The Entrepreneur’s Source Helps Answer Question: How Can I Achieve Career Success?
Personal success doesn’t look the same for each individual; everyone isn’t searching for the same end goal in life. Some people are looking for a career that will lead them to financial stability. Others are looking to achieve a specified lifestyle.
Take a moment to ask yourself, “What will real success look like for me?”
One of the most important objectives of establishing your path to career satisfaction is finding your unique answer this question. Your response is exclusive to yourself and will depend on a variety of factors, like your age, dreams, personality, hobbies, finances, family obligations and past experiences. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source helps guide you through how you can achieve career success by defining what success means to you and redefining what a career means to you.
Successful John vs. Successful Beth
As humans, we are all unique. For this reason, we each have varying definitions of success. Take these two people as an example: John is a 50-year-old Baby Boomer with a wife and two children who has worked in corporate America for almost 30 years, yet is just discovering that his Social Security benefits probably won’t go as far as he initially expected. Compare John to Beth, a 25-year-old, fresh-out-of-college Millennial who has bounced from job to job as a traveling consultant and can’t seem to find a career that fits her needs in the standard job market.
Because Beth and John are at different points in their lives and careers, success is defined differently. To John, it may mean being able to take care of his family and retire comfortably in the upcoming years. To Beth, it may mean having a steady job and income with the ability to pay off her student loans. Having the ability to define what success means to you is the first step in considering your career alternatives because you will have a clearer vision of what the future can and will look like once your transformation is complete.
How Can You Achieve Personal Success?
The word “career” has transformed wonders over time as society, economics and technologies have evolved. For this reason, individuals need to take a step back to redefine what career means to them. When we think of a career, many of us get stuck thinking that having a successful career means working a standard 9-5 corporate job. When we are rewriting our own success stories in today’s reality, the corporate workforce isn’t the only way one can achieve career success. It can mean becoming a semi-absentee franchisee, an entrepreneur, self-employed or a plethora of different alternative career options.
Shifting your paradigm from a limiting mindset to an all-inclusive one – someone who is open to all possibilities – is the next crucial step in achieving personal success. This step allows you to examine yourself and your aspirations, looking at each dream and option without judgment or a dismissive attitude. Completing this mindset transformation can create a multiplier effect – enabling you to achieve grander results with less time, energy and effort.
Many individuals don’t realize they have a mindset that may be hindering them until they meet with an alternative career coach. All alternative career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source help guide their clients as they evaluate their careers with some tough yet necessary questions. Some of these questions include:
- Do you tend to take the path of least resistance in your career?
- Do you avoid looking at yourself and taking responsibility for your life and future?
- Do you close yourself off to possibilities just because we have never considered or done them before?
- Are you afraid of change?
Examining these questions in great detail can help an individual determine just how much their career paradigm needs to be shifted. Having an open mind to the plethora of possibilities in your career may lead to the most doors being open. In fact, once E-Source coaches help their clients get over this hump, 95 percent of these clients find themselves discovering career options that their old mindset would have prematurely dismissed or never considered.