How do you really feel about your career?

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Strategically Thinking About Your Career.

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.
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Give yourself a Break!

I see so many people struggling to feel happy and satisfied in their work, and still wondering “What should I be when I grow up?”

For a moment stop wrestling with the idea that you are doing something wrong if you are not feeling thoroughly fulfilled by your work.

Stop listening to super-stars who tell you that you must have a driving passion and truly love what you do for work. In reality, very few people have a singular, driving passion, and do that successfully for work.

It’s a good time of year to step back and think about what is working and not working in your work.
And it’s important to decide how you want your work to fit into your life.
You are allowed to want what you want. And you have more control than you think to make that happen.


You can be doing remarkably well even if you don’t have a singular driving passion.
You are good enough as you are. You have strengths that no one else has.
It’s OK if you don’t love your work.
Pursue work that gives you energy.
Stop worrying that you are doing something wrong.

In this webinar I gave you the framework to think about what you really want in your work and life. And I gave you some practical ideas to put those thoughts into action.

You get to choose.
You get to make it happen.

This is an important webinar to download if you:

  • Want to feel happier and more satisfied in your work
  • Optimize your choices and tradeoffs in your career and life
  • Want to take more control of your own career progress
  • Become more clear on what you are doing and why it matters

The webinar

In this webinar: Thinking Strategically About Your Career you’ll get ideas for understanding what truly matters to you and for taking control of your own career.

What career state are you in?

We talked about the difference career states of: Starting, Building, Competing, and Doing.

Make sure that once a year you evaluate where you are, and that you are making the appropriate investments for that state.

As your career state changes, your goals, desires and needs also change. Make sure you are not over-investing or under-investing your heart and soul and effort because you didn’t step back and realize that you are now in a different state.

What is your desired outcome?

No one cares about your career as much as you do!

I talked about two key ideas to claim your power and make the right things happen in your career.

1. The Development Paradox
2. The Experience Paradox

Don’t wait for your manager or someone else to tell you how to advance your career. In the webinar I shared techniques for sorting out these two paradoxes and doing it yourself.

Here’s a summary of what the webinar covers:

  • Framework for assessing your Career and Life goals
  • How to think about Where you are going and Why
  • Optimizing your Choices to get more of what you want into your Work and Life
  • Making Tradeoffs on purpose
  • Driving your own Development Opportunities
  • Effectively using Mentors and Career Sponsors
  • Evaluating and tuning Your Brand
  • Evaluating and tuning Your Performance

Want some help?

To get some help with this and learn the specific ideas and techniques that we talked about, download the webinar: Strategically Thinking about Your Career, now.

Members: Download the webinar for free.
Non Members: You can purchase this individual webinar or podcast (links below).

There are many really useful webinars related to getting the career you want.

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So if you are not yet a member, you might as well join and get them all for free!

Let me be your mentor

Members of Azzarello Group basically get me as their mentor.

Every month you get new insights and tools in the form of these webinars, as well as the chance to call into a monthly members-only coaching hour where you can get direct personal coaching from me.

People tell me that membership gives them a totally new way of thinking about their career, getting promotions, solving difficult problems with bosses, peers, employees, and other annoying people, communicating better, being more influential, becoming a stronger leader, and enjoying their work more. I love to hear this, and I love to help!

If you join now, you’ll not only get this webinar, but all the other webinars in the Member Library.

AND you’ll get the opportunity to participate in monthly Coaching Hour conference calls with me.
Check out what we talk about.

AND as a member you’ll get to download your copy of the Career Year of action Guide (a $30 value) for free.

Membership is a great resource (and a steal at $179 for a whole year) to help you advance your career.

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Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor.
She became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33, ran a billion dollar software business at 35 and became a CEO for the first time at 38 (all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk)

You can find Patty at, follow her on twitter or facebook, or read her book RISE…3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, AND Liking Your Life.


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