#002: 3 Steps to Having the Career You Want; Part 2

Jul 22, 2021

Do you know what the career you want looks like? I’m going to help you define your success in detail.

You know what they say.  If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. 

It’s common not to have clarity on what you want in your career, or even “what would make you happy” (p.s. Jobs don’t make you happy).

There are just so many choices out there, it’s hard for a lot of people to land on the ‘right one for them’. And even if they do know the right one for them, they’re not sure what they need to do to get there.

Step 2 in my three step process is all about defining success. Most people don’t define it well enough to give them a clear path to follow.

In this step, you’ll start understanding what success looks like for you by creating a clear picture of the version of you that has already achieved your goal. And I’m not talking about a vision board.  I’m talking about an in-depth understanding of the things you do, the thoughts you think and how you feel about everything you do in that future version of your life.

The value of doing this exercise is it provides a filter with which you can make better decisions about the kinds of training you want, task forces or special projects you want to volunteer for, growth opportunities you want to practice, opportunities you want to pursue… etc.  

It also helps you define the boundaries around the things you won’t offer to do, or pick up or waste your time on.

One of my clients used the analogy of a golf swing.  He said I always shoot better when I pick my spots to aim for vs. just getting up to the tee and taking a random shot. 

I’m not an avid golfer, but I love metaphor.  And I would add that it’s absolutely about the aim AND ALSO defining your ideal stance, grip, swing, follow through, etiquette, post game ritual… and of course – the outfit!

It’s about creating that fantasy of how you see your ideal self in your chosen goal.

Any goal.

It could be a macro goal like a job title or promotion.  Or it could be a micro goal like how you want to show up in that meeting tomorrow.

And then it’s about making that fantasy a reality…. but that’s step three….

Whatever you want to achieve, I’m going to share my process for helping you show up the way you want for all of it.  

Ready to get the support you need to create the career you want? CLICK HERE to book your FREE 45 consult so you can assess whether coaching is the tool you need to accelerate your success.  We’ll talk about where you are now, where you want to be and what you’ve tried so far.  And then I’ll give you my perspective on what’s getting your way, and how to get the traction you need to get the success you deserve. 

THEN you can decide if coaching is right for you.  The next small step towards your goal is CLICKING RIGHT HERE and booking your FREE consult now.

In this episode, we cover…

  • Why I left my corporate job and why I would do it differently now
  • The Career Happiness Triad revisited
  • The elements of defining success for two big goals; a future promotion, and loving the job you already have
  • Plus some advice on how not to think if you have a boss that doesn’t like you.

 

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