Secrets to Career Success
A career is much more than a job. It is an environment where you have the opportunity for advancement and where you expect to be rewarded for your hard work. It offers a sense of prestige and the opportunity for expressing your inner talents and your natural skills.
This may all be true in definition. But is it true for you?
If you have already been in one or more careers, ask yourself this: did you feel that you were in an environment that supported your continued growth and advancement, or did you feel trapped in just another job? Answer honestly.
In some respects a career is like a job. It is a place where you have the opportunity to be your very best self. It is your opportunity to show up each day and be better than you were the day before. It is your opportunity to show the world just how amazing you are. Of course all of this is only possible if you begin to see your career as more than a means to a paycheck! And surprisingly (well not really!) as soon as you perceive it as more than a paycheck, you will begin to advance in every area. You will get paid more, you will be offered promotions quicker, and you will become a leader within your organization.
One key step in finding a career that you love, one that really makes you feel WOW I am so lucky is to begin taking responsibility for everything you say, everything you do, everything you feel, and everything you think.
Taking responsibility will help you in your search.
Think about it: if you were an employer, who would you rather hire - someone who complains about their hard luck, grumbles about the government, and moans about their past employers, or someone who talks about how much they have learned from their past experiences, and how their skills and attitudes have helped them create success for themselves and their previous employers? I know who I would hire!
Your workplace is a place where you get the opportunity to be the very best person you can be. It is your chance to show up each day better than you were the day before. It is your primary way to show the world just how amazing you are. Of course all of this is only possible if you begin to see your job as more than a means to a paycheck! And surprisingly (well not really!) as soon as you perceive your job as more than a paycheck, you will begin to advance in every area. You will get paid more, you will be offered promotions, and you will become a leader within your organization.
How do you begin to take more responsibility? Start by noticing when you are complaining, laying blame or justifying. When you complain, lay blame or justify any thought feeling or action you are not taking responsibility for the situation.
This sounds pretty heavy, but the idea is not to beat yourself up when you discover you are not taking responsibility. That is simply more of the same directed inward. By identifying the ways that you are not taking control of how you respond to any situation in your life, you will be better able to notice when it happens and switch to a better response.
Let me use a common example; complaining about the weather. I have never met anyone who can change the weather, but you can change how you respond to the weather. No matter where you li.ve you too have likely heard someone complain about the weather. It is too cold, too hot, too wet, too dry. Not you of course you don't complain about the weather do you? Simply by changing the words you use when describing the weather you will begin to notice a shift within you. You will begin taking responsibility for how you respond to the situation.
If you want to find your perfect career you need to start taking more responsibility for how you respond to events in your life. While it is possible to create change by yourself, it will happen one hundred times faster if you get help. Books, tapes, counselors, workshops, coaches, and mentors can all help you take more responsibility for how you respond to the events of your life.
"During a career change you will get lots of opportunity to notice how you respond to events. You will encounter people who reject you for no apparent reason. You will feel the desire to talk about those people with less that positive words." - said Mark Turner, CEO of http://resumediscover.com/federal-resume-writing/. But wait how you do anything is how you do everything so pay attention to what you say about everyone and everything at all times! So if you want an amazing career, start to focus on how it would feel to have it! This may sound like a lot hokey pokey but check it out and try it out in your own life and you will be amazed.