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There is still a little bit of stigma around career coaching, and here at Work It Daily, we're left wondering why.


What most people don't realize is that the majority of the CEOs, pro athletes, and other high-achieving individuals they admire have received some form of career coaching in their lives. This isn't just a coincidence.

The truth is, those who find career success seldom do it by themselves. They have people guiding them along the way, empowering them with tools to build better habits and set ambitious, yet achievable, career goals. So, why are you still afraid to ask for help with your career?

You're not expected to know how to do everything on your own. You shouldn't have to.

If you still have a stigma towards career coaching, here's what you need to know.

School Teaches Us Everything Except How To Get The Job

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We spend the first two decades of our life in school preparing for our future careers. We have teachers, professors, and mentors. We try to learn as much as possible and develop as many skills as we can. But after graduation day, we're suddenly without that guidance we've been used to all those years.

Worse, school teaches us everything except how to achieve career success. It teaches us everything except how to get the job.

From day one, we're expected to know how to get our first job, grow our career, and eventually achieve the career success that we want. That's such a harmful assumption, leaving people who can't do this feeling like they aren't good enough. That something is wrong with them.

This is why career coaching shouldn't be stigmatized. Nobody innately knows the right and wrong way to interview, make a career change, or ask for a raise. The career questions you have, thousands, if not millions, of other professionals have them, too.

Don't be afraid to ask for help. When it comes to not knowing how to grow your career, you're truly not alone.

Working "On" Your Career Is Different From Working "In" It

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One of the most dangerous things you can do as a professional is to just work in your career, and not on it. You can't just go to work every day, work hard, and assume that's good enough.

The hard truth: If you're not growing your career, you're dying.

Again, nobody told us the importance of your personal brand and making sure you're staying relevant by developing your skills and continually growing your professional network.

But a career coach will tell you this. They'll tell you exactly how to work on your career to ensure you aren't becoming irrelevant, and slowly killing your career in the process.

Career Coaching Isn't A Sign Of Weakness

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We can compare the stigma of career coaching to the stigma of mental illness.

There used to be incredible stigma around mental illness, but now we're realizing that when we need help, admitting we need help is a strength, not a weakness. Nobody should be ashamed of asking for help and getting the treatment they need in order to better themselves.

The same is true with career coaching.

Career coaching isn't a sign of weakness. It's a path to greatness.

When we need help with our careers, we should get help. No shame. No hesitation. No questions asked.

The only way we erase the stigma around career coaching is by spreading awareness about how difficult it is to navigate our careers on our own.

The next time you're struggling in your career, remember that it's okay to ask for help. You'll be stronger—and better—for it.


At Work It Daily, we believe the stigma of career coaching is going away, but not fast enough. Career coaching should be accessible to everyone. You deserve the same opportunity to grow your career, the same resources and support, that CEOs, pro athletes, and millionaires get. Don't let anybody convince you otherwise.

If you're ready to take ownership of your career and achieve the success you know you can, we'd love to see you inside our platform.


Join our career growth club today and get access to one-on-one career coaching, resume and cover letter reviews, online tutorials, and unlimited networking opportunities—all in your back pocket!

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Inspiration lacking this Monday morning? On the job search and feeling blue? Stuck in a career you hate? Not sure what success means to you? You're not alone. Grab a nice, warm cup of coffee and let us help you out.

Light your inner fire with these inspirational career quotes:

What Are Professional Quotes? 

Professional quotes motivate and inspire you to become the best professional you can be in your career. They remind you that you can achieve what you want to achieve. What does success look like to you? If you ever need some inspiration, read these quotes...

What Are The Best Inspirational Quotes For Professionals?


  1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius
  2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk
  3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn
  5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan
  6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller
  7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln
  8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison
  9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz
  10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart
  11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas
  12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney
  13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson
  14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller
  15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden
  16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White
  17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton
  18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein
  19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain
  21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius


2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk

Inspirational Career Quotes Carlton Fisk


3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard

Inspirational Work Quotes


4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn

Inspirational Work Quotes


5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan

Inspirational Career Quotes Michael Jordan


6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller

Inspirational Quotes About Failure


7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes


8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes


9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz

Inspirational Career Quotes


10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart

Inspirational Career Quotes Jon Stewart


11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas

Inspirational Quotes George Lucas


12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney

Inspirational Walt Disney Quotes


13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson

Inspirational Career Quotes


14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller

Inspirational Career Quotes


15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden

Inspirational Career Quotes


16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White

Inspirational Quotes About Life


17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton

Inspirational Quotes About Success


18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein

Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes


19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Career Quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson


20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain

Inspirational Career Quotes About Success


21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius

We hope these quotes motivated you. Please share with someone you know who needs a little inspiration right now.

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