How to Get Your Boss to Love Your Ideas

Over the last two weeks, I’ve explored an important theme with my coaching clients: why they believe their bosses hate them.
One client was convinced that her boss was trying to get her fired, and another believed her boss had blocked her from transferring to a different department.
Our bosses can have a big impact on our workload, productivity and salaries. Maybe it often feels that you have to play the “good girl” game, the one where you obey all the rules without offering any valuable input so as not to upset anyone.
This charade can begin to have a negative effect on your work habits and even your self-confidence. So how are you supposed to feel good about yourself when you’re not able to express your ideas at work?
I asked one client some deep questions about the internal conversation that takes place while a new idea is processing in her mind. As she explained, I could feel the high energy flowing and her excitement growing, and then a sudden downward shift as she described her boss’s opinion of her ideas.
I could feel her energy dissipate as she quickly sabotaged her own abilities with self-doubt.
Often, when we have a new idea, we undermine this idea the moment we begin to think about the approval of others. Instead, I suggested to my client, why not try keeping the idea to yourself while you take some time to enjoy any emotions that arise as this new idea flows through your mind? Then, if at any time you experience internal resistance, you can stop thinking about it for awhile.
As my client began to process this approach, she asked, “Well, how do I know when to share my idea? How do I get my boss to love it?”
The answer is rooted in your gut: You have to be 100% secure in the emotion and the idea before you share it with anyone. Have you ever had that “knowing” feeling that something great was about to happen, and it did?
That intuition is what you are looking for any time you have a new idea. If you are confident in this idea, you will also be confident in the timing of sharing your ideas. Learn to practice this simple, powerful step, and your relationship with your boss will evolve into one of mutual respect and admiration, and your ideas will begin to be appreciated.
As my client began to experience this new process, she shared with me the relief she’s been feeling at work. She expressed gratitude that my solutions are never about confronting people or working harder, but rather focus on internal mind shifts that are having positive impacts on every area of her life.
It’s nice to know that when something isn’t going the way you want, you have the power to change it just by shifting your thoughts about the situation. That’s much easier than having a confrontation to convince someone you’re right and they’re wrong, isn’t it?
You can have a great career that is rewarding and fulfilling, but you first have to start making these shifts internally. You can learn how with my new program, 6 Steps to Manifest Your Dream Job. Click here to get your copy today and experience some powerful changes in your career path.

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Love and Success,
Christine

How to be Happy With Where You Are

Have you known someone who is always happy even when life is throwing a bunch of challenges? I’ve known many and always admire their ability to just be happy all the time.

 

My greatest teachers have all taught me that happiness is an inside job. If you rely on other people or the conditions around you to be happy you will never truly be happy. Every experience you are having in life is result of what you believe and give your attention to. The universe is always reflecting back to you what you believe whether it’s good or bad.

 

Ever notice when you are in a good mood things are always working out for you. The right people show up, you get good sales, things go right at work and the day just gets so good you almost can’t believe it’s real! But, the next day you are focused back on what’s not working in your life and your call to your friend to complain about your life situation only creates more of your problems.

 

The key is to understand that where you are is due to your past beliefs and your attention to them.   To get where you want to be you have to focus on that. 

 

If you want more money in your life, decide to write a new money story. Talk to yourself about how easy money comes into your life, appreciate the money you have in your bank accounts, the money you get paid each week, all the bonus money that comes from coupons, discounts,  contests, free gifts and even the money you money find on the sidewalk.

 

Even if your financial situation is not abundantly flowing, talking about the lack of it will just keep you there.

 

Understand that every day is a new opportunity to change any area of your life from relationships, job and health just by changing your focus.

 

Here is a great example:

I have a client who was laid off from her job and decided she was going to focus on her business but due to the lack of money she just couldn’t get her business up and running. She didn’t want to get a job as she felt it was a sign of failure, but the stress of finances was impacting her health and business. Finally one day she surrendered and accepted a job offer. She didn’t judge herself for taking on this job in fact she was a bit excited to get out of the house 5 days a week and have her mind on other things. This distraction was almost a vacation and she gained more clarity about her business. Her job was getting her in a better financial situation and money started to show up from all sources. She realized that she did herself a disservice by not negotiating for more money when she accepted the position but now that she had started, asking for a raise was not an option.

 

I told her the key was to appreciate the money she was making and focus on what it would feel like if she was making 20% more each paycheck. How would it feel to be able to make larger payments to her credit cards, how would it feel to have extra money to buy more clothes and go out with friends, in just a few days her energy shifted as she gave more attention to prosperity and writing a new money story.

 

Her business started to get more clients,but even better was when she received a call from another company asking if she would be interested in a new position that was double her current salary!

 

Now this wasn’t her plan, she really wanted to get her business thriving, but she knew from past experience that she need to have a better financial cushion. By accepting the new position and more money she recognized that her energy around money had shifted and now this new position could get her more money, pay off her debt faster and help her gain confidence with her business. She is now on her way to achieving her goal.
Her success came when she accepted where she was and stayed focused on what she wanted.  And this is the key to your success, accept where you are and tell a new story with the outcome you desire.

Love and Success,

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What Does Success Mean To You?

What does success mean to you?

 

A powerful question that I don’t believe many people truly know the answer. 

 

Do you?

 

If you can’t really answer this for yourself, then you are probably living life based on other people’s definition.  This can feel like life is nothing more than a hamster wheel!  Life is about taking the right path for you but you need to experience life to figure out what it is you want. ,

 

In the end we all want to say we enjoyed the ride, but so often we are taking on other peoples beliefs of how the journey “should” unfold.

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My lesson today is to help you define what success means to you.

 

When you get clear on this answer, things will begin to change dramatically!

 

So today I want to help you go deeper and get the answer to this question and I want you to share your experience with me.

 

Success is different for everyone and so often people make the mistake of chasing after someone else’s dream. Maybe you feel achieving a certain level of success with your career will define you and that’s all you really desire. Maybe you desire to have it all – the career, sexy body, luxury lifestyle and family.

 

The key step is to define what success means for you and only you! It’s not the what your parents want or society but what you value, what feels right for you and allowing that to happen.

 

Gosh, I can’t tell you how many clients have financially successful careers and are miserable because they chose a career that was influenced by their parents or making the money. This leads to a belief that “money can’t buy happiness” which then leads to another belief,  “I can’t make money doing work I love.”

 

The outcome of these beliefs is an imbalance leaving you feeling frustrated.

What you are looking for is to feel good everyday! Feeling good at work, feeling good doing activities you love, feeling bliss in your relationship, the end goal is to feel good!

 

But what feels good to you?  The key is to experience life to determine your own definition of success.

 

You have to get out there and try new things, screw up and learn what you don’t want to create what you do want.

 

Let’s explore more by responding to some questions below.  Hit reply and answer just 3 simple questions and yes, I’m going to read your responses and respond back with some insights to what you share with me.

 

How cool is that?

 

There is no right or wrong answer just share what you feel.

 

  1. What activities make you feel good? (i.e. traveling the world, cooking fresh meals for my family, teaching, manicures, buying beautiful jewerly)

  2. In your current job, what aspect do you thrive in? (writing, building client relationships, planning events, organizing meetings, etc) 

  3. Based on your answers write out what you feel success means to you.

 

Don’t filter what you write by trying to figure out how this is all going to happen to you right now.

 

Be sure to hit reply with your answers as I’m going to read all of them and give you my insights.

 

I’m eagerly awaiting your responses!

P.S. Are you ready for a Lifestyle Makeover? My new private coaching program is designed to help you simplify and uplevel your career and lifestyle. To take the leap fill out the application and let’s chat.

Do Affirmations Really Work?

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Sometimes that little black dress just doesn’t work!

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  How do you feel about your current wardrobe? Are you in a rut of wearing the same things over and over?  Do you refer to your clothing choices as your “uniform” because it is the same day to day?   I find that this is often the case with clients who are feeling stressed […]

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