Sorry to say but you can’t create your professional freedom in one day. And believe me, no-one would be happier than me if you could 🙂 It might sound like a cliché, but we need to sleep on things once in a while. Sometimes the surrounding need time to adapt even though you know exactly where you’re heading. Making a change, like creating your ideal professional life, can’t be done in one day. But. You can do one thing every day. And it’s those things that will make all the difference.
If you want to make a change in your (professional) life you have to stop putting your experience first. If you base your next step on your previous experience chances are big you’ll end up doing the same thing over and over again. Instead – start thinking about what you want in the future and what expectations you’d like to create. Your experience gives your dream credibility.
I believe we tend to regret what we didn’t do more often than the things we gave a try and found out it didn’t work. That’s why my formula for no regrets is simple: Take the chance. Give your idea a try. Make the change you’d like to see. That’s the only way to find out whether it will work or not.
Guess we all have something we’ve been thinking about for quite a while, right? Something you want to do, a change you want to make, a person you’d like to meet… Why not let today be the day when you stop thinking and actually DO what you’ve been thinking about? I know you can.
This time of the year many of us spend some time reflecting about the year that passed; what we’ve done and if we’ve reached our goals. If you’re one of us that evaluate this year, I just want to give you a heads up:
Make sure you evaluate your accomplishments based on YOUR definition of success! You decide what success means to you and only you know where you’re heading on your adventure called professional life.
Skip those traditional definitions of success and what you ”should have” done. Instead focus on all the things you actually did that took you closer to the professional life you want. And – remember to celebrate!
Wish you all happy holidays! Relax, recharge and why not take a moment and reflect on where you’re going? Are you moving in the right direction or is it maybe time to correct the course for 2017? Create the professional life you want. Your professional freedom is waiting!
Read this quote the other day “The more you look at competition, the more you will look like competition”.
“The more you look at competition, the more you will look like competition”
Touché. Might be smarter to just focus on your unique talents and how you’d like to run your professional life. Because after all, you get hired because you are you. Not because you’re like competition…
It is so easy to be drawn into someone else’s definition of success. To evaluate your results based on a scale set by others. But the fact is only you know what success means to you. Make sure you play the game on your terms. Let your definition of success guide you on the adventure called professional life. It’s up to you to decide what’s important. Use that power.