How “Unproductive Discomfort” Is Slowing Down Your Job SearchExecutive Communityon October 9, 2023 at 5:11 pm Work It Daily

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Do you have “unproductive discomfort”? As a career coach, I work with a lot of people who sit in unproductive discomfort, meaning they have a lot of anxiety, stress, anger, and frustration around their situation, but they’re spending more time worrying about it and thinking about it than doing something about it.

Now, that’s not to say that you’re not trying. I know that you are. I know that you’re trying different things, but nothing is working. And every time you try something and you don’t get results, it eats away at your confidence and gets you into this really uncomfortable space—unproductive discomfort.

How To Overcome “Unproductive Discomfort”

The only way to fix this is to not assume that a fairy godmother is going to come along or you’re going to get a magic pill that’s going to solve your problems. Yet human nature is always searching for that quick fix, that thing that will take us out of our discomfort. And it doesn’t work.

In 20 years of being a career coach, the fastest way I know how to get you out of unproductive discomfort is to have you basically trade up pain, trade up discomfort, and take it from a lower level to a slightly higher level temporarily. We call it highly productive discomfort.

Imagine if, in just 15 minutes a day, I could teach you something new. I could take you through exercises that help you improve your skills and your attitude, make you feel more positive, and dispel some beliefs or assumptions you have that are holding you back. Because those three things are what are keeping you in this unproductive state. But if I can, for 15 minutes a day, put you in this temporary but productive discomfort of learning and growing, you’re going to make big leaps in your progress.

These are the breakthrough moments that the people we work with at Work It DAILY have every single day because inside our program we have courses, coaching, and community all designed to address your discomfort and get you out of it as quickly as possible by giving you the things that you need.

So, if you’re willing to go back to school a little bit and throw out any outdated beliefs and negative mindsets to get the results you’re looking for, then I hope you become a Work It DAILY member and sign up for a free trial today.

Good luck, and go get ’em!

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