Are You Drowning in Career Quicksand?
My article was featured in the July issue of 24/Seven Magazine — full article and details below.
ARE YOU DROWNING IN CAREER QUICKSAND?
Are you having difficulty building the momentum you hoped for? Do you often find yourself procrastinating? When it comes to achieving your career and business goals, does self-sabotage play a role in holding you back from achieving results?
Then you’re what I call a Builder; you have a vision. Maybe it’s launching a start-up or landing the role you always dreamed of. You’re in a building phase but can’t find your groove and need guidance to create a strong foundation.
Intellectually, you know removing roadblocks and addressing obstacles from your work would be very helpful. But there’s one problem. Your emotions have overwhelmed you. You feel like you are stuck, and drowning in quicksand.
Fear, anxiety, and lack of clarity have taken over and moving forward seems impossible. You finally admit to yourself that you don’t know how to execute and lack the ability and resources to create action.
So, if you want to get your new idea or business launched and close the productivity gap, here are a few ideas and strategies from my comprehensive Nine Building Dots Method to help you move forward and achieve your goals.
Identify the barriers that are getting in your way and cause you to procrastinate. Ask yourself, why am I so discouraged? What’s holding me back? Take a pause, slow down and start to identify the changes and/or modifications you can make to drive progressive results.
Start to journal daily. What do I mean by that? Don’t just make mental notes. Take physical notes. Look for patterns of behavior that slow you down and trick you up and track them in your journal. Track your results and celebrate wins, big and small.
Explore how you can become more effective. Think about how you can better manage your time and resources so you become more effective and make better and more informed business decisions with confidence and conviction. Write these down, too. Simplify the process, establish priorities and set achievable and realistic goals.
Whether you’re building a business, leading a team or launching a brand, marketing strategy, or new idea, it’s critical that you start to connect the dots to get effective results. By making the right, strategic decisions and creation of an executable “success plan”, you can vault yourself from where you are to where you want to be.
So take action today, un-sabotage yourself