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This is What’s Keeping You Stuck at Work… and How to Change it!

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

There comes a time when we start to get into a routine or rut in our workplace. Which is totally understandable! I mean we grow, and we change within our career and it can form a disconnect to your work environment.

But what happens when we feel disconnected and STAY. We have many reasons why we stay, although in reality…we are stuck.

Stuck in the same ol’ same ol’...

Wanting more...

Maybe even hoping for something better because that means you won’t have to leave your comfort zone.

Let’s talk about what is keeping you stuck at work and how to change it!

You have been at the company for a long time.

I get it, the relationships we form at work can have a big impact on us. We might stay because of that commitment and comfort. Remember, growth does not come from our comfort zones.

From the person that we were when we were hired to who we are today is not the same. You can be thankful for the experience but not in debt to the company.

I don’t want you to also think you need to leave. Make sure not to limit yourself to a role or a position, think bigger.

You don’t need to leave a company if you are starting to feel a disconnect. Start to network with other departments or join committees. Find new ways to engage and open yourself up to new opportunities within the company.

You have been promised opportunities.

Have you been promised growth, but haven’t seen any action in return? Take time to assess your situation and the validity of those promises.

Are they provided only behind closed doors? Is there a budget to support it? Does the company usually hire within?

As a Career Confidence Coach, my advice it to never stop building your knowledge and opportunities. Don’t wait out for someone to hold true to their word, you need to actively be the best you at all times. It will help to download this Making My Goals a Priority worksheet to help you prioritize your daily habits for your goals.

You have guilt for leaving.

When we have outgrown a work environment, we can feel guilty about leaving the team, your boss, your (fill in the blank) behind.

This is your career journey. We can feel so connected to a company or a team, that we put ourselves on the back burner. So once again, this is your career journey. You owe it to yourself, to new parts of the world your power, and your knowledge.

One way to switch this perspective is to think about the opportunities the company can have with a change of dynamics. Everything happens for a reason. Your belief that the company won’t be the same is limiting your belief in the company.

You have lost your confidence.

It happens, we feel stuck, and we start to investigate potential new jobs. Then, we get overwhelmed with the job application process and having to start all over again.

Starting the application process with this mindset will show in your resume and cover letter. You need to start to invest in your career confidence and work with someone that will help you with individualized meetings and learn how to vocalize your worth with confidence.

Remember, you deserve to feel happy in your workplace. If you need more help, feel free to email me at

Live your worth,

Cindy Alvarez

Career Confidence Coach

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