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The Mindset for Next Level Performance

The Mindset for Next Level Performance

Are you ready for next level performance in your job or career? If so, here’s a great way to approach your attitude about how to make it happen.

A common quandary I assist my clients in navigating is

How to overcome the discomfort that goes along with taking steps toward next level performance in their jobs or careers.

If you’re feeling bored, frustrated, or unfulfilled in your current situation, that’s a big clue it’s time to start thinking about making some changes.

These kinds of changes usually come with a feeling I like to call the wiggles.

It’s a term that sounds a little silly, and that’s on purpose.

It’s a reminder not to take things too seriously.

Getting the wiggles can be compared to the feeling of standing in a big bowl of cold jello.

It’s not what most of us would consider a comfortable sensation, but it’s not unbearably uncomfortable either.

What are some things you can think of that might give you the wiggles?

Here are a few I have helped clients with:

  • Starting a new project
  • Asking for a raise
  • Taking a risk
  • Renegotiating your job description
  • Taking steps to start your own business

Making necessary changes that give you the wiggles may involve speaking more truthfully, stretching yourself a little, or taking a risk, but it’s never about being unprofessional or putting yourself in financial jeopardy.

When you know you need to make a change, but you feel a little wiggly about it, it can help to think of it in this way.

And the best part about “standing in the jello?”

When I ask my clients what they are most proud of in their lives, it almost always included some version of feeling wiggly, anxious, or uncomfortable in the beginning.

It’s often the things that give us the wiggles initially that bring us the greatest rewards in the end.

So go ahead and stand in the jello.

You’ll be glad you did!



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