Reasons to Take Charge of Your Career!

1. Research shows that successful people are ‘career resilient’; they take charge of their own learning and development and are ready to reinvent themselves to keep pace with change.

2. What used to work for you may work no longer. Assuming that if you keep on doing what you’ve always done will still be good enough is dangerous.

Doing what you’ve always done will produce the same results and now you want different results! So get ready to do something different.

3. Some managers are better than others at developing people. You cannot rely on getting a good one. Be your own manager and take responsibility for developing yourself!

4. You may have several different types of career/businesses in a lifetime- young professional to homemaker to part time, second income earner, to professional woman to international entrepreneur perhaps?

5. You are likely to be working for longer as demographics change, retirements ages alter, and attitudes towards being older improve.

6. There are still great jobs out there but you will need to find them (or invent them) for yourself.

Chose now to take control of your working life. Take control of your own career and don’t rely on anyone else to do it for you. No one cares about it as much as you do, however helpful they may be.

You spend hours upon hours of your life at work so make sure you are living those hours as you really want to live. Live and work consciously; don’t let  it just be something you do to fill the time from 9 to 5. This is YOUR life. Take control of it and fulfill your potential!

 

This is an extract from my book ‘When Work isn’t Working’ You can download it immediately by clicking the link or order a signed paperback copy here

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Posted on January 6th, 2010 by

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