Need a Career Plan?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a career plan to follow? Have you ever wondered how to start being the leader you want to be? Creative tension, as established last post, is what drives personal growth. Use the resulting discomfort as the impetus to move your career and your personal growth forward.
 
Where do you start? You start by finding your passion. There is an excellent tool that I recently tried online, its free, and it will help you to “Begin with the end in mind” as Stephen R. Covey suggests in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This tool is called life-plan (go to the bottom of her page), and is a series of questions for you to ask yourself. The point is to be open and honest with yourself about what it is you envision for your future – your ideal future.
 
Sometimes the first step is the hardest, but it will set the tone for the rest of your life – its worth the effort and the often awkward self examination that is required. Once you have completed the excercise, your mind should be spinning about what you are most passionate about.
 
Go online and find groups or communities on Linkedin, Facebook, etc, that are also interested in the same things you are passionate about. Read blogs about your passion, this should be fun, since you are excited and passionate about this topic – write yourself notes about what you like and dislike while you are reading. Immerse yourself, as often as possible, in the topic you feel most passionate about – give yourself permission to enjoy this – and it will become a larger part of your current life.
 
Make the first step in your journey one in the right direction.
 
A leaders learning never ends.
 
 
 

 

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~ by nicolelynnott on July 31, 2010.

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