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How to Reach Outside Yourself to Advance Your Career
When flipping the channels of your TV, you are bound to come across a Public Service Announcement (PSA) endorsed by a celebrity asking children to approach their parents, teachers, or someone they trust when they are at a crossroads. Through these PSAs, children are told that asking for guidance, encouragement, and support is a sign of strength. They don't have to go through a transition alone-help is just around the corner.
As adults, we tend to forget the value of reaching out to others when we are in need of assistance. There is this unwritten rule that we should be able to make decisions without the guidance of others. The reality is, however, that children and adults share a common ground: we are all humans who encounter situations that are challenging from time to time, and it doesn't make sense to go it alone.
Signs You Should Reach Outside Yourself
? You find yourself asking the same questions over and over because you can't find a resolution.
? You find yourself in a career transition and aren't sure which direction you should take.
? You need someone who can act as more than just a sounding board, someone who can provide thoughtful and constructive feedback.
When reaching out for assistance with your career, you have the following options:
? Friend. Friends can be sounding boards, have intimate knowledge of your personal and professional life, and may be able to offer objective and subjective advice.
? Career Mentor. Find a mentor within your company who is experienced and willing to guide you in your professional development. Your mentor should want to share their knowledge and professional experience, and expose you to new ideas and perspectives.
? Career Coach. This is someone who is willing to meet you where you are and assist in getting you where you want to go. A career coach can ask questions that inspire self-awareness and renewed enthusiasm for your professional outlook.
Be in a State of Mind to Accept Assistance
Regardless if you choose to work with a friend, mentor, or career coach, you should be open to new ideas.
? Fall in Love for Just 15 Minutes. It is easy to pooh-pooh an idea when it is first presented by saying something such as, "I tried that. It doesn't work." Instead of dismissing someone's idea out of hand, try to take in what they are saying and make the decision to love their idea for 15 minutes. Listen and participate in the discussion and buy into it, no matter how crazy you think the idea is. You may be surprised at the progress you can make by being open to others' thoughts and suggestions.
? Let Go of Resistance. If you find that you are resistant to change, it may be because your purpose isn't clear, you fear failure (or success), and/or you lack trust in your own ability to make decisions that are in your best interest. A good friend, mentor, or career coach will be able to help you through your resistance.
Your advancement is limited only by your commitment to your own career development. Involving others in your quest will get you one step closer to who you want to be, personally and professionally.
Career Coach Inc. is run by Linda Matias and Bryan Cadicamo where their objective is twofold: to coach professionals through the interview process and those who are in a career transition and are looking to reawaken or discover their life's passion. To learn more visit http://www.careercoachinc.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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While traveling in northern California last October, I happened to tune into a local newscast. The newscaster was telling his co-anchor that the speaker at that morning's Rotary Club meeting had to cut his presentation short because he was being flown down to Disneyland to carve elaborate Halloween pumpkins for the park festivities. The newscaster wrapped up the story with the familiar quip, "Nice work if you can get it." He got the first part right. For a creative kid-at-heart, being a professional pumpkin carver is a dream come true. It was his serendipitous "if you can get it" thinking that missed the mark. The fact is, people rarely "get" great work; they create it! Despite all the emphasis on growth in the "job sector" I am continually amazed at just how many fascinating alternatives there are to the whole 9-to-5 schtick. And just as traditional job seekers can't wait around for "Mr. Job" to knock on the door, people who want to do satisfying work ? and call their own shots ? need to be proactive as well. Francis Bacon defined a wise man as one who "makes more opportunities than he finds." Here's a couple of other wise entrepreneurs who made it by going for it. Sports-lover Don Shoenewald was just 18 when he went to the Philadelphia Eagles management wearing a homemade Eagle costume and asking for a mascot job. They weren't interested. Undaunted, Shoenewald kept showing up at Eagles football games. Pretty soon the fans adopted him as the unofficial (meaning, "unpaid") mascot. Thirteen paid team mascot jobs, four mascot character creations (including ones for the New Jersey Devils and the San Jose Sharks), and 18 years later, Shoenewald started Mascot Mania, the only professional training school for mascots in the world. Despite what your high school guidance counselor might have told you, showing up invited in a bird costume isn't the only route to self-employment. For Dan Zawacki it all began when he was working as a sales rep for Honeywell and decided to give away 120 live lobsters as gifts to his customers. Dan was so bowled over by the response that he decided to open a small side business shipping live lobsters complete with pot, crackers, butter and bibs to crustacean-lovers from coast-to-coast. That is until his boss heard him pitching Lobster Gram, Inc. on a local radio station and promptly fired him. In the beginning, Dan worked out of his bedroom, storing his lobsters in a used tank in his father's garage. His first year he netted only $4,000. Ten years later, his company sells about 9,000 lobster packages a year for $99 plus shipping. All and all, not a bad tale. If you dream of making the transition from employee to self-bosser, the first thing you need to do is belief that you can. Then, the next time you see some entrepreneur doing what they love, try thinking: "Nice work ? now, all I have to do is get it!
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