Who advocates for you in your career? Surprisingly you may not have anyone advocating for your success, especially if you aren’t doing it yourself. The fact that you need to advocate for yourself and create the environment you need where you enjoy the success you want is lost on many of us. Advocating for yourself doesn’t always mean showing off what you can do but creating an environment where you’re able to make improving yourself a habit. Whether you feel like you need to learn on a regular basis, address the burnout you’re feeling or show that you can adapt and understand your role in creating your success the best person to help you move forward and enjoy success is only you.
Make Learning a Lifelong Habit
Harvard Business Review Article:
Learning is something we all need in our lives but often we allow our distractions of life to keep us from the learning we’d like to achieve. In reality we should be learning on a daily or weekly basis by either reading books that have to do with items we aren’t familiar with, but finding time for a book at the beginning or end of a long day can be extremely difficult to do. One way to find the learning you want to enjoy but haven’t had time for lately is to attend a class just for fun. This could be a hands on class where you learn something new such as gourmet cooking or it could be a class that’s academically based and you enjoy discussing events in history, economics or the topics of the day. The point is to learn and keep on learning because you enjoy it.
The Fastest Way to Turn Around Career Burnout
Fast Company Article:
Burnout is becoming more of a problem in the workforce than it ever did in the past. This is a direct result of the influx and availability of information that’s offered to use through the current forms of communication. Even so, you need to recognize the type of burnout you’re experiencing and figure out how to change the burnout you’re feeling. The main three types are Frenetic, Underchallenged, and Worn-out. Frenetic burnout happens when you work to the point of exhaustion, Underchallenged burnout happens when you continue to do the same thing over and over without any results and Worn-out burnout occurs when you no longer have control or acknowledgement. When you recognize the type of burnout you experience in your life you’ll be able to understand what needs to change in order to make a difference in your life and avoid the same burnout in the future.
3 Ways You May Be Holding Yourself Back from Success
You can be your own worst enemy at work. Your relationship with others, the events going on in your personal life and the understanding of what it takes to succeed in the world today make a huge difference in the success you will enjoy. In order to make the changes necessary and understand how to grow and develop in your professional life you need to understand how important feedback is, how unimportant titles are and how to embrace yourself and who you are at work. You may need to make changes to be able to communicate better in the world today but it’s important to remain focused and keep an eye on who you are and what you bring to the conversation in order to be successful in your career.