After years of achieving solid results in your ideal career, you’re now motivated and ready to go to your next level. The problem is that you honestly don’t know what you need to do in order to make that happen. After spinning in circles, you’ve quickly discovered that the career strategies that have helped you succeed in the past are not working now.
Instead of constantly feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, it’s time for you to stop comparing yourself to others, and to get serious about refocusing your time, energy and resources on learning and implementing effective career growth strategies that will help you demonstrate your true leadership abilities and achieve your next level of success.
Here are three strategies that will help you.
- Set clear goals. Identify the career growth goals that you will focus on to grow in your industry and ideal career, so that you can dramatically increase your income doing the meaningful work that you truly love. In addition to writing your goals down, write down the results that you want to see in order for you to feel like you are making significant progress towards your goal. It’s easy to lose focus and get distracted being busy working in your career versus working on growing your career. By setting and writing down clear goals, you’ll be more effective in taking ownership of your career’s growth and success.
- Increase your visibility. You’ll have a harder time achieving your career growth goals if you’re constantly hiding behind your computer and desk, with your head to the grindstone. A larger audience needs to see you and your strengths in action and your unique approach to achieving high-level results. Don’t be the best-kept secret. By increasing your visibility in your own authentic way, you’ll attract larger scale and higher-level projects to you more quickly.
- Fall in love with networking, again. Without a strong professional network of people who can give you the insight, wisdom, strategies, encouragement, feedback, connections and advice you need to achieve your career growth goals, you’ll stay stuck, feeling isolated, overwhelmed and alone in your career. And you’ll work harder and more haphazardly than you need to in order to achieve the success that you want.