school children, some people respond to visual learning while others prefer audio or verbal. Understanding how your brain retains information in the best way can unlock far greater results in the world of business too. On a similar note, developing ways to express yourself in a positive way can leave a better impression. This can extend to employers, colleagues and clients.

Even two members of the same team can have contrasting skills. While employers and team leaders do have a responsibility to get the best out of you, it’s vital to take control of your own destiny. Appreciating your weaknesses as well as your strengths enables the most rounded development. Aside from aiding your career, it can go a long way to boosting your personal life too.

#4. Individuals Need To Discover Their Vision Of Freedom

As well as appreciating the way in which your mind expands, you need to think about what it wants. Ultimately, some people are happy to work for someone else. The stability regarding schedules, workloads, salaries, and responsibilities can be a great thing. For many people, it’s the best way to maintain a good work-life balance too. Once you’ve clocked off from work, there’s no more worrying until tomorrow.

Then again, some people prefer to trade those benefits for the chance to be in control. Whether it’s as a freelancer or a business owner doesn’t matter. If this is what keeps the mind engaged and motivated, it’s something that is worth considering. While other life factors will influence the final decision, understanding the way your mind ticks can only be positive.

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#5. Careers Aren’t The Only Thing On Your Mind

As already stated, a rewarding career is something to be cherished. Nonetheless, it’s far from being the only goal in life. Most people spend at least 40 hours of each week dedicated to work, which is far too long to be left feeling unhappy. Nonetheless, not everyone views their career as a major priority. Knowing where it sits on your list is key. Getting muddled up here will result in negative outcomes across several aspects of your life.

The way you view the world has a huge impact on the motivation levels, as well as your aims of what you want to get out of work. There is no one right or wrong answer. The only true solution is one that works for you.   

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I Try To Walk Away But I Stumble

*Guest Post*

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Sometimes, through no fault of our own, we all end up in situations that aren’t good for us. We’re in unhealthy relationships, living with our parents again or stuck in dead-end jobs that, even though we want to, we just can’t seem to find the motivation to leave.

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Stop And Think

When the going gets tough, the tough tend to go on autopilot to cope with whatever issue is causing them grief. We shove it, like an old sweater, to the back of our minds and carry on with our day without actually unpacking our feelings. If you’re waking up each morning feeling sick, unmotivated and depressed then there’s definitely something wrong but what can you do about it? If you’re not sure where all the sadness is coming from the best option is to get creative. Take a ten-minute break, turn your phone on silent and get down to the business of figuring out the problem. You may find it weird, or silly to write about your feelings at first but you’ll soon find yourself scribbling manically as you try to find the source of your unhappiness.

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Go Deeper

Imagine you’re describing your current situation to an alien that knows nothing about human beings and so for him not to attack Earth you have to share everything you can about what’s making you miserable. Try to avoid vague, sweeping statements and make it as detailed as possible, so you’ll be able to see exactly what’s going on. Make sure you’ve included what you would do if someone else were in that situation, what your usual response would be and who you can turn to for help right now. Examine how you got to this point and try to understand the decisions that you made to find the one that’ll extract you from whatever mess you’re in.

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Play Pretend

It’s now time to have a little game of make-believe, yes it sounds a bit weird but don’t worry we promise it’ll help you come to a firm resolution. Allow yourself to take a few deep breaths, close your eyes and think about what your dream solution would be. If you’re stressing out over your career maybe it’s being offered a brand new job, or a fantastic promotion in your current company. Having marital issues? Instead of worrying about Divorce Mediation and how much everything’s going to cost think about what it would be like to be in a happy, loving relationship again.

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Don’t Look Back In Anger

We’re not saying things are instantly going to get better but remember mighty oaks grow from small acorns! Do one thing that’ll instantly make you feel better about your situation in the next five minutes. Followed by three more little things that would help move you closer to that dream goal. Don’t get bogged down with what ifs just focus on those three little things and spend time achieving them. Then rinse and repeat steps two and three, make bigger decisions and before you know it, you’ll have left the bad situation far behind and be on the way to living a happier, healthier and  more fulfilling life.