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The Top 6 Challenges High Achiever’s Face When Advancing Their Careers

June 12, 2022

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The other day I received a whatsapp message on my ex work friends group chat. 



On the chat we reminisced about the “good old days” we worked together at the same company.



I mentioned this to my husband who still works at this same company and we started to talk about our journeys since I left.



He asked me what I wish I knew back then that I know now….



I shared that there is so much more that meets the eye when it comes to when something isn’t working and you’re feeling stuck. And that unless you address the deeper rooted challenges, they’ll keep following you around. 



For example, back in corporate I suffered imposter syndrome big time. It served me for a time to give 110% to my work. And that dedication paid off. 



I was promoted from analyst to Associate Director in 4 short years before being approached to join an American Investment Bank (my seemingly perfect dream job). 



But this quality had a shadow side.  



Deep down the fundamental belief I held was that I wasn’t enough and therefore had to work harder than everyone else. 



It meant I said “yes” to everyone’s demands (hello people pleasing) and it drove me to burnout until I just couldn’t hack it anymore. 

 

 

That “not good enough” mentality followed me into my entrepreneurship and still makes an appearance from time to time. 



Naturally I work with women and men who have similar traits – high achievers – who want to do a lot and who’s work deeply matters to them. But that struggle with burnout, overwhelm, perfectionism and more.



In today’s episode I want to share with you what I wish I knew back then, what I believe this stuff is important to look out for as you advance your career. Because if you don’t it might cut it short prematurely. 



For the record – I don’t regret my path. I’ve loved it. AND I do sometimes wonder what would be different had I been able to identify what was really keeping me stuck and ultimately lead to burnout. 



With that let’s dive in…

 

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In this Episode We Explore:

  • How to identify if you’re a high-achiever (spoiler: if you’re curious to tune in to today’s topic you likely are)

  • What the 6 core challenges are that high-achievers in particular face when advancing their careers

  • How to manage these challenges so that they don’t hinder or make your career harder as you advance upwards and onwards

 

DURING THE PODCAST I MENTION:

 

If you need support in your career or business right now to get unstuck or reassess if you’re going in the right direction, I’m opening up a few select VIP day experiences in the month of June only.

 

This is for you if you want personalized laser focused support to get unstuck and get crystal clarity on your next move in one day rather than months. 

 

These VIP days are an opportunity to get 1:1 support from someone who’s well versed in the world of embodiment, energetics and subconscious re-patterning work to get to the heart of what’s keeping you stuck. 

 

If you’d like more information, send me an email at hello@siobhanbarnes.com and I’ll send over all the details. 

 

These are only open for the month of June so if you need support, now is the time to reach out. 

 

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