CHEAT SHEET: 5 Positive Reminders & Proven Ways For Staying Inspired in HR

by Alan Collins

-Laid off?
-Burned out?
-Lacking credibility?
-Not having any fun?
-Down in the dumps?
-Questioning your value?
-Mentally checked out at work?
-Feeling your patience running out?
-Lacking confidence in your HR skills?
-Dissatisfied with the direction of your career?
-Experiencing failures, disappointments, or setbacks?
-Dealing with an unreasonable boss, client, or colleague?
-Not getting the respect you deserve as an HR professional?
-Tired of the haters, critics, and trolls who undermine you?

If you feel any of these emotions, relax!  There’s nothing wrong with you.

We’ve all been there at some point in our career journey.

Frankly, everyone in Human Resources has.

Every HR professional on the planet struggles to maintain their motivation during the low points we all face at times during our careers.  

The dilemma, as you know, is what do you do when it’s YOUR job or the people you work with make you feel stuck, rejected or frustrated.

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Below is a helpful cheat sheet that outlines a few things you can do that can lift your spirits and recharge your batteries.

Obviously, this is NOT a comprehensive list of everything you can do — but hopefully it can serve as a beginning catalyst to get you back on track.

DOWNLOAD it and KEEP it handy on all your devices (phone, laptop, tablet) so you can refer to it when you need it most.


Here’s how YOU can use it:

(1) Use it as a self-coaching tool to keep you inspired during the inevitable disappointments you face during your HR career.

(2) Keep it handy on your all devices (phone, laptop, tablet) so you can access it quickly.

(3) Forward it to your HR colleagues who would welcome having this info as they manage their careers.

(4) Use it any way you want!


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Want more comprehensive strategies that keep you inspired, motivated and on top of your game in HR?  Then check out: STAY INSPIRED IN HR: 21 Positive Reminders To Keep You Motivated, Encouraged, Confident & Committed To Success in Human Resources.  Get more details here.

About the author: Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR and the author of a variety of best selling books for HR professionals. He was formerly Vice President – Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.