To me thriving means balance. Being able to spend each day doing what you love. Feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin. Being assertive and able to communicate your needs without hurting those around you. Practising self-care and self-love every day. Reading. Creating. Travelling. Spending time in nature. Being around those you love. Giving back.
Thriving starts when you do more of the things you want to do and less of the things you should. That isn't to say you don't still have responsibilities, of course you do. You still experience the ups and downs of life, the difference is that when you're thriving you face it, process and understand your emotions, and use your problem-solving skills and self-belief to find a way forwards.
To me it means creativity, collaboration, and high performance. It means active and intelligent risk tasking. Supportive and empowering leaders. Genuine desire to do the right things and do those things well. Positive impact. Happy people. Psychological safety. Trust. Reward and healthy competition. The ability to overcome change effectively through efficient communication of a clearly defined why.
We all have a responsibility in nourishing our workplace so that everyone within it can thrive. As an employee and team member it's your job to find fulfilling work so you can show up as the best version of yourself. As a leader it's your responsibility to create psychological safety and empower your people to step into their roles with confidence. And as an employer you need to provide the right environment and skill development for your teams to achieve the strategic goals you set them.
So many of us let life happen to us; reacting to what’s in front of us, being dictated to by our "shoulds" and generally just doing what’s expected of us. Sometimes we find a way to achieve "success," or at least what everyone else tells us is success. And yet we wonder...is this really all that life has to offer?
If this rings true for you, you are not alone. Many of us feel these things because we spend our lives simply surviving. We feel like something is missing but we don't know what or how to make changes. Instead, we let the guilt of wanting more bury these feelings, assuming everyone around us must feel the same. I mean, it's not like we're totally miserable, we're just not totally happy.
Feeling disillusioned, dissatisfied, discontent and disconnected are signs that you're surviving instead of thriving. We all have periods of feeling these things but when they become the main emotions you feel, it's time to act so that you can start to THRIVE. I can show you how.
I help people like you take back control. With my help you form a clear vision of what thriving means for you, whether that be at work or in your personal life, and we create an action plan outlining how to achieve it. Focusing on "the why" helps raise awareness of who you really are and where you really want to go whilst effective questioning creates clarity and direction meaning the way forward becomes clear and within reach and change becomes exciting rather than scary.
When we work together, you're committing to mindset growth and transformational change. This is because, as a distinction accredited cognitive behaviour therapist, personal performance, and corporate executive coach, I use a blend of psychological techniques to empower you to own and adjust your behaviour, so you feel confident to take meaningful actions so that your ideal becomes your reality.
As a result you feel an abundance of happiness, life and work satisfaction and resilience in times of continuous change as you work towards your definition of thriving. This not only improves your quality of life in the short term, but it also means you'll have a fulfilled life leading to an increase in longevity of life too. But don't take my word for it. Check out what my clients say.
Research has shown that when people at the end of their life are asked what they regret most, the most common answer is not living for themselves; not being true to who they are, settling instead of achieving real happiness and living a life based on other people’s expectations rather than living the life they wanted. How we feel at work contributes significantly to this too.
I once felt disillusioned and fed up with life and work and believed there had to be more. My passion for continuous improvement and drive to thrive led me to pursue my own definition of thriving and now I feel happier and more fulfilled than I ever thought possible. You can too! All it takes is a decision to act NOW and not wait.
So, ask yourself:
Do you want to continue to live a life based on other people's expectations or is it time to take back control?
Are you ready to put yourself first and commit to your own personal development and pathway to promotion?
Do you want to increase your quality and longevity of life because you're thriving?
If you answered YES to any of the above, it's time to leave the disillusioned feeling of surviving behind and step into the world of thriving. Start your journey by applying to work with me and I'll help you understand all you need to know so that you can achieve your definition of thriving.
You are the most important investment you will ever make. Deciding to act can be scary but not acting can have severe consequences.
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