My Four Cs of life and Career Success model is simple. 1) Clarify the purpose and direction for your life and career. 2) Commit to taking personal responsibility for your life and career success. 3) Build unshakeable self confidence. 4) Get competent in four career success areas: creating positive personal impact, outstanding performance, dynamic communication, relationship building.
In this post, I’d like to discuss an important key to becoming an outstanding performer – managing your time, life and stress. Tweet 95 in my latest career advice book, Success Tweets deals with stress. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up. It will help you master yourself and become an outstanding performer.”
That’s not saying a lot about how to deal with your stress in a way that will lead to the life and career success you want and deserve. So here are five tips for dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner.
1) Find your purpose. Figure out what you were put on this earth to do. The career advice in Success Tweet 7 says, Figure out what you really want to do. Work you love will make it easier to create the life and career success you want and deserve.” And remember this bit of career advice, the mightier your purpose, the more likely you are to create the life and career success you want.
2) Live a healthy lifestyle. Eat well, exercise regularly. Get regular checkups. This is the career advice found in Success Tweet 91. You will perform better and feel less stressed simply by respecting your body.
Relax, or as Success Tweet 95 says, “lighten up.” You can do this in a number or ways. Some people like to meditate. Meditation doesn’t work for me, I have trouble sitting quietly and shutting off my mind. Exercise works for me. When I’m riding my bike, I feel at peace with the world. I feel refreshed and renewed after I get off my bike. My best career advice here is to figure out what relaxation technique works the best for you and work it into your daily schedule.
4) Get comfortable with who you are. Love and accept yourself. Learn to love the good things about you, and commit to changing the things you don’t like when you look in the mirror. Don’t put yourself in the self imposed prison called “I’ve got to be perfect.” Practice positive self talk. Use affirmations – anything that can help you like yourself. If you don’t like and accept yourself, others won’t either. Love others unconditionally. Accept them for who they are – warts and all.
5) Nourish your spirit. We are all spiritual beings. Get in touch with your spirituality. Find your higher power. Spirituality is not religion. You don’t have to believe in God to be spiritual. You just have to be in touch with yourself and your place in the universe. Get inspired by simple things like sunrises, a baby’s smile and the joy you feel when someone you love walks into the room. Forgive yourself and others. Expect good things to happen.
The common sense career success coach point here is simple. If you want to create your career success you have to become an outstanding performer. If you want to become an outstanding performer, you have to manage the stress that life throws at you. Here are my five best pieces of career advice for managing your stress. 1) Find your purpose. 2) Live a healthy lifestyle. 3) Relax. 4) Get comfortable with who you are. 5) Nurture your spirit. Use this career advice. Put these ideas to work. They’ll help you deal with the stress that life throws your way.
That’s my career advice on dealing with stress. What do you think? Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment. As always, thanks for reading.