Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Conquering Our Fears

                         "Being stuck in one place too long is not going to work" ~ Jenny Blake

"Most people lead lives of quiet desperation" ~ Henry David Thoreau 

Maybe I should leave it at that. I mean we all know the drill. We've read it all before, especially the Thoreau quote. 

We nod our heads - Yeah, that's me!!  Oh well. 

Being stuck? It hurts. Oh we won't admit it on social media. 

Maybe hurt isn't the word. Frustrated? Scared? 

What if they find out I'm not everything.................

Can you help me? Who is they?

What it comes down to is a moment or reckoning and most of us would much rather avoid it? 


No matter how you choose to celebrate the month of December it can take its toll on us with all the activity. That doesn't even take into account the pressure to start looking at those dreaded goals and objectives for next year. 

You know? The ones that end up in the circular file sometime around Valentines day?

The plaque on my desk says Business Coach. 

But really, the people I work with who end up reaching the finish line with a flourish? Them people? 

It's all about living a healthy and balanced life. 

They have challenges and trials and tribulations just like everyone else I know.

Wanna know what separates them from everyone else? 

They are not afraid. 

When all is said and done it's a matter of facing what we are afraid of and deciding to first accept it as being real and then create a plan to over come the obstacle it presents. 

Now is a good time to get a head start on those things you want to propel you to success in the upcoming months. 

No building stood the test of time without a firm foundation. 

Neither can we

I'm going to leave it there and save the preaching for the guru's and the Sunday sermon. 

John Jurkiewicz is the owner and operator of  New Career Creations a unique approach to happiness and success in our lives through gaining satisfaction and fulfillment in our careers. He has over forty years of experience in operation management, human resource management, training and development and has owned his own business for close to 17 years. John is certified as a life coach, a career coach, and an intuitive career coach.  He and his wife Joan have been married for over 42 years