I’m always asked, “How can I take back control of my career destiny?”
My response is always the same, “You need to fully understand that no one else really cares about your career, until you do”.
Once you embrace this and take responsibility for your own personal development, others around you will notice and begin to support you.
For example, I started my own personal development journey 5 years ago. During my 2nd year at TalentHub, I went to my partners to explain that I wanted to go back to college to up skill in leadership coaching. Without question they offered to pay for this and gave me the space I needed to develop a passion of mine.
A year later when I said I wanted to offer coaching as a service to our clients, again they backed this with the investment that was required to launch TalentHub Coaching, a business that has now generated over €100,000 in revenue.
A quote from an accountability partner of mine (Aidan McCullen) always remains with me. When you point 1 finger at something you’re not happy with, remember there are always 3 fingers pointing back at you.
It all starts with a career vision. It helps if your vision of the future is exciting and you can understand why you want to achieve this. For example, my vision of the future is to build a business that helps people thrive.
WHY? because it brings me alive to help people. The added bonus is that it helps set a great example for my 3 kids and wife that their dad does something that makes a difference.
Next up is setting the right performance goals to help you get there over time. Some of my performance goals this year looks like this:
To achieve this, I know I need the right accountability partners around me. I recommend you first share your goals with them and ask them to hold you accountable to them and to support you.
The next layer of support is to ask them to audit your strengths and weaknesses so that you can compare them to what you think your strengths and weaknesses are. Then you can see what you need to work on to help you achieve these goals.
Now you are ready to design your career map towards your positive future.
If you are not sure of where to start, remember it really helps to start with a motivating vision and to think about setting:
Start with personal goals, like being a better partner and friend. Lay the foundations to help you achieve your personal goals.
Will you stray away from this personal development path? Absolutely, but this is where the support of my own leadership coaching really helped bring me back on the right path to focus and really embrace the learning journey ahead.
Because the flip side is to toss your career coin in the air and hope for the best. But do you really want to take this risk, or do you want to seek the rest of your career as the adventure that only you can make it become?
To find out more how TalentHub Coaching can help you achieve your career vision of the future please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally please remember I’ve shared what has really worked for me, what will work for you will be different, but I know for sure that this framework works!