“Breakdown often seems to strike out of the blue, yet we rarely get to this point without warning signs along the way.”
— Kathy Caprino, Breakdown, Breakthrough

Tough Time or Professional Crisis?

Recognizing the breakdown – before the breakthrough

How can you tell if you’re simply going through a “tough time” or experiencing a true professional crisis – a critical situation requiring real and lasting change?

Use this quiz as a starting point: If you check one (or more) of the statements below, it may be time to break down – and break through.

I have chronic health problems and stress that just won’t get better.
I lost someone or something I loved, and I feel deeply changed because of it.
In some ways, I don’t like or respect who I’ve become.
It seems that when I speak up for what I want and believe, it doesn’t go well.
I feel mistreated and misunderstood at work, yet I remain there.
I’ve had it with constantly proving myself – competing and winning at all costs.
My financial situation has me trapped.
I have talents I’m not using, but I long to do so.
I want to do work that makes a difference and really means something, but I don’t know how.
Things are falling apart in my life – all at once.
Balancing my life and work feels impossible, and I know I can’t go on this way.
I really don’t like my work, but have no idea what else I can do.

 

To build a happier, more rewarding career, download my FREE Career Path Self Assessment to gain clarity on where you are and where you’d like to go in your career. And feel free to contact Kathy if you’d like hands-on support to get there.