Over the first three years of my new career I’ve made some exciting changes. Those changes started on the inside. I’ve changed my expectations of myself and my expectations of others.
I started brilliant. But I quickly realised no one would know about that brilliance until I start to prove it. And proving it means delivering on my deliverables, helping others, and building a network.
Over the last six months I’ve sought out a coach and a mentor. These two people, coupled with success in my job, proactive applications towards higher roles, and a tireless effort to create external content, speak at conferences, and deliver on my deliverables.
If you are in your career and you don’t have a mentor or a coach, find one. I don’t know if there is a serious strategy to get a coach and a mentor, but I was a bit proactive, I waited until I had a vision of what I wanted to be with success, and then asked the right people. Luckily they said yes.
Develop yourself. I’m developing myself.