We cannot start any journey in life – especially a career and professional journey – without a sound framework of reference (GPS) containing principles, directives and a future map.
This allows for an appropriate frame of mind, because watch your …thoughts, they become words; …words, they become actions; …actions, they become habits; …habits, they become character; …character, it becomes your destiny.
We don’t study to become a doctor… we ARE a doctor… who studies to become a great doctor.
Take ACTion to initiate change for growth. Do nothing… and others or circumstances will determine your growth.
Construct a Time Line
Create, establish and maintain a time line highlighting at least the following milestones…
Manage learning, education & training priorities and opportunities.
Prospect & mine professional networking options.
Compile and launch a job search strategy & campaign.
When achieving objectives, the growth process (i.e. decide, prepare & excel) gets repeated on a higher level of the self-actualization spiral.
The Skills Pyramid
The modern workplace is characterized by constant and rapid change as a result of exponential technological developments, which give rise to a preparation strategy for doing jobs that we cannot currently predict – nor even know that it will exits – making use of competencies (skill & abilities) for solving problems that we presently have no idea about.
Place personal dreams, expectations & ambition in the mix and…
Without self-determination… the future is doomed to a Wild Horse career path and an Oryx career path remains a frustrating illusion and mere wishful thinking, which one day might be a possibility with retirement.
With self-determination… an individualized and personalizedvision, mission, value and legacy statements becomes a reality to serve as a reliable launching platform to conduct professional networking, establish a professional reputation and build professional trust.
The result…earning power is no longer determined by a per hour rate (i.e. a market related salary), but determined by the contribution that you can bring to that hour. Thus, getting paid what you are worth.