Sometimes you receive advice regarding what you should do in your career but that advice is ten steps away from where you are now. These articles included today allow you to take advantage of some ways to implement change and guidance today. Do you have a mentor? Are you facing a risk that you aren’t sure of? Do you take care of yourself or are you headed toward burnout? Most likely you’re either facing one or all of these things at once and need to understand what to do. Find that panel of mentors you need, take a leap and see how the risk pans out and make sure you start to take care of yourself and avoid burnout and experience impressive career success.
Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One
Harvard Business Review Article:
The days of following your parents into the family business are all but gone which means you need to have different mentors today than you had in the past. When the trade was handed down from parent to child the mentor was the parent and that person was responsible for your training and guidance. Today you need to be able to reach out to more people who have been in your industry that can mentor you, especially if your chosen profession differs from the one your parents are in. You also need several mentors for different points of view and a variety of thought processes. Seeking out a board of mentors can be helpful to your decision making, your overall development and the guidance you need to be able to understand where you need to go in your business to build a great career.
Don’t Let Self-Doubt Get You Down
Smart Brief Article:
The greatest failure you can have is not trying at all. You may have some degree of self- doubt in everything you do; that happens to the best of us, but you still need to try. Once you begin to experience some success, especially with the risks you were the most unsure of, you’re going to gain the confidence and the experience to know you can achieve the success you want and see something forward to the results you’re looking for. There’s nothing wrong with taking a careful approach and identifying the factors that create doubt or to be prepared for what could go wrong, but the worst thing you can do is not act. You need to take that leap forward, take a risk and see what comes of the experience. Even in failure you’re going to gain experience and an education which make the risk worthwhile.
6 Ways to Prevent Work Burnout
US News Article:
Too often we associate burnout with exterior factors in our life and think a change of scenery and job is what we need. The reality is burnout occurs most when we don’t take care of ourselves and understand the limitations our bodies and brains have. You need to eat right, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly as the first part of avoiding burnout, but there are other items that need to be on your list as well. You should take breaks throughout the day, at least every couple hours where you can get up and walk around. It’s a good idea to set small goals for the day and even for the hour and celebrate a little when you reach these goals. Check out this article for more tips to handle burnout and keep yourself sharp for work.