The Secrets to a Rewarding Career

There are many factors that play an important part in a successful career. Career development is a lifelong process. It involves thorough, practical planning considering your skills, strengths, interests and limitations. You need to consider what interests you most from your past and current employment.

You should insist if you are ready to relocate or work in shifts, if the job so demands. New graduates have to understand that they need to focus on building a successful and satisfying career – and not just on finding their first job.

Listed below are the secrets for achieving a rewarding career:

Reviewing or Exploring

It is necessary to clarify what your needs are, if you are satisfied with the current lifestyle, with your current job and so on. You have to understand the steps involved in achieving your career plans. If you are planning to study further, then you should also have a plan in mind about how to pursue it along with a new job.

Keeping in mind these factors, you should review the various opportunities that are available. You need to understand what responsibilities come with a particular job. You should do a proper assessment of the work involved. It is also necessary to consider what career development courses you may have to take to achieve your goals.

You can explore the Internet for the various options available. Other good resources at your disposal are libraries, community agencies and career counseling centers. You should explore all possible options at this stage, and find out what areas you are interested in.


After having explored various opportunities, you need to identify what you want to do. Depending upon your interests, preferred work location and education level, you can then decide the career path you will undertake.

Career advisers can provide you with expert advice and tips, as well as the minute details that you need to keep in mind before you decide on any one option.


Once you have identified the career paths that are available for you, you can make a decision on the career you want to commit to. You have to prioritize and focus on the most viable options, depending on your particular situation.

Once you have decided, take some time and consider the possible constraints or obstacles you may have to overcome to achieve your goals. Create an action plan for the different areas and ensure that you monitor your progress.


Once you have decided and reviewed the path, actual execution is necessary. When you start following your plan, you will probably come across new insights and data. Focus on your goal and make changes, if necessary, to stay on the path of achieving your goal. Monitor your activities and review them periodically.

After doing all this, you will finally be ready for a rewarding career that will make you happy and fulfilled in the long term. …

Set A Career Success Goal

At this time of the year, we often have customers who have decided that this year they want a new job. They have a clear goal of finding a new employer or job and moving away from their current environment.

This article is not for those people. It is for those of you who have decided to stay in your current role for a bit longer and have returned to work after a holiday. It is easy to get back into the standard routine of things, but if you really want to maximize your career success, you need to be thinking smarter than that.

Like your physical health, fitness or relationships, you need to continue to invest time and energy to maintain or exceed your current level of satisfaction.

Ask yourself these questions. At the end of this year:

What do you want to have achieved at work?

What skills will you have developed?

What 'wins' do you want to add to your CV?

Who will notice your work this year?

What relationships will you have built or improved?

How will you be better positioned for a promotion?

What will you do better?

What kind of reference would you receive if you needed one?

I encourage my clients to set an imaginary exit date from their current job. It might be 12 months, 2 years or 5 years for example. With that exit date in mind, what should they be doing right now to achieve what they need to in their role? Although the exit date is imaginary, it puts a time constraint around their achievement in that role. This helps to take action to make most of this time.

Set yourself some career objectives today for this year based on your answers to the above questions. Think about 12 months from now and what will be different. Create a plan on how you will achieve your goals, and take one step towards them today.

Be proactive, planned and energetic and achieve your career goals for 2008 and watch your success soar.

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Act Like a Millionaire

Did you know that there are now 10.1 million households in the US with $ 1 million or more in investable assets, excluding the value of their primary residence? This is from a 2015 article by CNBC. What do these folks do and how do they act? Let's talk about money in a way that might shift your view of rappers, like 50 Cent, posing with stacks of movie prop cash to create the illusion of immunity wealth as it navigates our banking system. Heck, let's just talk about money.

I read an article recently, written by Dan Kennedy who is internationally recognized as the "Millionaire Maker," helping people in just about every category of business turn their ideas into fortunes. His article was published in my business coach's newsletter. My coach, Richard James gets his coaching from Dan Kennedy, so by default, I receive the benefits from Dan Kennedy too. Since the primary focus of my law practice is to help my clients attain freedom from their debts, I focus much of my articles on money.

According to Dan's article, entitled, "the 5 'tools of the mind' you need to become a millionaire thinker," lays the universal foundation that most people think about money in a negative way like, "worrying, budget-wrestling, can ' T afford, and jealousy of others. " I'll add that we feel guilty when we can not pay our debts and feel an awful MORAL obligation to repay our debts. I believe that it is our thoughts about money that keep us perpetually stuck in a cycle of debt and poverty consciousness. I "m on a personal mission to wipe out the personal debts for my clients and partner with them to shift their perspectives about money, wealth and retirement through my bankruptcy practice.

What is Dan's secret? He says that your dominant thoughts are things and cited to Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. What this means is that if you're constantly seeing lack, you'll get more lack. If you're focused on thoughts that you can leverage, to initiate positive and right actions in your life, then you can kickstart your journey to a better financial life. It all starts with a decision; A choice.

Dan's five tools include planning, environment, reading, engaging in the right activities, and having the right associations. Have not you heard that you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with? I can tell you that I personally find that I grow in environments where I am not the smartest person in the room. I'm a student of life and soak up these environments like a sponge. Guess what? My business grew by 17% last year and is on target for a 40% growth in 2016. The bottom line is that we start with our thoughts and then take decent actions toward our goals.

This works by opening you up to opportunities you may have never considered, like bankruptcy to quickly eliminate your …