Do you ever feel as if your job is draining you, leaving you just about enough energy to keep functioning, and your boss is too demanding?
And yet, the thought of losing your job conjures up scenarios of falling into oblivion? Having been there myself, I would love to suggest ways out of this catch 22 that are fun to play with and might bring you back to a bigger perspective on life.
10 years ago, I was working in a job in Moscow that demanded so much of my time,attention and energy, day and night, that I resorted to an extreme and hazardous diet as the only area where I still had some choice as the rest of my life was dictated by my job and the unrealistic demands of my workplace. I had literally lost all joy in life.
This was when I started demanding that something would change – and I kept relocating and changing professions until I found practical tools that really work for me. Today I am combining most of these skills – as a professional interpreter, communicator, coach and mentor, to name a few – in a way that is both inspiring and fun for me; and, most importantly, encouraging people from all walks of life to find their own joy in life and in business.
So, if you are over-identifying with your job and feel your boss owns you, I’d like to ask you some questions:
— What made you choose your job in the first place?
— What did you want to accomplish by it, both for yourself and other people?
— What is the underlying energy of what you want to bring into the world?
In today’s society, we very much identify ourselves with the roles we have and, most importantly, the jobs we hold. Not surprisingly, any times “off work”, like when we are on parental leave or retirement, give rise to questioning our purpose in life.
What if this didn’t have to be a serious lifelong and ultimately frustrating quest – since not all of us are single-minded exceptional talents who knew from early on what they wanted to become – and the answer was right in front of us … what if the purpose of life was to experience and bring joy?
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Corinna Kaebel is a professional interpreter, communicator, coach and Access Consciousness Facilitator. Being fluent in English, German and Russian allows her to travel the globe extensively to give classes, coach and interpret. Corinna loves being on the road, exploring new places and working with people from all different cultures and backgrounds. Her number one goal is to inspire and facilitate people to show up as themselves, thus having all areas of life permeated with authenticity and joy, and create their lives with ease, joy and glory. Corinna is, among others, a JCF (a Joy of Business facilitator for all class levels) and combines her various qualifications with her language skills to find a unique approach to every person she works with. Find out more about Corinna here.