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Career Boundaries (Knowing Your No)

Posted on March 5, 2021 under Career & Work

woman with hand out saying stop and no, utilizing career boundaries

🚫Do you know your NO? 🚫


If you don't know your NO, now's the time to get to know your NO. 💡
The practice of boundary setting is a life-long must-have survive and thrive skill.


You don't have to say YES to everything.  


Actually you must say NO to some things, and have career boundaries.


Some things feel very difficult, if not impossible, to say NO to.


ESPECIALLY right now our natural reaction is to feel disempowered by the dire situation of the global pandemic.


But I'm here to tell you, you always have a choice, even in the middle of a public health crisis and economic meltdown.


Your choices are Yes, No, and Maybe. 🚦


Many employees feel like they CAN NOT say NO to their boss because they expect job loss and prolonged unemployment. 

This may or may not be true.


If it isn't true, forge a genuine working relationship with your boss and co-workers. This may actually save your job.


If it is true, decide if you're willing to stay or go – particularly if your health is in jeopardy. Health is wealth.


If you are unemployed, now is an opportunity for reinvention after recovering from the shock and grief of your loss. (I realize this is not what you want to hear at this moment when the loss is new and raw.)


Say YES to claiming your power and say NO to playing the victim. 😭


What are you saying NO to today in order to have career boundaries?

-Kelley A. Joyce, MBA, CPC

Kelley is a career development coach who is dedicated to helping people discover their career path and land their dream jobs. Kelley and her partner Josh live in New York City from which she has served hundreds of professionals across the U.S., U.K., and Australia since 2012 to radically change their relationship with work.

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