INVEST IN YOURSELF PROOF YOUR FUTURE JOB
The worst thing that will happen is you are going to be unfulfilled with what you’re doing and your personal and professional growth will stagnate or maybe even decline. In addition to that, chances are you will see promotions go to your colleagues and you’ll feel unappreciated by your employer.
That’s why investing in yourself is crucial if you want to succeed and create the career you want and deserve.
Listening to podcasts is by far one of the easiest ways for you to invest in your future career. Instead of listening to music in your headphones whenever you’re out and about or going to and from work, put on a podcast that can inspire and help you navigate in your career.
There’s so much to learn from others sharing their stories and knowledge, so if you’re on a small budget, this is an excellent solution to help you grow.
Another inexpensive way to get career inspiration to help you move forward is by following some business or career related blogs.
Now, I just recently have come to appreciate books. I’ve never been an avid reader, but last year one of my New Year resolutions were to read a book a month, and I almost hit that target reading 11 books last year. I felt pretty good because I wouldn’t have read anything near that amount of books if it wasn’t because of the goal set. And all the inspiration, tools, and strategies I’ve learned from reading those books have helped me move forward, both professionally and personally.
- ONLINE COURSES
Today you can find online courses on just about any subject you find interesting. Everything from how to be a better doubles partner playing tennis or how to leverage your LinkedIn presence and attract better career opportunities.
You’ve got plenty of options to attend online courses on sites offer hundreds of courses that can help you invest in yourself and your future career.
Whether you want to build your tech skills creating apps, or you want to strengthen your managerial skills, then you’ve got plenty of opportunities to spend a few hours a week learning new skills and upping your game.
- BUILD ON YOUR STRENGTHS
Some people think you should focus more on improving your weaknesses than on your strengths to excel in your career.
I believe you perform at your best when you do what you’re good at and like what do. It will not only help you elevate your career opportunities, but it will also make you a happier and more productive colleague/employee when you’re spending more time using your strengths than trying to improve on your weaknesses.
If you’re not familiar with your strengths, you can take different tests that’ll help you define your top strengths.
As a result of taking one or more of these five steps to invest in yourself and your future career, you will improve your chances of career success. Not only because you’ll be in charge and more intentional about your career path, but also because will grow as a person while you do these things. Consequently, you’ll gain clarity on the career path you want to follow.