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How to succeed in life and work

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1
  2. 2. spend time planning how you could come up with an outstanding resume and get ready for an interview. Do you sometimes wonder why some people succeed even in the most difficult circumstances in their lives while other just don’t seem to know what hit them and how to run their lives? Well, the one thing that all successful people would tell you is that success isn’t something you can just hope for and wait for; it is something you would hard for and cultivate. Be Appreciative and Grateful All the Time It is very easy to get trapped in the negative things happening around us. What’s difficult is to be grateful for even the challenges that come our way. This is what successful people know well how to do. Always try to find something good in everything that’s happening to you, even when it means you should consider a career change. Turn failures into opportunities to grow and get better as a person and a professional. We all have to work for our dreams, anyway, so we might as well let the bad things nurture our spirits to be the best that we can be. Whether you are just starting in your new job, a business of your own, or even in your relationship, use these tips to help you move towards the right career pathways until you reach success. Look After Yourself As you walk on the plane, you will hear one of the most basic instructions, which is to put on your mask first before you help others in case there is loss of pressure in the cabin. This simply means that before you even think of being significant in other people’s lives, you have to be that to yourself first. Of course, it is totally fine to take others into consideration, but it should not be at the expense of yourself. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes every morning, take the time to put on make-up, do some exercise, or just read the paper while having coffee. These are the small things you can do to make yourself feel good. Have an Idea and Act on It As they say, if you want to be successful, you have to wish for it, dream about it, and want it. But it doesn’t end there. More importantly, you have to do something to achieve it. Otherwise, you will find yourself just sitting there with all your plans and dreams still and just on your mind. You can always wish to land the perfect job, but you would need to Cosmic Coaching Centre As a worker yourself, you should not think it is too much to ask to have a job that does not involve just a series of repeated tasks and mundane activities. Of course, you would want your job to be a fulfilling and well-paying one. On the part of employers, one way of helping workers achieve this goal is to proactively develop career pathways. Through this, the organization becomes a place where employees are happy, the improvement of the workers’ skills continues, and productivity is constantly going up. Why Are Career Pathways Important? Basically, the logic behind the development of career pathways is for the employer’s improvement as a whole. Generally speaking, career pathways help boost professional development. This is through a program in which employees become the subject of Page 2
  3. 3. various career plans. What it does among anything else is increase the skill sets of the employees, which then results to an increase in their confidence as well. And for those employees who feel that they have become better in terms of their professional or technical skills, it becomes easier to stick together. This is what happens especially when there is significant improvement throughout an employee’s progression in his or her career. This can also lead to reduced employee turnover rates and costs of training new employees. Lastly, a company’s career pathway program for employees tends to be very attractive to newly hired staff members because they can somehow see what’s in store for them in a company. How Are Career Pathways Structured? If a career path program is structured correctly, it will allow employees to implement everything they have learned into their actual work. Aside from this, such a program lets employees gain better function in the organization and get a bigger chance at promotion. Career pathways are designed in such a way that progression is measurable for each stage. This is important as it improves the success rates of employees and it also lessens the pressure on them to be progressive in a short period of time. In case the program fails, it is the decision of the employer whether there must be additional mentoring to guarantee returned improvement, or the employee should just be offered a different role. Every step in a career path must be well calculated to ensure success. Otherwise, the company is the one to suffer the cost without getting anything in return. Promotion at Work Many companies are still implementing formalized promotion paths. In this structure, those candidates who are able to meet the requirements and expectations in the first level automatically are considered for promotion to a higher level that comes with bigger employee benefits. Cosmic Coaching Centre Professional Career Pathways In comparison to the corporate ladder, a professional career pathway requires candidates to have some sort of licensing or educational criteria to obtain. In many cases, the objective requirements involve more complicated and difficult skills certifications. What this means is that there could be a required third party licensing or concrete proof or evidence of any specialized degree. Long term career planning is essential if you want to consistently make good decisions about your job and your professional life as a whole throughout your career. If you are certain about the path you want your career to take, then an effective and well thought-out career plan is what will help you identify the steps you should take to get you there. Also, having concrete career pathways will let you come up with a timetable for reaching your career goals. Strategic Planning With the help of a career coach or mentor, you can easily create a career plan in which you must take advantage of your credentials, educational background, aspirations and skills to determine the appropriate course of action leading to your success. Strategic career planning will require you to assess your current location, the kind of education and training that you will need, your potential financial future, and the many other aspects of your life. As a matter of fact, you will even have to consider your family plans in relation to your career goals. Measuring Your Career Goals Once you have set your long-term career plan, you should then start to set measureable goals for your career and yourself. For instance, if you now have the managerial position in your company and you are Page 3
  4. 4. aspiring to go up to become the vice president, this should be the core of your plan. As you set your career goal, you will realize that perhaps you need to earn an MBA to do this, or you should just wait until you earn more years of service in the company. Such information will guide you in planning realistic and measurable actions. Higher Level of Education In many cases, career paths involve continuing education and training. A career coach will help you determine if in your career plan you need to prepare to acquire more training and education. Through this, you may start working on your finances and other aspects to make it easier for you to achieve personal and professional development. The last thing you would want to happen to you is to apply for your dream job feeling confident that you’ve got what it takes to land the job, but only to learn that such a position requires a higher degree of education which could take years for you to complete. An effective career plan is one that prepares you in advance for whatever obstacles there may be in your pursuit of a great career. Financial Stability Your financial situation plays a huge role in how you will be able to find a career that suits you. You need to be financially secured and stable, which is what long-term career planning will help you attain. By following your career plan, you will have a clear understanding of your own potential to make money for the entire course of your career. This way, you will be smarter and more able to make good decisions regarding the financial aspects of the career you wish to pursue. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4