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In this episode I am reflecting on the Queen and the impact she has made and the legacy she has left behind.
I think this is very relevant in terms of our individual journeys - there's so many lessons that we can learn from her life and how she proactively worked to leave an incredible legacy.
What are you committed to? The Queen was committed to her role and duties for 70 years. She was ill but up until 2 days before she passed, she was still committed to her duties.
It made me ask the question: what I am committed to? I'm going ask you the same: What are you committed to when it comes to your career?
Through the work that I do with women from around the world, in different industries, and from the feedback I get from Podcast listeners, I see these women wanting to get somewhere or wanting to make some kind of move, but they are not necessarily taking action. And the reasons are " I don't have enough time", "I don't know what I want to do" or " I don't know how to position myself".
My question is: is that the real reason?
Because often there's a surface reason but when you pull back the layers, there's another reason that's ultimately holding you back.
People often say, "I don't have time to dedicate to my career development", or "I don't have time to figure out what is it I want to do next". But then they spend lots of time on social media. When we consider the average person spends 90, 000 hours at work in their lifetime, I think figuring out what you should be doing and where you should be and how you can be best doing the role should be a priority.
If time is an issue, my question is: can you do an audit on your time to really see where you are spending your time and are you spending your time in the right way?
Let's make sure the time we have is time well spent. Fast forward and say, "when I'm in my old age what do I want to be able to look back and say what I have achieved". It can help to focus on what you should be doing NOW so that you build a career that you can look back and be proud of.
What you will learn:
- How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals
- How to be proactive in working towards your career goals
- How to gather data to help support your decision making and gain awareness of where you need to be investing your time.
How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals - learn to prioritising your time now will make it easier to achieve your goals in the future. The days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months and the months turns into years.
How to be proactive - Start creating opportunities for the roles or careers you want. Liaise with people who already have the experience which you might lack. Be strategic by surrounding yourself with people who could help you get to where you want to be.
Gathering data - Doing an audit based on where you are and where you want to be is a great way to gather data that can really benefit you by creating awareness on what is is you should be focusing on and where you should be investing your time and efforts.
Other episodes you may enjoy:
185 - Growing Into Your New Role After A Career Change
117- Stop Over Looking Experience And Missing Out On Opportunities
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