So you’ve decided to “elevate your career”.
Maybe that means you’re going to push for a promotion. Maybe it’s time to get back into the workforce after taking time off to focus on your family. Or maybe you’ve finished up your education and are ready to start paying back those student loans.
Regardless of what “elevating” means to you, one of the most important things you can do right now is to tell a friend. (Or lots of friends. Or friends and colleagues. Or everyone you know.)
Depending on your personal situation, you may not be able to broadcast your intentions to the world. If you’re at a job and want out of it, it’s probably best not to let your current employer know that until you’ve got a solid plan in place for what’s next in your life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t tell a close friend or family member—and you should!
Think about who you want to tell. You want to tell someone who will:
- Encourage you. Tell someone who believes in you and will be there for you.
- Hold you accountable. Choose a friend who will follow up with you and keep you on track.
Making big changes in your career can be both exciting and scary. Having a friend to share in the excitement and to hold your hand when it gets tough is crucial.
If you’ve comfortable telling the world, leave a comment below and tell me about your big dreams. Share what you’re planning to do at this point in your career journey, and what the motivation is behind that action. I want to know!
If you need to keep your “elevating” plans under wraps for now, I invite you to send me an e-mail in total confidentiality so I can celebrate with you and encourage you.