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Below We Address:
The Power in Career Lateral moves? How to become a better Listener? How can Team Sports help your Career? What goes into Reaching a Career Dream?
Plus many more...
🗣 Sometimes a move up the corporate ladder isn’t available, therefore, you must create your own move.
- Lateral moves have the power to move you to a new ladder.
- Lateral moves can be disguised as a transitional role that doesn’t appear to be a promotion or a climb up the ladder but will open new doors for you.
- Lateral moves are used for positioning, just like bishops and rooks are in chess. Get your pieces in place for checkmate.
🗣 Listening is the most important part of communication, as you’re allowing someone to be heard and you’re the one gaining information and learning.
1) Never interrupt, unless to ask a clarifying question.
2) Never assume you know what someone is going to say.
3) Paraphrase the speaker’s words.
4) Practice patience.
5) Listen to understand instead of listening to reply.
🏒 A team player means you care more about the name on the front of your jersey than the back.
♦️ A team needs all types of roles to be complete. Team sports teaches you adaptability, sacrifice & teamwork. All items that are vital to a successful career.
♦️ Team sports have changed my life; I’ve learned that it’s an honour to be a part of a team & that sometimes you must fill the role the team needs versus the role you want. If you can remain adaptable, there will always be a team in need of you.
🗣 Embrace your struggles, reflect on your growth, share your lessons and above all, enjoy the journey.
♦️ False starts
♦️ Milestone successes
♦️ Scraped knees
Before following someone’s advice, you must ask yourself whether it’s applicable to you. Here are a few questions to help you decide:
♦️ Is this a person you respect?
♦️ Have you asked for their opinion?
♦️ Do they have your best interest at heart?
♦️ Have you listened to them in the past? Was it good advice?
♦️ Have they taken their own advice?
♦️ Is the person providing advice, capable of providing the advice? Are they credible?
♦️ No one will care more about what you accomplish in your life, then yourself.
♦️ Your dreams will be one of the most personal things in your life; if you want to make them a reality, you will need to take full responsibility in making them happen.
♦️ No one will advocate and care more about your career then yourself; therefore, ultimately, your career is your responsibility.
♦️ Successful careers require you to be in the driver seat, allowing you to change direction when required.