Achieving Career Control Starts with Mindset!
Chances are the first time you tried to ride a bicycle things didn’t turn out so well. There were probably a few skinned knees and elbows and quite possibly a few tears, but eventually, you got the hang of it. You worked at it until it clicked and made sense, but then the real magic happened. Your mindset changed. Instead of dreading getting on the bike, you couldn’t wait to take it for a spin to your friend’s house after school.
Taking control of your career is just like riding that bike! There will be challenges: rebranding yourself for the job you want, crafting a targeted resume that gets you interviews, and learning how to interview well in all stages of the process, but once you secure the job you’re after you need to change your mindset just like you did when you learned to ride a bike.
Getting the Job is Good, Mastering Your Career is Better!
Remember how your bike represented your first taste of freedom? Your next job represents the same thing for your career. You can begin by setting some of your own goals within your new role. Things you know make sense for both you and the organization you work for. Things that will help you gain visibility and autonomy to set more goals for yourself.
Then you need to accomplish those goals. That can be the hard part for many people who find themselves Struggling to get everything on their to-do list done each day. They feel like they’re drowning in tasks, many of which offer very little value to anyone. If you have ever felt this way check out my course Less to do Today. It will help you cut your workload in half so that you can focus on the things that really matter your goals!
Once You Achieve a Goal, Set Another One!
Achieving those goals that raise awareness of your value allows you to set more of your own goals within your role. Freedom to self-direct allows you to target those opportunities to stand out and take the next step in your career. It takes time and effort but the payoff is tremendous!