You might be feeling a little blah today… Christmas holidays are almost about to end and as much as you’ve had fun last month you are wondering how the hell did 12-month pass so quickly, with the voice in your head saying, “I was just about to get my shit together in 2017!! That was going to be my time to shine and well it was a bit of a let down”…
* Has the high of finishing your studies worn off because you feel scared about your future?
* Are you feeling confused about how to find a job or your dream career?
* Do you feel overwhelmed and you feel like hiding under the duvet?
If you nodded YES to any of those
Now is a good time to kick-start your new goals or to revisit some old ones. A good way is to, make 1 simple goal …. Forget new resolutions as we all know they hardly ever work because we never fully buy in to them nor do we invest the time, effort or energy they need and when we fail to achieve them we beat ourselves up and start feeling crap about ourselves in the process.
Then we con ourselves by scrolling social media of people who “appear” to be doing much more better than us, this leaves whatever little self-esteem and confidence we had to disappear down the toilet!
So I want to introduce you to explore a different way to start 2018
That is by making 1 simple yet powerful goal and that is to FULLY commit to Yourself.
As tempting as it may be to spend this week curled up in bed and catching up to your never-ending Netflix series. You might consider slowing down on that, instead grab a pen & paper or your device and let’s get started
You ready, Great!, Let’s Go…..
Here are 3 simple steps to YOUR Career Greatness
1. Set Realistic Goals
In a romantic relationship when you decide this person is the one, you usually agree to a set of promises to this person, ie; Not to date anyone else.
Well, now I want YOU to commit to yourself by making some promises to yourself.
Write down the promise you will make to yourself in the following areas
- Your health
- Your mental wellness
- Your studies or career (Both if applicable)
- Your relationship’s
- Your soul – aka Your spirit, Qi, your inner identity. It’s what guides you towards growth.
If you have been following our newsletter, you will know how much I emphasis on setting realistic goals. However, if this is your first time, Welcome. Setting realistic goals are key to being successful.
Without taking some time out to think about what you Can do, Want to do & WHY you will be left feeling lost, confused and aimlessly living a life that does not give you contentment. Decide where you want to be in the next 1,2,3 years and WHY.
Figuring out the above is what’s required to help you make the relationship with yourself work.
Commit to Yourself first!
2. Keep track of your progress
Once you have established your commitment to yourself and established why these goals matter to you it is time to take a look at what you have accomplished to date.
And what better time to do it, then now.
You can start by planning for the future by taking a look at what you have accomplished thus far. Because sometimes, you can feel frustrated by feeling you are not making progress which can turn in to demotivation feeling as if you haven’t accomplished much. For some of you, this will be a difficult task as that self-critic inside your head will find a reason to belittle all past glories.
Whether it’s a big achievement or small one, achievements are achievements regardless of the size. Make a list outlining everything you have made progress with or completed last year. It might be completing your studies, passing an exam, getting your driving license, getting an internship or job, closing a sales deal, new relationships, and any other achievements worth mentioning.
Look at it and celebrate your achievements!
3. Take Up a New Skill
The start of a new year is a great time to focus on improving yourself. No matter what your study or career plans are, it’s always a good idea to continually build your skills. Just because your formal education might be over doesn’t mean you should stop learning.
Besides checking for online courses offered, you also can check your local area to see what types of courses, workshops are offered that can benefit you. This new skill can be anything which you have an interest or passion in. From learning coding, new language, cooking, let your imagination run wild.
This new skill can be an added value to your resume, and it can make you more valuable to an employer and also help you secure a promotion if you are climbing the career ladder.
Are you ready to take it to the next level?
Are you ready to move forward by taking control of your future but you need a little help and guidance?
Did you say YES!
Let me & my team guide you and be part of your support network to help you create your personalised action plan – the must-have tool for career & study success.
As a Career Lifestyle Specialist, I am here to help you with your success and I have just the thing for you!
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