Struggling with Your Careers?

Okay, so darlings, I am truly a student of knowledge; I’m constantly searching for ways to gain more knowledge in life! I believe reading and learning is so fundamental to being successful in life and especially necessary to acquire wealth!

Plus, I am addicted to WISDOM! What good is knowledge if you don’t have the wisdom to know what to do and how to use the knowledge you’ve gained?

Anyways,  I received an email this morning from Coaching Compass (under the Coaching Training Alliance) which prompted me to ponder about some of the choices that I’ve made (or attempting to make) in reaching my goals.  I am a big proponent for self-evaluation which I do daily before bed.  Therefore, I want to share with you five steps that the author Deborah Brown-Volkman lists that she believes can assist creating progression in your career.  Check out the five steps below!

Coaching A Winning Career

Walk your clients through these five simple steps:

1. Describe What You Want
You cannot get what you want until you can describe what it is. What do you see yourself doing if there were no perceived obstacles in your way? Give yourself the freedom to brainstorm and the answers you are seeking will come.

2. Explore Your Options
What did you learn from Step 1? Take your realizations and turn them into real career choices. Begin researching and using contacts you know today, or people you haven’t met yet, to help you.

3. Create Your Game Plan
Take what you gathered from the exploratory process and put these steps into your calendar.
a) What I want.
b) When I will get what I want.
c) The actions I will take to get there.

4. Implement Your Plan
Keep the momentum going. Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Persistence and forward movement is what will help you reach your goal.

5. Reach Your Goal
You made it! Applaud yourself for your hard work and effort. Congratulations on discovering you can handle anything that comes your way.

Deborah Brown-Volkman is is the creator of the Career Escape Program™ and author of The Sage and Scholar’s Guide to Coaching Career Transitions.

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