How to SLAY Your Career Goals
The term SLAY has been reintroduced to pop culture’s vocab in the last two years thanks to music royalty, Beyoncé. Being a huge Beyoncé fan myself I’ve purchased quite a few journals, folders, and notebooks referencing the term. The other day I was looking at one of my notebooks and imagined what it means to slay your career goals. So I put together this fun little acronym to keep you motivated along your career journey.
For today’s career tip I give you the four things you MUST do to SLAY your career goals:
S: See it…Having a vision for your goals is vital. It is extremely difficult to accomplish something without having an idea of what it looks like. One of the reason role models are an important part of your professional network is that they allow you a goal to shoot for. When you see the moves that your role model has made it provides a blueprint for you to follow. Vision boards are also a useful career development tool. My vision board sits right across from my desk. I look at it every day. It is a visual reminder of what career and life satisfaction looks like for me and is a reminder to not stop.
L: List it…Do you journal? There has been a lot published about the positive effects of journaling. Since I was a little girl I’ve always kept a diary. Now I write brief thoughts, ideas and questions in my journal. Check out this Huffington Post article, 10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal, to learn even more about why you should list out your thoughts daily.
A: Apply Action…Once you have set goals you have to put action to them. I encourage my clients to do one thing each day that will get you closer to your goal. As simple as it sounds, completing productive action items every day requires some thought. So at the beginning of the week, try creating a list of things that you’d like to accomplish. Every day check your list and see what you can check off. It works!
Y: You Betta Work! That’s right…slaying your career goals requires work. If you’re comfortable you’re probably not stretching yourself enough. I am a huge proponent of doing what you love, but sometimes in order to grow you have to do some things that aren’t comfortable. To encourage me to complete the work that I don’t love, I work with an Accountability Partner. We meet once per week and set goals and hold each other accountable for the execution of those goals. Have you ever worked with an Accountability Partner?
Are you doing what’s necessary to SLAY your career goals? Need a partner? I can help. I partner with professionals to help them make strategic career moves. Call me. Let’s discuss your SLAY strategy.