Before we get started, thank you for those of you that showed up to the masterclass! We had over 600 people sign up! Here are some of the kind words people said about it:
“I've been following you for awhile and your style and confidence really resonates with me. I'm looking forward to learning more from you and finding the right job for me as I return back to the workforce.”
“Thank you for putting this on Jena, thank you for moderating, Sarah.” (from a dude!)
“I wish I could send you a picture, but I drew a white shark on my notes as inspiration. Thank you!”
For those of you that didn’t attend, you can get access to the live replay!
For those of you who are interested in RTE you can go to www.jenaviviano.com/yes. It’s for those women who want to land their dream job without losing their resume to the online abyss. Part online course part coaching support. It’s been so fun to see the women who have already signed up for the course and seeing them in our LinkedIn group.
Kim said about RTE:
I have recommended the RTE course to everyone I know, no matter their situation - employed/unemployed, 10 years experience or 30. I've worked across different types of organizations and roles within the marketing umbrella, and my resume was stacked with stats that displayed my successes in each role. Yet I had no true narrative of the direction I wanted to go because I had never paused to ask myself that question. This course provided immense clarity around what I enjoy doing, the type of work that is the best fit, and key items to look for in future companies. Most importantly, Jena shared exercises that allowed me to articulate my desired narrative. My resume tells a story of where I've been and where I'm going to go, and that clarity helped me in networking as well. I truly believe that added clarity contributed to where I landed as the course ended - with two job offers at two amazing organizations, with roles that fit where I knew I wanted to go.
What we’re talking about today:
- 2 Mistakes that Are Keeping you Stuck and Underpaid
- Focusing only on strategies and tactics, not mindset
- Only wanting the easy way out – and how to build your resilence
This is for:
- The woman who keeps bumping up against any upward mobility in her career
- The woman changing jobs and getting no traction
- The woman who wants that promotion and can’t seem to push through
- The woman who is not getting paid market value
This is not for:
- People who are okay with staying put
- The woman who doesn't feel like they need to work on themselves
- The woman who doesn’t like some firm, but kind coaching
There are dangerous narratives I’m seeing floating around on social media that put the blame on everyone else. And while identifying key wrongs in the corporate world right now is not inherently bad...it’s just incomplete. I want to talk about Ownership today.
Blame doesn’t help anybody, it just keeps you stuck and bitter.
After working with hundreds of men and women - the reason I decided to work solely with women - because women were making these two mistakes. But when they started to remedy these - their total outlook on their careers changed:
- Focusing only on Strategies and Tactics, Not Mindset
- Only wanting the easy way out
Focusing Only on Strategies and Tactics
Lots of us like to chase after strategies and tactics. And there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this – it just isn’t the whole picture. Sometimes this can look like:
- Shiny object syndrome
- Tweaking resume, then LinkedIn, and repeat
- Consuming content online, but not doing anything
Here’s the truth: You don’t have a strategy problem, you have a mindset problem.
I could give you all the strategies in the world but if you don’t believe you are supposed to be in the room, they won’t work!
You have the option to be a bottom feeder or a great white shark. Which are you going to choose?
Key to Success: Mindset
What is my key to success? Working out my mindset.
Examples of an unexercised mindset:
- Opting yourself out
- Having a victim mentality, specifically relating to your career
- Thinking / believing you’re not good enough
- Not applying to jobs unless you’re 100% qualified
- Not volunteering for a project
- Not networking
- Getting pooped out from rejection
- Narratives like:
- It’s not possible for me
- I’m too old
- I’m too young
- It’s selfish for me to want more
- I don’t deserve it
- I’m afraid of failing so I won’t even try
- I’m passed up for every opportunity so why even try
- It’s hard to find a job I love
- I can’t create boundaries at work or I’ll get fired
- I’ve already tried everything = Resignation
The best ways to exercise your mindset:
Need help? Recruit The Employer is going to help you with that. We have a whole module plus a bonus training on mindset and imposter syndrome.
Only wanting the easy way out
I fear we’re creating a generation – a society – of women that want the easy way out. We’ve convinced ourselves that instant gratification and a microwaved life is what we want. When really, it’s that chili that has been slow cookin’ all day that gets us excited….not the ramen noodles.
We are in a frenzy to move, move, move through. We want to move past the hard instead of cherishing it. Yes, cherishing it. I want to challenge you to ask yourself, “What am I learning?”
Some things to remember:
- Are you playing the long game? Or are you only trying to land a new job but not looking to see your total long-term career differently?
- Do you want to be seen as the best?
- Executives aren’t built in a day, they are built over an entire career
- Don’t quit too soon
- You have to focus on the process, not JUST the results
- Take the long way – Overnight Successes aren’t a thing
- Steve Jobs was dumped from the company he founded
- Jaclyn Johnson from Create Cultivate said, “There is no door that opens for you. You have to build the door.”
- The guy who created Dyson vacuums - over 5,000 prototypes over 15 years before he found one that was viable
- If you look for overnight success or the fast track, you will never reach the success you want
Here are things you can purposely take the long/slower way to build your resilience:
- Don’t use the microwave for a week
- Pick the longest line at the checkout
- Stop second screening
- When you’re feeling uncomfortable, stay a little longer at the party
What’s Your Takeaway?
Okay friends, was that a swift kick in the pants?
I hope so. But I also hope you were encouraged.
Hop on over to LinkedIn and message me – what was your biggest takeaway?
- That you want to be a great white shark?
- That you’ve been wanting a microwave version of your career?
- Maybe it’s you’re ready to go all in on your mindset
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These 2 Mistakes Will Keep You Stuck and Underpaid in Your Career
November 4, 2020