GUYS. WE MADE IT.
Hopefully you've enjoyed this journey. It's been fun sharing it with you, helping you jumpstart your career in 2018.
Too often we don't pay attention to our careers and how it's affecting our lives until we can't get ourselves out of bed in the AM. Y'all, that is TOO late. But I get it - I've been there. It's absolutely debilitating. I know what it feels like when you will do anything to not go back to the same job that literally makes you feel like your soul is crushing.
So I'm so glad you've made steps by being a part of this challenge. Isn't it empowering?
Maybe you've realized throughout this process that you need to take action. That if you're super serious about this "thriving in your career" thing, you need to make some changes. It's time to put your money where your mouth is.
That could mean seriously contemplating if another degree would help you achieve your goals
That could mean having a hard conversation with your boss about your career progression
That could mean actually sitting down and rewriting your resume
That could mean hopping on LinkedIn and finally completing your profile
That could mean getting some continued education to prep for a career pivot
That could mean getting the courage to invest in yourself and hire someone to help you
Here's the deal:
The majority of people live their lives in inaction. Fear overwhelms them. They get stuck. They procrastinate and nothing happens.
Honestly, that sounds like a terrible way to live.
Your career should be a continuous momentous path. If you aren't moving, if you aren't evolving, if you aren't challenging yourself - You. Will. Get. Left. Behind.
I've worked with close to 1,000 clients who felt stuck, lost hope and were so frustrated by all the information noise out there. Through working with me and their own hard work, these people have regained their confidence, got clarity on their career goals and finally had a strategic plan to get them the job. It's not a bunch of woo-woo. It's strategic, methodical and if done correctly will create life-changing results. Just look at some of the people I've helped.
It's totally your call. Remain stuck in 2018 or feel empowered in your goals and work your tail off to achieve them.
So, is 2018 going to be the year you leveled-up in your career - or is it going to be like every other year?
Are you going to end 2018 in the same, frustrating dead-end job? Or are you going to actually make some moves and find fulfillment in your career? Are you determined enough to find a job that's going to pay you what you're worth, provides room to grow and leaves you wanting to come back the next day?
It's not a pipe dream. My clients have shown that it's possible.
So, it's completely up to you. You have the power to make that decision. Dead-end job or thriving career?
You have the power to make 2018 a good one, friend.