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How to Deal with Workplace Stress?

My name is Claude Massey and I am a Career Coach, and Life Coach in Israel.  Some of my clients have brought this topic to my attention, so I thought I would write a short article about what to do if you are stressed out at work, and how to deal with workplace stress.

Understanding What Stress Really is…

The Outer-World:  In the outer-world, you have coworkers distracting you.  In the outer-world, you have office politics.  In the outer-world, you have a boss who is not nice to you, or applying pressure on you to do more.

You are trying to do your job for eight – nine – ten hours every day, and this sort of noise is happening in the outside world.

The Inner-World:  In the inner-world, things get emotional.  Your thoughts begin to run rampant.  In the inner-world, you are distracted.  In the inner-world, you begin to feel overwhelmed.

You are trying to stay cool and calm, but the event of the outside world are starting to affect your inner-states of being.

In other words, how exactly you process the outer-world pressures, distractions, and the comments from your jerk boss in your inner-world… is the most important factor when looking at workplace “stress”.

There are two worlds we live in. These are known as the outer-world and the inner-world.  Being stressed out at work is an inner-world issue.  Therefore, it must be solely be addressed as such.

Actually, this concept relates to all forms of stress.  Whether you are stressed out because you’re not where you want to be in life/career, not as rich as you want to be, or you don’t have the things that you wish you had.

How you control your inner-world processes?

Because the processes happening inside of your inner-world that you define as stress, we need to focus on your sequence of thoughts, when the outside world brings on “negativity.  This is something that I help my clients with, as a life coach in Israel.

Developing a proper, accurate, positive sequence of thoughts that will enable… rather than disable.

Your Most Important Tool is Long-Term Vision

Understand that this thing is called life is a long-term game, and having a long-term outcome that you are working towards is going to benefit you immensely.  Let me ask, what are your long-term goals?

Above all, remember that you may have a job or exposed to a nasty outer-world situation for a month, a year, or even 5 years… but that is short-term compared with the longevity of your life.

Your Second Most Important Tool is Your Internal Dialogue

Control your internal dialogue.  You are in control of the things that you say to yourself and don’t ever forget that. 

Remember that your life is bigger than just you.  

Remind yourself that you are working for their benefit; you have to be strong and always appreciative of them.  Live for them in those moments when you sense you are on the escalator of stress.

Maintaining a grateful internal dialogue when you are at work, and the outer-world is throwing obstacles at you.  Doing this, will help to reduce the amount of stress at work.

In conclusion, workplace stress is a result of the outer-world affecting your inner-world.  Remember this as a fact.  In addition, don’t forget that you also have two great tools to use the next time you get overwhelmed.

I hope this article helped, and if you are looking for a life coach in Tel Aviv, Israel… you know whom to contact 😉

-Claude Massey Consulting, Always Be Growing

 

See, I still remember the day I arrived in Israel… I had NO JOB, NO FRIENDS, and NO MONEY.

And it took me several years of living in Israel before I found a decent-paying job at a tech company.

I was working for this company, and was promoted to a leadership position when I had a powerful self-realization:

The purpose of my life, is helping other people get what they want from life. 

I looked back into my past and understood that I was always asked to be a leader + trainer + teacher… and I absolutely loved doing it!

Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales and customer service I decided to open a sales training company.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel… but I did!

I decided to name my sales training company Sales Development Israel.

Then, I began to use all of my spare time before work and after work creating training materials, and trying to acquire clients.

In addition, I was sending emails and cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, HerzliyaRamat GanJerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.

Basically, I was reaching out across the whole country of Israel in my efforts.

Great news – I was able to find my first few clients

Something I immediately noticed was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops, two things would happen consistently happen: 

Firstly, I would receive feedback that my sales training workshops were providing massive value for the sales team.

Secondly, one or two of the students in the courses would privately approach me.

These students would speak with me about their struggles not only in sales, but also in their lives.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one session outside of the office.

She asked me to help her learn how to communicate more effectively, and to help her figure out a better career path.

Another student, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company, asked me to help them build their self-confidence.

And this would happen again and again and again…

Each of these wonderful people I began to work one-on-one with,  had their own unique challenge, and asked me for help.

Each time we developed a plan, strategized, and executed.

These first clients would call me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“, and I am proud to say that I was able to help them.

At the conclusion of our one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted!

Eventually, enough people paid me to sit down with them, and then called me their Career Counselor or Life Coach that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

Most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach (קואצ’ר , אימון אישי) or career counselor before ever having a client. 

I never once said to myself that I wanted to be a life coach (אימון אישי לחיים) or a career counselor.

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me… literally.

So that is the short story of how I began life coaching (תל אביב קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

And after all these years, I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people from around the world!