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Changing Yourself to Make It At Work

Changing Yourself to Make It At Work

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Many people are finding work a struggle, either because they have lost their job or because they cannot seem to change their current situation. Changing Yourself to Make It At Work provides a comprehensive blueprint to improve your work situation.
Many people are finding work a struggle, either because they have lost their job or because they cannot seem to change their current situation. Changing Yourself to Make It At Work provides a comprehensive blueprint to improve your work situation.

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Published by: udipur on Mar 30, 2009
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The choices that lay before me were both daunting and encouraging. But there was
work to be done and here’s what I found most effective.

I had to be honest to myself. Without this as a guiding principle, the whole desire to
keep my mind would be flawed. I would not achieve the slightest move forward
without honesty and this had to be rigorous. I was not there to help anyone else and so
I had nothing to prove by putting on a ‘front’. I wanted to get this right because I
believed there was a way and, as a result, was prepared to be totally honest.

Would this be difficult? I, like many others as I was to find out, had not been shy with
massaging the truth in times past. There certainly had been occasions when I had
thought that either the whole story or even some of it might be detrimental to my
cause so I had opted for the tactic politely referred to as being ‘economical with the
truth’. This was a skill, for it can become one, developed in the playgrounds of school
and later honed in the workplace. It’s amazing how often ‘spin’ can be put on
situations to make the whole truth alter.

This was not a course I wanted to take at this time. I knew I would only get short
relief and then be back at the beginning, irritated, frustrated, hankering for work and
going demented as to how to spend my time. The first thing I wanted to look at was
why I had become unemployed. How much had been the circumstances and how much
was directly my responsibility? For this I had to go back to why I had taken the job and
what my intentions had been.

I had to be frank but not brutal, open minded yet focussed. It was important that I
maintain my original aim of why I was doing this exercise and what I expected at this
stage to get out of it. My experience has often been that when is start something with
specific aims, I quite often can achieve those but receive numerous other unforeseen
benefits as well.

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