How to Redirect Career Pressure

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

man with hands to head staring at laptop

While in conversation with a Master Coach they noted that I might be feeling the pressure. My vision is so large that it is quite possible I have lived in the valley of pressure for so long I hadn’t noticed. Then I wrote the word down and realized something…


I am the type of person to press through when I have something I need to get done. At the same time, I recognize that I press when I am sure of my direction or destination. So if I press when I am sure (apply pressure) then when I am not pressing, clearly I am not sure of something (feeling pressed). What is it?

Photo by Ylanite Koppens of a beige-analog-compass


For me, it is a process. Suppose I don’t know the process for getting something done, if you know me, you know I will make one. When I felt trapped in a toxic work environment and the only thing I knew was that I couldn’t stay where I was, I designed a personal career clarity retreat where I could define my own vision for the future or at least identify the signs of career satisfaction so I would know when I had arrived at my destination.

Recognizing that having a direction (not here) or a destination (career satisfaction) is all I need in order to take a step toward my goal, I came to realize that I was missing a complete process (direction) to connect my vision to my goal (a new program launch).

Photo by Alexandra Bakhareva of a car stuck on a muddy road


As soon as I identified that my process was incomplete, knowing the importance of a story in creating sustainable change, as I do, I mapped out the beginning, middle, and end of a program I am calling A New Day where I partner with purpose-driven professionals to build an intentional transformation strategy.


I have seen enough of the world to know that I am not alone. That pressure you are feeling, what are you noticing about it? What will you do with that awareness?

About Sacred Time

Sacred Time is an intentional practice to set aside time each day, week, or season for Divine inspiration. This experience, especially if you go outside, can help you process the changes occurring in your life as it ushers you through them. Our logo is that of a deer with budding antlers. This is not only meant to lure you into this new adventure but to remind you that even a gentle touch can be transforming. As an organization, Sacred Time’s life story began as an adventure tour through the heart of Australia that helped to expand the world, open the minds, and fill the hearts of its participants. As a practice we work to facilitate the same kind of life transforming experiences that give you a chance to be heard and live according to your passion and purpose.
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