How Is Your Network?

There are all kinds of people networks in the world of work – within your organization, clients, customers, associates, professionals and allies. It is your choice to develop the kind of network that works for you.

How is your network these days? Do you cultivate it? Does it serve your needs? A robust network can propel your success and performance, when you use it well.

 

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First

You are unique with a combination of gifts and talents that no one else has. Is there anything you can do in your career that would be a “first”? No one else comes from a place exactly like yours, so it stands to reason there is a “first” within you.

Pondering this, lets you acknowledge your uniqueness, spark your creativity and make a difference in the world. Go ahead be first in something!

 

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What’s Ready To Go?

Is everything going great in your everyday work life? Can you identify anything that has run its course? Sometimes, habits, situations or circumstances hang around long after their usefulness is gone. Examples can be: allowing stress to run your life, consistently being late for meetings, a pattern of activity you have or an energy drain that you are better off without.

Releasing something is not always easy. However, letting something go that is doing you no good frees you and you end up feeling great. You also make room for something new to take its place. Go ahead, let it go!

 

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What’s New?

Is there anything new in your life this year? If not, find something. “New” creates momentum, challenge, growth and discovery.

Your life and work can get stale, negatively affecting your morale, outlook and mood. Stay leading edge. Practice continuous improvement. “New” keeps you vital and alive.

 

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It’s Spring!

Spring is a time of planting seeds that will bloom in summer. As far as your career, what do you want to create? Start planting seeds now.

Your seeds can be inquiries, actions, research, developing skills, making necessary changes. Start now – create the flowers that you want to bloom for you this summer.

For those of you in the southern hemisphere, what flowers bloomed for you in summer?

 

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Mastery

Do you pursue mastery in any part of your career? Mastery creates focus and alignment. It involves fulfilling your potential and becoming all you can be. You and everyone else are capable of mastery. You just have to set out to pursue it.

How can you start? Pick an area where you want to achieve mastery. Look around and find someone who has or is achieving mastery and study what they have done. Identify steps you can take this year towards mastery in your area and get started. Mentors can help you to achieve mastery. Mentors come in the form of a book, media, a person. Set your intention to persist and have courage and one day, mastery will be yours.

 

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Brave

Do you consider yourself brave? It is not an easy quality to maintain. Bravery asks a lot – going into new and unknown situations, stepping out of your comfort zone, daring to fail, stretching yourself. As hard as it may be, bravery has bountiful rewards – adventure, growth, finding new frontiers, confidence.

Be brave. The world is a better place when you are.

 

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What’s The Use?

You can get to a place in your career where you are asking yourself, “What’s the use?” Many things can get you to this question: an inability to affect what happens in your workplace, failure, frustration or obstacles you are not able to overcome. When this occurs – beware. At the point of feeling powerless, you are obviously not at your best.

If you find yourself asking, “What’s the use?” take some time to assess what has gotten you there. Remember that you are CEO of your career. You have some control over what happens. If something isn’t working for you, you know how to move on and make it better.

 

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How’s Your Energy Level?

How are you doing this week? Are you feeling energized, tired, full of vitality or drained? Your energy level requires attention and maintenance on your part. So much can lower your energy level – stress, overwhelm, too much to do, worries, negativity in your relationships. It is up to you to identify things that “fuel” you and make sure they are consistently in your life.

What fuels you and is it in your life?

 

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