When asking yourself “what’s next” in your career, it can often bring confusion, stress and often frustration if you are not clear about your vision.
How do you get the courage to take your career to new heights and even perhaps monetise your expertise if that’s what lights you up?
It starts with you of course.
In the “entrepreneurship” age it is very easy to be called into starting a business, but the reality is, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Many of my clients aren’t excited about this prospect, but they do want to share their expertise more frequently and boldly and be able to communicate this powerfully because they know they are destined for bigger things.
You can be seen for your magic, share your unique ideas and wisdom and build your brand while simultaneously growing your career.
Here are my 3 keys to achieving all you want in your career and expressing your leadership to the world.
The more you believe in your work and in yourself, the more you can grow to love it. How I have reached to where I am is through learning to not take no for an answer. I’ve learned that until I believed in myself as a leader, others wouldn’t. I’ve learned that the worst day building the world that you believe in is better than the best day of living in others’ expectations.
It’s about momentum and mastery. The truth is, outsiders won’t care if we fail. So what’s there to lose? Without a playful attitude, it would be ludicrous to think that someone could build a world class brand. With this mindset, tasks like gathering feedback, trying new methods of work, and discovering new problems begin to take on a new meaning: from uncomfortable pieces of our jobs to essential elements of doing our best work.
The difference between good and great has a significant impact on people around us, and is critical at achieving your mission.
When we partner commitment with clarity, we create success as a natural outcome of work that we care about. When we commit and declare our life work is a non negotiable, we genuinely want to share it with the world and reach more people.
If you could wake up and cure cancer with a magic wand, would you talk about it at the dinner table? I would hope so. When you’re winding down to sleep, would you ruminate on the feeling of accomplishment? Probably.
It’s absolutely okay to be obsessed with your work. It shows you are passionate, a visionary. Each of us has something in our own personal resources, experiences, and relationships that when brought into our work, will enable us to do more than we ever thought we could.
It may be an insight from a friend who you chat with on the weekend, or something you read at night that shapes a new direction or idea for you. We each contribute beyond our job-specific skills with our whole selves.
I’m so excited when people build careers of impact and go all in with their belief that they can do it, and do it well. That is true leadership and taking a stand and owning what you have!
If you are ready to discover more fulfilment and are ready to tap into your wisdom for more impact, I invite you to reach out for a chat at the below link: