Top Ten Career Revolutions
Now that the hoopla for the new
year is finished I thought it would be a good time to encourage you
to start thinking about your career and not just your job. After
all you've worked hard on those budgets and you did survive the Christmas
party virtually unscathed...virtually. So now it's time to focus
on customer numero uno: you!
Sit back and take a long hard look at your career position.
Write down your accomplishments from day one and the highlights of
last year. List your skills, likes and dislikes about everything
from your job, boss, location, compensation, peers -- everything.
Upgrade your hearing aid: Listen
with the intent to understand, not simply hear. Great listeners
ask great questions and no that listening is the best way to learn
how others perceive you. And we all know, Perception is nine-tenths
of the law.
Press the flesh: Part of your
career equity is your integrity and sincerity, so when you shake hands
are you also making eye contact? When you have something to
say do others feel your courage of conviction? It's a different
sandbox to play in, but the castles are taller and rarely fall down.
Budget "me" time: Go
see a matinee on Tuesday, pick your kids up from school unexpectedly
and treat them to an afternoon off. Do something special besides
another 18 holes or a visit to Neiman's. After al, you're customer
It's really all about breaking your pattern
and changing your focus to what's important and what you're committed
to. Opening yourself up to other avenues is refreshing and puts
you in a place that allows you to look at things differently.
What gets talked about gets done.
Of course, this is only my opinion but
it's one I value highly.
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