Frustra is Greek derivative of Frustration….describes the growth rings of a tree. In corporate life we must be aware that moving through a frustra at work also means change at home… this is important awareness.
frustration
frʌˈstreɪʃn/
noun
  1. the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something.
    “tears of frustration rolled down her cheeks”
    synonyms: exasperation, annoyance, anger, vexation, irritation, bitterness, resentment; More
     the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfilment of something.
    “the frustration of their wishes”
    synonyms: thwarting, defeat, foiling, blocking, stopping, countering, spoiling, checking, baulking, circumvention, forestalling, dashing, scotching, quashing, crushing; More
All careers grow at the border of order and chaos. Such a border is called a frustra. You might have them daily, weekly or, and if you’re not on the ball, annually. A frustra, that starts as a niggle, becomes a life changing experience if it is not explored with awareness. Frustra reflect a time to grow, to evolve. If we don’t grow, we stagnate and stagnation leads to all trouble in life.
Growth Rings of your Career
We grow at the border of support and challenge – if you’re not challenged, you’re dead. Chris Walker
The holistic nature of work life balance leads us to be aware of the need to “grow” through a career frustra at home and in health too. A frustra is not limited to the area of discomfort, never.
We are given warning signs, taps on the shoulder by nature, and if we don’t respond those taps become 2 by 4 across the back of our head. Too many domestic crisis occur because we don’t respond to career frustra and visa versa. Chris Walker
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Warning signs of An Impending Frustra
A new day, a new job, a new boss and a new pay rise will have us saying “I love this job” and over time, as the frustra comes closer, as a new growth ring approaches, we will drop through wanting to go to work, to needing to go in order to pay the bills, to should go and finally got to go to work. Once we hit the “Got to” then the chances of moving to a better job or improving ourselves through self-leadership are nearly zero.

From Zero to Hero “love it before you leave it”

Frustra that build to “got to” trigger the stress response of “fight – flight” and ultimately, knee jerk reactions. In these time, I as a coach will suggest to my clients “stay put” – wonder and explore how to love where you are, before you leave. The time to move one job to the next is when you love your work. Then, you  have done your best and you don’t carry baggage from one job to the next. However, if we “hate” our job, we’ll simply attract it in the next one.

Growth through a Frustra – Nature’s Spirituality Applied

“Through it” on the other hand is a different experience. The real test is “are you thankful for “it?” Go through CHALLENGE, learn from it, welcome it, think about how to improve it but never get over it, because  that is dishonest with yourself. Never resent it, or blame it, never regret “it” happening. “It” whatever it is, is nature, guiding you to victory, to success, to happiness.

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
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