We all find ourselves in unfavorable circumstances at some point during our careers. We have to learn to successfully navigate change, and we have to master the art of taking feedback.
Do you ever say something so often it becomes automatic? It’s part of your talk track. A phrase you regurgitate when you encounter the same situation over and over. These pillars I once saw holding up my success were actually casting shadows on my achievements.
So often in our careers we have to wait for a lucky break or for someone to take a chance on us. What if we could identify elements from our past to predict success in a new area of business, even if we haven’t traveled that path before? ABM is a new field so we have to find people with transferable skills vs. direct experience.
“If I land this dream job that’s over 3,000 miles away from home, would you be willing to do this with me?” I never thought I’d actually have to ask my husband this question. Here I am, 90 days later, living and working just outside Seattle. A new company, new role, and new city I’d only met during my interview. Without my usual support system and familiar faces to help guide me through this uncharted territory, I found myself reaching into my toolbox of career advice, daily. These are the pieces of advice I find myself calling on most often when I can’t call on my mentors.