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3 Essential Tips for Taking Ownership of Your Career

Taking ownership of your career is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It can mean the difference between living a life of purpose and aligning your work with your values or feeling stuck in a job you hate.

The good news is that it’s never too late to take control of your career. No matter where you are in your professional journey, you can always take steps to move in the direction you want to go.

In this article, we’ll share three essential tips for taking ownership of your career. These tips will help you get clear on your goals, overcome fear and self-doubt, and take action to make the changes you want to see in your life.

1. Clarify your career goals.

Life is too short to keep putting off your career goals - start working towards them.

It is more important than ever to take control of your career. With the ever-changing workforce landscape, it is essential to be proactive in your career development. To achieve your career goals, you need to start doing them instead of talking. You're the only one who can take control of your career. But without a clear plan, it becomes challenging to take effective action.

  • Start by being honest with yourself about the situation you're in. Once you know the facts, you should set some goals and start working towards them. It will be challenging at first, but stay focused and motivated.

  • Make sure you set an achievable target, one you are willing to work hard for. Be specific about what you want and make sure that everything related to it falls under the scope of this plan - including how long it'll take, etcetera!

  • Remember, without clarity, there can be no progress. So don't hesitate to put together these crucial pieces before starting along the path toward future success!

2. Get out of your comfort zone

You never know what might happen, so why not go for it?

There is a fear of the unknown lurking in all of us - something that can paralyze us and keep us from making any changes. However, this shouldn't stop us from taking risks. Sometimes it's necessary to face our fears head-on to grow and learn new things. Staying put might not be the best thing for you after all - your comfort zone may not always have room to grow. Many stay in their comfort zones because it's easier than facing the unknown.

But to grow, you have to take risks and venture out of your comfort zone to learn and develop new skills. Taking calculated risks can open up new opportunities that would never have come if you'd stayed put. You never know what might happen, so why not go for it?

Too achieve success, you need to be confident in your abilities and trust your gut instinct. You should also understand that there are some things you cannot do - this is where asking for help comes in handy! Don't be afraid of making mistakes; learn from them and keep moving forward.

3. Get an Accountability Partner or Group

A saying goes, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The same can be said for your life - your journey starts with taking the first step. If you're unhappy with where you are or what you're doing, it's time to make changes in your career. Start by surrounding yourself with positive people who will support your goals and ambitions.

Being accountable to a career coach or a focused group can be an incredibly motivating experience. It gives you the sense of working together towards a common goal while holding each other accountable for reaching that goal. Setting realistic goals and checking in regularly will help you stay on track without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Having people to share your journey with is invaluable - not only does it keep you motivated, but it allows them to offer constructive feedback and support along the way.

Lastly, remember that the most important thing is to do something for yourself. If you're not taking care of yourself, nobody else will be able to do so for you.

About Yes Girl Career Coaching: Yes Girl Career Coaching is a platform dedicated to empowering women in corporate environments to own their career journey. Want to get free coaching and career tools, sign-up for a free coaching session on our website

Article by Njumele Rollack, Njumele Patrick-Rollack, Njumele Patrick


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