How to rebuild confidence in your skills after the worst has happened

How to rebuild confidence in your skills after the worst has happened

The worst thing that can happen in our professional life is losing confidence in ourselves. The opportunities that come our way do not matter if we do not believe that we have skills that are valuable in the market.

Let me tell you a story. I recently worked with a brilliant client. Let’s call him Jorge.

Jorge worked as an expatriate for a large group. He was relocated thanks to his skills, the quality of his work, his efficiency and his dedication.

Despite this great opportunity, the change of environment and culture did not suit him very well. Jorge felt rejected, isolated and unappreciated in regard to his proposals and competencies.

Naturally, after several months of what he called “labor mistreatment” the quality of his work was affected. And so did his confidence in himself and in his profile, despite the brilliant person he is. So he was fired! Not so good for self-esteem!

Now, Jorge’s case is just an example. But there are many people who lose confidence in their skills and in themselves after going through a particular circumstance.

How to solve this?

So, what can be done to get out of this “dark hole” and resurface like the Phoenix bird!:

  1. Reconnect with yourself: discover your own personal values and find out in what way your life presents you with aspects where you fulfill these values
  2. Recover your skills: do a skills analysis with a professional coach. Someone external can help you turn your perspective around and become aware of all the professional, personal and transferable skills that you have
  3. Learn new skills: constant learning makes our brain work and it makes us more flexible. The more you learn, the more tools you count on to face situations, this will make you gain confidence in yourself again.

This is what Jorge did! Today he is renewed. He is in a better position and with a better salary … and decided to stay in the new country. He realized that his abilities did not depend on how his colleagues from different cultures perceived him, but on how he perceived himself!

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How to feel inspired again in your career

How to feel inspired again in your career?

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, as if your professional life was limited to getting up every day to go and come back from a “job”? A job in which you are not even growing. What happened to those wonderful ideas you had about what your career would be like?

You are not the only one who feels like you are walking on a treadmill when thinking about your career; you walk and you walk… but you’re not going anywhere. In fact, we all go through that at some point in our professional lives. The good news is that it is possible to change this, however … there is only one way out of this situation of reluctance, and it is …

To make the decision to change and take action!

That’s right, the key to feeling inspired again in your career is to take action. But, how to take action without knowing where to start?

Good question! I asked myself that same question at some point and my clients do it all the time. Well, I tell you something, you have to start with the most basic, start with yourself.

How to feel inspired again?

The key to building and developing a career that inspires you is to reconnect with yourself and to explore your purpose in life. Yes, it sounds quite spiritual, but that’s the idea. How can you feel motivated to do something if that something is not aligned with you, with what you value most, with what matters most to you? Simply if what you do does not go hand in hand with what you value most, you cannot be inspired for a long time, it is that simple and logical, and it has been that way since the human exists.

So, to change that routine, that feeling of reluctance and lack of growth, it’s time to take the following actions:

  1. Reconcile yourself with your personal values ​​(what is most important in your life, not necessarily the ethical part)
  2. Explore your best qualities and skills
  3. Discover your purpose in life and how you can materialize it
  4. Set your priorities at a personal and professional level

Dare to spend your days doing something more than a “job”, dare to do what inspires you!

Do you want to know more about how to discover your values ​​and purpose to reinvent your career? Then download the free guide on “how to succeed in your career transition”. This content will help you understand the steps to follow to turn your career around