Building a successful and fulfilling career relies on one thing...
Having a career plan!
Careers don’t just happen. Careers are designed, developed, and executed.
I have had what most people would call a successful career. I was promoted 10 times in 15 years, grew from an individual contributor to a VP-level executive, and was able to work for companies like Microsoft and Google. I consistently increased my salary, gained more responsibility, and saw my work make a real impact on the company’s bottom line.
None of these happened by mistake. I planned my career and meticulously followed through in order to achieve my goals, and you can do the same. You don’t need to wait for a company, a manager, or karma to get the role, the raise, or the promotion you want and deserve. You can build the career of your dreams right now!
Most people don’t have a career plan. They hope their manager will notice their hard work, they hope that the company will decide to offer them a raise, they hope they’ll get the promotion they desire just because it’s their turn...
Let me tell you a secret, hope is not the best strategy for growing your career.
Why settle for maybe or one day when you have the ability to design the career you want right now?
You have the power to design the career of your dreams, but only if you are intentional about it.
If you want to see results, then you need a career destination and an actionable plan that can help you get from where you are today to where you want to go.