If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know that I’m a huge proponent of using vision boards to help attract the things that you want in your life. I go all around the country leading lessons on the power of vision boards and conducting vision board classes and workshops, but you don’t have to wait for me to visit your city to get your board off the ground.
People leave jobs for many reasons sometimes willfully and other times due to business decisions made by the job (layoffs, acquisitions and restructuring), but after a decade of career coaching and development the one thing that I can say with certainty is that most people do not quit soon enough.
Whether it’s loyalty to the company, fear of the unknown or uncertainty of options beyond their current job, more often than not, my clients find me after years of ignoring the signs. Hanging on when they should be running for the hills. Begging for a seat at the table when they should be creating an exit strategy.
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Your network is equal to your net worth. Birds of a feather flock together. These phrases remind us of how much your network influences your career success. Now everyone in LinkedIn Land is telling us that the magic starts at 500+ LinkedIn contacts. So we go about connecting, calling, reaching out and networking with people to build our network, but are you using any strategy? The highly effective network must be diverse and should have five types of people.
As you know I’ve been working on reorganizing my office. In my last blog I issued a challenge to myself. I said that I would have a beautifully organized workspace in the next ten days. Well that time has come and gone and I’m not quite finished with my office, but it’s come a LONG way. Partially because of some really great advice that I received from a professional organizer.