If somebody asked you what you’d like to be doing in 5 years, what would you say? Many of us have career aspirations, but we never quite manage to turn ambitions into achievements. There are many reasons why we don’t always hit targets, and often, we come across hurdles or experience life events that get in the way. Sometimes, obstacles are inevitable, but you should never let your own lack of confidence hold you back. If you have goals in mind, and you’re desperate to succeed, you’ve come to the right place.
Often, in life, we don’t always start our careers doing a job we love. It’s very rare to accomplish everything in your first position and to reach the dizzy heights during the first few years of working. If you’re not doing what you want to be doing, or your desires or interests have changed over the course of time, there’s no harm in thinking about changing career. This is a bold move, especially if you’re worried about your income, but you don’t have to hand in your notice straight away. It’s hugely beneficial to explore your options while you’ve still got a job, and to do some research to find out more about what you want to do, and how you can pursue that avenue. It may be as simple as applying for some positions that appeal to you, or you may need to undertake further study or gain certain qualifications. Once you know what you want, you can start planning a route and taking steps towards that new career.
Setting up on your own
Have you ever thought about setting up your own business? Being your own boss can be an incredibly appealing option, but it might also be a daunting prospect. If you’re ambitious, hardworking, driven, and you want to take charge of your schedule, your income, and the way you spend your working hours, you’ll probably find that the hard work is worth it. If you do plan to launch a new business, conduct extensive research to find out more about the marketplace and your target buyer, and think about how you’re going to get your new venture up and running. If you want to launch a youth development business check out my Called to Cultivate Youth Development Program Masterclass.
Online businesses are increasingly popular, but getting involved isn’t quite as simple as designing a website and creating a Facebook page. If you plan to sell online, you may be aware that you need to design and manage an online store, but which ecommerce platform is best? Read up on different options, get some advice from sellers who have been there and got the t-shirt, and make sure you bear your target market in mind at every stage of design and development. If you’re opening a physical store, rather than an online business, focus on location, create a window display that will turn heads, and organize a launch event to get people interested. Check out my YouTube video on Securing The Space as apart of my 21 Days of Power Programming.
Climbing the career ladder
If you have a job that you enjoy, and you’re currently working in the industry in which you want to advance, you may be wondering how you can take that next step and further your career. If you’re looking for a promotion at your current firm, for example, talk to your boss, show how passionate and determined you are, and be prepared to put in the hours. If you’re not getting the opportunities you think you deserve, consider looking at openings at other companies. Some businesses offer much better development programs for employees than others.
If you have career goals, now is the time to take those all-important first steps towards success.