A Little Brian Power
On a regular basis (quarterly or annually) take the time to reflect on your career. Rate how you are doing based on your goals? Are you building a professional network? Are there associations that can help with education, new skills, or making connections? What are comparable salaries? To make smart career decisions, research, collect data and be aware.
Fear—Friend or Foe
Afraid or uncomfortable at work? Sometimes fear and discomfort can benefit us by refreshing our outlook, promoting growth, or encouraging change. If there have been a few years of career comfort, maybe it’s time to make some changes.
Success Starts Today
The right time to prepare for a promotion is now. Identify career goals, attend training and professional development courses. Search for opportunities to expand your current role and skills. Then when an opportunity arrives, you will be prepared.
Listen and Learn
Criticism or feedback can be tough to receive. However, it is usually an opportunity to improve what and how to contribute. Let go of the person or method of delivery and focus on the teachable nuggets to improve.
No one said work is easy. Make yourself proud by working hard, gaining respect, and improving.