3 Things You Can Do For Your Career Right Now
Let’s get it out of the way—obviously, we believe YOU by Flerish is the ultimate in #careergoals. That said, there are some other things you can be doing to help your career right now (and reading this blog is right up there, ok, we’ve met our quota for self-referential promotion on this post). Being in the professional success business, we run into a lot of advice on how to improve, and we wanted to share three with you here.
#1. Find a Role Model (and Emulate Them)
It’s important to have people you look up to who embody characteristics you admire. If there’s someone who you consider a role model, dive deeper into what it is about them you like, and see if it’s possible to emulate them. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (and no, we’re not giving you carte blanche to copy Ryan from Accounting’s cool haircut, Chad.) While we always encourage you to be your own unique self, there’s no harm in adopting Ryan from Accounting’s ability to be punctual and prepared for meetings (ahem, Chad).
#2. Stop Making Excuses (No, Seriously, Stop)
Nobody wins 100% of the time – reframing what didn’t work into a strategy on how to achieve next time is a vital way to rewire your brain to not dwell on the negative, and take accountability for what comes next. Didn’t get the promotion? Ok, fine. Why do you think that was? What can you learn from this experience going forward? How are you going to improve? Don’t let the “should’ves” and ”could’ves” get between you and what you want. Every road has setbacks, how you deal with the detours is when the true learning and growth happens.
#3. Ask For Feedback
Getting feedback is scary, especially when it’s not 100% glowing. The best thing you can do for yourself right now is getting into a habit of asking for honest feedback. If there’s one thing we believe at Flerish is that no one gets to where they want to be in life, alone. Throughout your journey, there are innumerable amounts of people who help you along the way. Asking trusted people whom you look up to for constructive feedback on your actions and choices is invaluable, and where true growth happens. We know feedback is hard, but putting yourself out there, and getting advice from people whose counsel you trust will absolutely set you up on the path to success.
Obviously, there are more than three things you can be doing for your career, and if something you’ve done has worked out particularly well for you, we’d love to hear about it. Drop us a line and share your knowledge in the comments!