Posts Tagged ‘career transformation’

What Transformations Will You Make in the Second Quarter?

This is the last month of March and the first quarter of the year; wow, how time does fly. So, what transformations will you make in these next quarter of the year? April is right around the corner so this is timely. Getting a head start, if you haven’t yet, will get your feet on the ground – you’ll be in mode to take some massive action, not wondering – as most will – what should you be doing each day.

I’ve pulled out my past planning to share some tips with you to help you get started; whether you are in your own business or an employee, setting good goals and having plans to reach them will set you in a great position for fantastic results:

  • Review old goals you’ve been working on – how close are you to reaching them? Which, if any, did you accomplish? What did you do to reach them? What are your new goal(s) you’d like to reach by June 30?
  • Write new goals – visualize as you write new goals, seeing each and every detail so your brain will be more motivated and do the work needed. Either write SMART ones or, start at the end using Everest goals. Be sure they are as specific as possible
  • What specific steps are needed? – take each goal and break it down into very specific, actionable steps for what you will do each day you work. Look at money or resources needed in the process, as well as time it will take for each task. Put these in your calendar or white board so there will be no confusion on how to proceed
  • Have metrics and rewards – have ways to track your progress, daily, weekly, and monthly; you want to ensure that the work you are doing is getting you desired results. Be sure to add a reward of some type, which makes the work more compelling to do

That’s the system I’m using; you don’t have to follow it exactly and can make it your own. Just take some time this week to use them and get started to transform your career (and life) to get higher results and play a bigger game.

If you’re ready to play a bigger game and transform your career, let’s talk! Contact us at today.

Thinking Like Your Boss (to get more done and get noticed)

Going to work every day, and showing up for work, are two very different concepts.  Workers go to work – they perform their job to the basic level; they may not like their work, their organization, or life in general but these workers feel they need the money or benefits, which chains them to that life.  Meanwhile, workers that show up are ones that like their job – or find things to like about it; they feel engaged and take pride in their work and doing the best they can.  Usually, these workers think like their boss in the respect that they understand and are committed to the goals of their department and the organization and fully do work that ensures these goals are achieved.

Thinking like your boss doesn’t mean that you lose your individuality or that you become a ‘brown-noser’ who will do anything to stay in the good graces of their leader.  Thinking like your boss means that you are willing and able to look at what his role consists of and what he is charged to do; you get the ‘big picture’ and understand that when you help him you are helping yourself.  You will be learning new skills and gaining experience while being a part of making the organization successful; in the long-run, this can help you get noticed with more opportunities for more projects and challenging work and advancement.  When you think like the boss, your confidence and attitude will increase and you will find more satisfaction in your work.  If you are unhappy in your present position, why not observe those high-performers to see how they think and act and then model after them; after all, your happiness with your work is your responsibility. If just going to work, while hoping things will change Ii.e. gets better) is serving you, then be prepared for a lifetime of unhappiness and unfulfillment. But if you want to feel job satisfaction, it is up to you to make the decision and to take action to get there.  Thinking like your boss can help to begin this transformation and shake things up in your career.

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