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Want a Better Career? 10 Tips to Help You Succeed In 2023

December 29, 2022

The world of work has changed over the past few years. The internet has made it easier for people to find jobs anywhere in the world, and technology is revolutionizing careers every day. If you’re looking for a new job or career, these 10 tips can help you succeed in 2023.

  1. Track Your Successes

The first and most important step in the process of building a successful career is to track your successes. This will help you stay focused on whats important, even when it seems like everything is going wrong, and give you something concrete to look back on when things get tough.

The best way to do this? Keep a journal! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy a simple spiral notebook will do just fine but do make sure its something that makes writing easy; if you don’t enjoy writing, consider electronic journals or audio notes for recording your victories.

  1. Take & Give Credit

When you do something great, don’t be afraid to take credit for it. Likewise, when someone else does something great, don’t be afraid to give them credit.

It’s important to understand that giving and receiving credit are not mutually exclusive actions; they can happen simultaneously.

  1. Identify Your Strengths & Weaknesses

Identifying and capitalizing on your strengths is crucial to career success. If you do something well, use it! This will give you an edge over other candidates who don’t have your skill set or experience.

The same is true for weaknesses. If you’re not great at something, don’t be afraid to admit it and learn how to improve. It doesn’t matter what your weakness is we all have them until we decide to gain the experience or knowledge to turn it into a strength.

  1. Create a Network That Supports You

You are not alone in the journey of your career. Surround yourself with people who support you and build a network that makes sure you succeed.

Isolation can lead to low self-esteem and low self-efficacy. Many people experience this through the social distancing of the covid pandemic.

In today’s world, we are all competing for opportunities to grow our careers and make a difference in our organizations’ success. As hard as we may try to stand out from the crowd, though, we can’t do it alone and neither can you!

  1. Love the work that you do

Love the work that you do so you can give your best to your company, family, and community.

When you don’t love the work you do, thats hint #1 its time for you to transition to a role you do love. Life’s too short to spend over 40 hours a week doing work you hate and that doesn’t lead to fulfillment.

  1. Take a deeper look at your purpose

Knowing your purpose can help you make better career and life decisions.

Knowing your purpose can help you achieve your goals.

Knowing your purpose can help you be more productive, and therefore happier and more successful in the long run.

And yes, you can have more than one purpose.

  1. Manage your self-care like its a precious jewel

Managing Self-care is one of the most important activities we can do for ourselves, yet too often it is treated as an afterthought. You can think of self-care like a precious jewel – something valuable that requires time and effort to maintain but yields tremendous rewards. It’s worth investing in yourself, because taking good care of your physical and mental health will pay off in the long run.

Just like you would with a diamond or other valuable gemstone, you should take steps to safeguard your own well-being by nurturing your body and mind on a daily basis. This means setting aside some time each day to eat nutritious foods, get plenty of restful sleep, exercise regularly, meditate or practice yoga if that appeals to you – whatever helps reduce stress and keeps you feeling balanced.

  1. Challenge yourself to be better than you were yesterday

When you do, you avoid comparing yourself to others. Comparison is such a dream killer.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when comparing yourself to others. It’s essential to challenge yourself if you want to achieve success and happiness.

By taking on these challenges, you’ll become more confident in your abilities and less stressed about failure. You’ll also learn valuable lessons from every setback, which will help you move forward quickly towards achieving your ambitions.

  1. Spend More Time Outside of Your Comfort Zone

To get the most out of life, you need to aim higher than what you did yesterday. Set yourself goals (or intentions) that will push you beyond your comfort zone, even if they seem impossible at first. The learning zone lies beyond your comfort zone. Success awaits you there as well.

  1. Become Friends with rejection and failure

You must become friends with rejection and failure. As you go through the process of trying to achieve your goals, you will inevitably face times where things don’t go as planned. In fact, it’s vital that you do because it shows that you are taking risks and trying new things. Failure is not only a natural part of the growth process but also an important one as that how we learn what doesn’t work so we can make adjustments accordingly.

Think about it:

There would be no penicillin without failure.

There would be no Velcro without rejection (the fashion world rejected Velcro as ugly and cheap looking).

You may even find that failing at something is actually a blessing in disguise because it helps us discover who we really are and what our strengths really look like. Sometimes being able to take something from our failures can help us succeed even more than if everything had worked out perfectly from the beginning!

Focusing on the tips above can help you manage your career more effectively.

Focusing on the tips above can help you manage your career more effectively. Remember to:

  • Understand what success means to you, and make sure that you’re achieving it for the right reasons.
  • Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when necessary.
  • Seek out mentors, role models, or career coaches who have already achieved what you want to achieve in life or business. Asking questions is a great way of learning from others’ experiences and it also shows them that their advice is valuable!
  • Don’t give up if things don’t go according to plan; look at defeats as opportunities for improvement rather than personal failure.

It takes is a little bit of diligence and some careful planning to get started on the path towards success.

Have a safe and Happy New Year.

Dr. Twanna

Career Coach

Professional Certified Coach

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Want a Better Career? 10 Tips to Help You Succeed In 2023

December 29, 2022

Career Tips

The world of work has changed over the past few years. The internet has made it easier for people to find jobs anywhere in the world, and technology is revolutionizing careers every day. If you’re looking for a new job or career, these 10 tips can help you succeed in 2023.

  1. Track Your Successes

The first and most important step in the process of building a successful career is to track your successes. This will help you stay focused on whats important, even when it seems like everything is going wrong, and give you something concrete to look back on when things get tough.

The best way to do this? Keep a journal! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy a simple spiral notebook will do just fine but do make sure its something that makes writing easy; if you don’t enjoy writing, consider electronic journals or audio notes for recording your victories.

  1. Take & Give Credit

When you do something great, don’t be afraid to take credit for it. Likewise, when someone else does something great, don’t be afraid to give them credit.

It’s important to understand that giving and receiving credit are not mutually exclusive actions; they can happen simultaneously.

  1. Identify Your Strengths & Weaknesses

Identifying and capitalizing on your strengths is crucial to career success. If you do something well, use it! This will give you an edge over other candidates who don’t have your skill set or experience.

The same is true for weaknesses. If you’re not great at something, don’t be afraid to admit it and learn how to improve. It doesn’t matter what your weakness is we all have them until we decide to gain the experience or knowledge to turn it into a strength.

  1. Create a Network That Supports You

You are not alone in the journey of your career. Surround yourself with people who support you and build a network that makes sure you succeed.

Isolation can lead to low self-esteem and low self-efficacy. Many people experience this through the social distancing of the covid pandemic.

In today’s world, we are all competing for opportunities to grow our careers and make a difference in our organizations’ success. As hard as we may try to stand out from the crowd, though, we can’t do it alone and neither can you!

  1. Love the work that you do

Love the work that you do so you can give your best to your company, family, and community.

When you don’t love the work you do, thats hint #1 its time for you to transition to a role you do love. Life’s too short to spend over 40 hours a week doing work you hate and that doesn’t lead to fulfillment.

  1. Take a deeper look at your purpose

Knowing your purpose can help you make better career and life decisions.

Knowing your purpose can help you achieve your goals.

Knowing your purpose can help you be more productive, and therefore happier and more successful in the long run.

And yes, you can have more than one purpose.

  1. Manage your self-care like its a precious jewel

Managing Self-care is one of the most important activities we can do for ourselves, yet too often it is treated as an afterthought. You can think of self-care like a precious jewel – something valuable that requires time and effort to maintain but yields tremendous rewards. It’s worth investing in yourself, because taking good care of your physical and mental health will pay off in the long run.

Just like you would with a diamond or other valuable gemstone, you should take steps to safeguard your own well-being by nurturing your body and mind on a daily basis. This means setting aside some time each day to eat nutritious foods, get plenty of restful sleep, exercise regularly, meditate or practice yoga if that appeals to you – whatever helps reduce stress and keeps you feeling balanced.

  1. Challenge yourself to be better than you were yesterday

When you do, you avoid comparing yourself to others. Comparison is such a dream killer.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when comparing yourself to others. It’s essential to challenge yourself if you want to achieve success and happiness.

By taking on these challenges, you’ll become more confident in your abilities and less stressed about failure. You’ll also learn valuable lessons from every setback, which will help you move forward quickly towards achieving your ambitions.

  1. Spend More Time Outside of Your Comfort Zone

To get the most out of life, you need to aim higher than what you did yesterday. Set yourself goals (or intentions) that will push you beyond your comfort zone, even if they seem impossible at first. The learning zone lies beyond your comfort zone. Success awaits you there as well.

  1. Become Friends with rejection and failure

You must become friends with rejection and failure. As you go through the process of trying to achieve your goals, you will inevitably face times where things don’t go as planned. In fact, it’s vital that you do because it shows that you are taking risks and trying new things. Failure is not only a natural part of the growth process but also an important one as that how we learn what doesn’t work so we can make adjustments accordingly.

Think about it:

There would be no penicillin without failure.

There would be no Velcro without rejection (the fashion world rejected Velcro as ugly and cheap looking).

You may even find that failing at something is actually a blessing in disguise because it helps us discover who we really are and what our strengths really look like. Sometimes being able to take something from our failures can help us succeed even more than if everything had worked out perfectly from the beginning!

Focusing on the tips above can help you manage your career more effectively.

Focusing on the tips above can help you manage your career more effectively. Remember to:

  • Understand what success means to you, and make sure that you’re achieving it for the right reasons.
  • Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when necessary.
  • Seek out mentors, role models, or career coaches who have already achieved what you want to achieve in life or business. Asking questions is a great way of learning from others’ experiences and it also shows them that their advice is valuable!
  • Don’t give up if things don’t go according to plan; look at defeats as opportunities for improvement rather than personal failure.

It takes is a little bit of diligence and some careful planning to get started on the path towards success.

Have a safe and Happy New Year.

Dr. Twanna

Career Coach

Professional Certified Coach

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