January 22, 2010

Think Professionalism! - ARTICLE

Exactly the same goes for your career.

The last thing you want is to lose your job at the same time.

When you break up, the risk is to have this situation impact on your effectiveness at work.

Make it a priority to perform at 100% at work.

If you bring your personal problems to work, you’ll be soon labeled by your colleagues and superiors.

Your career and work are your territory.

Same goes if you have your own business.

Simply don’t let your break up impact on your professional life.

If you work in a team, there are good chances that you’ll tell your friends what is happening.

If you keep on talking about it, everyone will get bored with it.

Put it this way: your colleagues are team mates.

They are there to perform.

They are not therapists.

It’s not their job to support you with that.

Sure, they can help.

Sure, they’ll be happy to give you feed back and talk about it a couple of times.

Now, if the only thing they hear during the break is the latest new of a divorce procedure, this will drain your energy and their effectiveness.

The solution?

Keep work and personal challenges separate.

If you need to talk, check with the human resources department and see if they have any support structure available to help you through this.

Book a couple of sessions with a therapist, psychologist or coach to simply wind up.

Your friends or colleagues are not trained to do that.

Sometimes, they’ll give you wrong advice and ad oil to the fire.

They will as well get tired of hearing your story.

They want to move on!

Give them space.

Keep work and personal challenges separate.

Don’t mix them.

A couple of chats are of course okay.

Don’t turn your professional space into some form of therapy class.

Keep your professional life separate from your personal challenges.