Transformational Success Story!
Welcome to our Transformational Success Story where I personally interview one of our very successful clients, Elizabeth. Elizabeth has an exciting career as a buyer for a big fashion retailer, she is 29 years of age, has lived in the UK and has travelled a lot. She is getting married next year and is looking to buy a house.
How was life prior to your transformation?
I felt like I was struggling a lot with my career. I felt that I was in a very junior position and turning 30 at the end of the year, I was not proud of where I was. I felt frustrated and a bit trapped in my current role, but I didn’t know how to take the next step. I felt frustrated with the money I was earning and I was feeling really restricted by that. I felt a bit out of control because I felt frustrated and angry at myself and was not enjoying myself at work. I felt overwhelmed about doing the work to get to the next step because I was unhappy. Younger people were being promoted at work and it was hard for me to feel happy for them because I was so angry with myself that I couldn’t make it happen for me.
You have made significant changes in your life Elizabeth, can you tell us about your transformation?
My career was the only area of my life that was not working. I felt overwhelmed and powerless to not be able to change my career situation. I felt I was at a dead end. I resigned from my job, which was scary. However, it was the best thing I could have done because it gave me lots of perspective. I started feeling excited about my career again. It was really refreshing to talk to Qt because I found it very difficult to talk to my friends and partner about my career. My life change was huge. I’ve taken back full control of my life. Everything that was good in life before got better.
Since my transformation I feel like I have grown up a lot and feel like I have accomplished a massive goal in my career. I am really happy at work now. I am now earning more money so I feel more in control of my life, I now live properly instead of constantly feeling broke at the end of the month and feeling that I couldn’t afford to buy a house. In my previous job I developed a great relationship with a colleague who became a mentor, this was someone who I looked up to and wanted to be like. I feel now that I am capable of being that inspiring one day, I am the person I wanted to be. My age matches my level at work. I am now very proud, before I felt like a real failure. I was worried of being a junior at age 30. I have gone from an assistant role to a role where I am managing a small team and making major decisions.
I was really at rock bottom at work and it affected my personal life – I felt frustrated and really unconfident. I set a goal and put myself out there and decided to back myself. I wrote my CV after a session with Qt when I was in the right frame of mind. My covering letter really made a difference. I focused on achieving my goal and it paid off much more than I thought it would. I wrote down the ultimate workplace I wanted and I made it happen quickly. Out of the 30 criteria for my ideal job, I achieved 29 within a month of setting the goal. Only location was different and it has worked out even better this way. That was really amazing – before I could never dare to dream that big!
To what extent has working with Qt helped you to stop feeling angry and what impact has this had on your career and life?
It has made a huge impact. I was really angry with myself and that would lead to me being really angry with people around me, which made me more angry. Admitting my feelings took a huge weight off my shoulders. I was getting angry over small things. It was exhausting feeling angry most of the day. I had a short fuse, now I deal with situations appropriately. Before I felt really unconfident in my decisions and unconfident at work. I felt that people didn’t trust me or rely on me. I had no confidence in my ability. I now feel that I am much more capable than what I thought I was. I know I can be inspirational at work, I have a lot of independence now and a lot more responsibility and opportunities. I feel a lot stronger that I made things happen for myself and I can do that for my next goal.
How would you sum up your transformation?
Absolutely enormous. I feel on the polar opposite end of the scale of where I was. Now I feel like a total success rather than a failure. It is a massive change to go from feeling like an immature failure to a mature success. I feel like I have achieved a lot by age 30 and I am exactly where I want to be.
Would you like to stop feeling so angry and transform your personal and professional relationships, and your life?
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