Take control of your personal and professional development
Having a number of years experience doing something just says that you’ve done the same thing over and over again for a long time.
If you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (i.e. progression), that’s just insanity.
I know this might sound a bit extreme but bear with me.
If you’re working as a project manager or a product manager or a developer and you are working on the same types of projects over and over again, yes you will gain knowledge and experience exploring certain different avenues; but that’s just very reactive to what’s in front of you.
If you really want to drive your progression, whether that be financially or otherwise, you need to be proactive about the direction you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
Let’s think of this from a company perspective.
Many decent companies use the framework of OKRs.
You set high-level, lofty objectives and then break those down into key results that will get you there.
You make sure that those are all measurable.
An example might be a financial objective to hit 5 million in revenue in the next financial year. You might break that down into quarterly targets for your sales team, and you might break that down even further by monthly sales targets for specific individuals in the sales team.
It’s a simple example, but I think you get my point. You need to make a plan, and then execute on that plan.
Often we’ll spend learning different skills, different technologies and solving different problems as the nature of the work we do evolves and changes over time.
That’s quite natural.
But that’s what everyone’s doing.
To differentiate yourself, you need to be intentional about what you are doing.
If you proactively look outside of the box of what you’re doing and look at where you can challenge yourself or look where you can try something different, maybe from a completely different field, that’s going to help you differentiate yourself.
And being reactive is very passive.
I’m not saying it won’t get you results, but having a more targeted strategic approach to your progression within your career, within your team, within your company is going to get you there a lot more effectively and efficiently.
In conclusion, be intentional about what you want to do.
Don’t let life just happen to you in your career.
Don’t just be reactive to what’s coming in.
Try and zoom out.
Be proactive in what you’re doing and how you want to do it.
That will differentiate you from most people in your field, in your business and in life.
How much will it cost?
The Intro package is £250 for 4 sessions, where we’ll develop some actionable plans to get you on the right track.
Contact me for a FREE discovery call to see if it’s right for you. No obligation, lets just have an initial chat to see what you want to achieve, and how we can get you there. 😀
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