3 Steps to Unstuck Yourself!

boulder-up-hillThe cumulative impact of our poor decision, procrastination, fears, lack of focus and even laziness add up. Many times we aren’t even aware of it all until it’s too late. The problem gets real when we find ourselves desperately scrambling to stay afloat. We try to will the world to conform to our deadlines, which only leaves us exhausted and down on ourselves.

The good news is we can always recover!

Step One: We need to acknowledge where the blame for our predicaments truly lies. Often when we find ourselves in a desperate situation, we fall back on human tendencies to make up stories, blame everything and everyone except ourselves. Only when we face the mirror, get out of the way of our “stories,” and accept responsibility do we have a chance to change our future! We have to see the string of poor decisions, procrastinations, limiting beliefs and how they all interwove to create the current situations.

The Universal Law of NEED: The more you need something, the less likely you will get it. The problem is that desperation magnifies and accelerates failure. WHY? Because you tap into the downside of the Law of Attraction (which states that what you focus your thoughts on, is what you will get). When you NEED something, you no longer focus your thoughts on what you need to succeed, because you are focusing on what will have if you don’t. Your need also permeates through your voice, tone, body language, words, message. This creates an energetic “stench” that repels people.

Step Two: Instead… Ask yourself, “what’s your ultimate goal?” Then reverse engineer from there:

What are the steps that you need to get there?

Where do you feel blocked in this process?

If blocked… How can I make this step manageable? What steps can I break this into to unblock myself?

How can I incorporate these steps into daily actions?

Step Three: Take action! Integrate them those steps into your daily routing and do those little things every day!

Reverse engineering not just your goal is key, but reverse engineering how to unblock whatever got you stuck in the first place. That’s the subtle spot where people get hung up. While the overall advice is generic so to speak, that part is KEY to making sure someone sticks to their plan. Just as important is taking action to unwinding the knotted ball of yarn mixed with peanut butter that stopped you in the first place!

Jade Goodhue

Jade Goodhue

Jade is an ExecuNet Career Strategist and Career Coach. Working 1:1 with high-level senior executives, Jade provides strategic guidance and coaching to help ExecuNet members land their next great opportunity. This includes uncovering their unique personal value proposition and defining competitive differentiators to advance their careers. Additionally, she provides detailed feedback for improving a personal marketing collateral—well beyond their résumé.

In addition to ExecuNet, Jade is the Founder and Owner, The Mastery Factor: Mindset and Behavior Specialist for leaders. She designs, develops and delivers one-on-one and group high-impact leadership development programs, as well as provides accountability, coaching, and cognitive and behavior assessments.

Jade served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps, she was a company commander, a black belt martial arts instructor and served two combat tours to Iraq. After transitioning from the Marine Corps, she gained a myriad of financial sector experience.

Jade holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Minor in Japanese from the United States Naval Academy. She now attends the Harvard Extension School as a Candidate for a Master of Liberal Arts in Psychology. Her certifications include Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, and in progress as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She’s a volunteer at The Animal Foundation – a non-profit organization operating Nevada’s largest animal shelter and animal adoption center.

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