Avoid Drift & Make Decisions

Avoiding Drift

  • How did you come to do what you do now?
  • Did you set out on a structured career path?
  • Are the subject choices you made at 16 years old still relevant to what you do now?
  1. Where are you in relation to where you want to be? Be realistic here and assess your current situation in detail. 2 years of a pandemic has not helped anyone but think about the full picture. These are your life and career priorities — the areas of your life you want to improve and focus on. Get them clear in your mind and have them at the forefront of everything you do.
  2. What can you do to bridge that gap between where you are now and where you want to be? This may seem like a huge step but break it down into smaller steps — create your action plan to get there.
  3. What do you need to stop doing/saying/thinking to help you get to your ideal? You may have to break a bad habit in order to create a good one first. Consider what is holding you back or stopping you from progressing and plan on how to overcome that.
  • What is the easiest thing you can do to take you one step closer to your ideal?
  • What is a quick win? Literally something that you can do in the next 24 hours

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this — you haven’t.

Making Decisions

You have your plan and you are up and running — marvellous work. But then you are faced with a choice. Dammit! Perhaps 2 companies you have longed to work for offer you a role. Or that promotion you have coveted suddenly becomes available but it means you will need to relocate. Perhaps you have found your dream job but the salary is laughably low.

  • In 10 months
  • In 10 years

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Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

Kate is a renowned career strategist, confidence guru & coach on a mission to make everyone’s Mondays feel as good as Fridays. www.kate-bishop.co.uk