We all grow. That is part of the human experience. We grow older. We grow taller. We grow in our understanding of the world and our place in it.
And we grow in our career…yet sometimes people do not see and recognize our growth. They are stuck in our past talking to our Career Ghosts.
Your Different Career Ghosts 👻
At the beginning of your career, you may have been the life of the office party.
Or maybe you were the one folks thought of as disorganized and scattered.
Perhaps you were the shy one who did not speak up in meetings.
You could have been the one everyone offloaded their grunt work to because your boundaries were not clear.
Or you were the “impulsive” one who did not have a head for money.
And what they are saying may have been true…5 years ago, 10 years ago or 20+ years ago.
But you have grown. You do save. You do pause before you impulsively leap. You are now the person who is not afraid to ask questions and be curious in meetings. You have strong boundaries, and you love productivity tools and the feeling of having everything organized and in its place.
Yet, others in your world spend time assuming you are that ghost of your career self from your past.
How to Ghost Yourself
No one wants to have their ghost self standing in for who they have become.
What do you do if people in your life still see you as you were and not as you are?
It’s time to Ghost 👻 Yourself.
Step 1: Write down all your past ghost behaviors. Those parts of yourself that you no longer claim.
Step 2: Write down all your current strengths, gifts, abilities. How you rock your career today!
Step 3: Get into the powerful feeling space of the one who is organized, smart with money and confident. Embody this feeling. Empower who you are today.
Step 4: Create a de-ghosting statement. Whenever someone alludes to a ghost self stop them in their tracks with your de-ghosting statement. For example: Ha! You must be talking about my ghost self. I no longer claim the disorganized badge. In fact, I am the go-to person when it comes to looking at all the moving parts of a project and making sense of them. I know what to do and how to do it!
Your past ghosts are not aligned with your True Nature. Step into who you are IRL now. Sign up for True Nature 1:1 coaching and show the world who you really are! I AM IN!