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So here they are…
Amy’s Professional Pointers
- Conflicted on which way to take your career? Emotions are arrows that point you in the direction your heart wants to go. Listen to what’s going on inside. Your heart will guide you if you live what you love.
- Once you figure that out, dream big, and start small. It’s great advice, and very possible with patience and persistence.
- A nice, small way to start: create a vision board or some kind of visual image where you can see your goals in front of you. Make a daily reminder for you to look at every morning, pointing out why you do what you do.
- And once you decide to do what you love, learn about it – read and research everything you can. Look up its history, and find inspiring people in your field throughout the eons. Then do a Google search for rejection letters sent to famous musicians, businesspeople, etc. when they were first trying to make a career for themselves. It will make you feel better.
- Need yet more uplifting thoughts? Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, a pretty useful thing these days, and something that revolutionized the world. So listen to him well when he says, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
- Now let’s get cracking: anyone who wants to start their own business needs to promote it. So use networking and promotion as an opportunity not only as a career woman, but to meet new people and be exposed to new ideas. Allow networking to inspire you as a whole person rather than just as a business.
- Also, there is no secret to promotion and networking. It’s tedious, tie-consuming, frustrating, and a lot of work, sometimes seeming pointless when you hardly hear back. But you never know if that 568th email might affect someone…
- And a good rule of thumb for networking: be fearless and shameless, but courteous and civil. So boldly reach out to people who inspire you, but know that there is appropriate time and place for everything.
- In addition, do your “job homework”: don’t be lazy with your computer. Learn how to use it. Just as you would never show up in pajamas for a job interview, make sure your formatting is clean, clear and easy to read. Spreadsheets can be your best friend.
- Your goal can be to make a living doing what you love – i.e. ideally, your life shouldn’t be about just “making a living.” Know that at the end of the day, you are human, not a robot and not a saint. So if you have to work hard along the way toward your dream job, work hard — and then know when to change into slippers and watch a romantic comedy!
- Lastly, if things are stalled right now, know that the boat of opportunity will always come around. If you miss it this time, just keep your eyes peeled for the next time.
- Motivation Booster: Read this article on getting started on a big project by taking small steps.
And never be embarrassed if you fail. You should only be embarrassed if along the way you have not treated others how you would like to be treated; but if you do the opposite of that, on a consistent basis, you will have a good launching-pad to success. Enjoy the beauty in the detours!
Work, life, creativity….how do YOU balance it all? Share some of your own professional pointers!
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