London, UK (PRWEB) October 19, 2004
Thirtysomethings have a fast growing number of issues they need to face if theyÂre to get unstuck and fend off the so-called quarter-life crisis.
The research from website Lifecoachforyou.com polled over four hundred thirtysomethings in the UK and USA and found that even though large numbers want to change careers the reasons they wonÂt are a possible drop in salary (37%), having no clear direction (25%) and a lack of confidence (22%). The survey also found that three quarters wish they were more confident and a quarter of those in relationships are unhappy with the state of the relationship.
According to Steve Errey, a specialist in personal growth for thirtysomethings, the survey confirms that thirtysomethings are storing up issues related to careers, relationships and self-confidence, and the quarter-life crisis is a growing reality for many people. ÂFor me,Â says Errey, Âthe answer is about the Âthree FÂsÂ Â fun, fulfilment and freedom. The Âthree FÂsÂ really sum up what thirtysomethings want in their lives, and they can have those things by taking responsibility and taking action.Â
ÂI had all sorts of fears and hopes bottled up, but IÂm much clearer and more open about where I want my life to go, and what changes I need to make for that to happen,Â said Stephanie Favell, director of a successful UK training company and one of ErreyÂs past clients. ÂIÂd been using old baggage as some kind of wall to hide behind and as an excuse not to make changes. The process has made me feel much better about myself and really positive Â I feel more alive.Â
ÂI felt like I was stuck in life,Â says Sally Courtney, another of ErreyÂs clients, Âand now that my self respect has risen dramatically IÂm back on a level where IÂm pushing myself to achieve more. I used to talk myself out of doing things, didnÂt make decisions and followed the crowd, but IÂve learnt a million things about myself and the best part is knowing that IÂve been active in getting myself to a genuinely good place.Â
Steve ErreyÂs top five tips for getting the "Three F's" and fending off the quarter life crisis are:
1. To know your values: figure out whatÂs most important to you and prioritise your life around them.
2. To not squeeze yourself into boxes: donÂt adopt roles youÂre not comfortable with.
3. To keep yourself nourished: get clear on what keeps you centred and balanced and makes you feel like you again.
4. To create a big vision: have an exciting direction and sense of purpose to fuel you forwards.
5. To take responsibility: youÂre the only one responsible and accountable for your life. Take action to get where you want to be.
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Notes to editors:
Â The survey was carried out in the first half of 2004, and polled over four hundred thirtysomethings (77% women and 23% men) in the UK and USA on careers, relationships, wellbeing, health, social lives and support structures.
Â Areas of life that thirtysomethings most want to move forwards in are career (18%), finances (12%), relationships (12%), health (8%) and confidence (7%).
Â Further information and articles can be found at http://www.steveerrey.com/press.htm, including ÂIs There Such a Thing as a Dream Job?Â, ÂSetting Your Relationship Up for SuccessÂ and ÂGetting the Confidence to Be Your BestÂ
Â Top Ten tips sheets can be made available Â ÂThe Top Ten Ways Thirtysomethings Kill Their ConfidenceÂ, ÂThe Top Ten Ways Thirtysomethings Become Unfulfilled in Their CareersÂ and ÂThe Ten Biggest Thirtysomething Relationship ProblemsÂ