Happy New Year!! The new year is an amazing gift. It’s an opportunity to push the restart button. Of course, you can push the restart button at any time of the year. But, the energy and optimism that the new year brings just makes it the perfect time.
Your gifts and talents will set you free! I believe that the more a person is allowed to use and develop their natural strengths and talents, the more fulfilling and satisfied they will be with their career.
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it. But, that it’s too low and we reach it.” This really resonated with me because many of us are aiming too low - in life and in our careers.
When we think of bad habits, the first one that typically comes to mind is Procrastination - The “I can do it, I shall do it – tomorrow” syndrome that has afflicted many from time to time. While that’s probably the most common, there are many more bad habits that will keep you from achieving the big win that you seek in your career.
Most of us want success and the shiny things that come with it. But, only a small percentage of people will actually go on to achieve the wild level of success that many people dream about. So, what separates the person who achieves all that they can in life and the person who stays in the same stagnant position year after year and just can’t seem to get it right?
Children never cease to amaze me. If you pay attention, there are lots of lessons that we can learn from them. Recently, my daughter took up knitting. From the very beginning, she naturally excelled at knitting. She even used an advanced knitting technique on her first project which hadn’t even been taught. It was just natural for her. So what lessons can a 10 year old teach us about choosing the right career?
So many people struggle with the job search process because they fail to burst their own bubble. So many people fail to learn about game changing career opportunities because their networks are too small, or shall I say their bubble hasn’t been burst. In this day and age, where 80% of jobs are found through networking, you can’t afford to have a small network. Your network needs to be wide and deep. So, what are you going to do to burst your self-imposed bubble? I’ve got 8 ideas to get you started!
What do you need to do to ace your next interview? You’ve got to go that extra mile to beat out the other candidates. It starts with doing your research, but there’s much more!