While many of us strive to become autonomous in our employment, we oftentimes fall into the trap of staying unhappy in our careers due to fears of taking a leap and making a change. If you’re unsatisfied in your current career and are looking to turn your employment situation around, you can transform from You 1.0 to YOU 2.0®… and move from Employment to Empowerment®.
In the post-recession economy, workers are still struggling to gain a foothold on their professional growth. Nearly half of all middle-class Americans are not confident in their ability to save sufficiently for retirement. For many, all it takes is a small bout of joblessness for any savings that people have managed to put aside to disappear.
Unsure of where you should start?
Achieve YOU 2.0® by setting clear goals for yourself. Below The Entrepreneur’s Source® explains how you can begin your journey to YOU 2.0® by analyzing the Dangers, Strengths, and Opportunities that come with achieving self-sufficiency.
Dangers are the thoughts and ideas that keep you up at night, the obstacles, stressors and issues that are currently facing you or what may face you in your future. Dangers make an individual feel as if they have no control over their destiny and often discourage an individual from following through the goal that they have set for themselves. Some common dangers that people are concerned about include:
- How long will I be able to keep my current job?
- Are my skills transferrable?
- Is my age a limitation in my career?
- Do I have the ability to build the wealth and equity for my family?
The dangers you face should not paralyze you; there are ways to be proactive and overcome these circumstances. Every individual has the power to take control of his or her career by aligning themselves with a coach who will guide you to see beyond your current blind spots, and empower you to overcome these perceived roadblocks.
Strengths, in short, are what you’re considered well at: Your talents, capabilities, and skills. These are what you should capitalize on when creating YOU 2.0® because they can act as the tools to achieve your dreams. Start by asking yourself what you believe your strengths are with these guiding questions:
- Do you have an immaculate work ethic?
- Are you adaptable and resilient when it comes to change?
- What transferrable skills do you possess?
- Are you possibilities focused?
There are dozens of questions that an individual can ask themselves to determine what his or her unique strengths are, the ones above should only be a starting point. When looking into your strengths, don’t wallow in your weaknesses because dwelling on these can hold you back from self-sufficiency. Instead, focus on the positive.
Opportunities are the circumstances and possibilities that get you excited and motivated to make a change. It’s not always easy to see what possibilities are out there because dangers sometimes overshadow the opportunities, but you can overcome this by focusing on what you want in your future, not what will stop you from getting there. Some opportunities that an individual can focus on include:
- Your hunger to create the lifestyle of your dream
- Your desire to spend more time with your friends and family
- Your yearning to become financially independent
- Your aspiration to become more passionate about your career.
It’s easy to get inspired by the opportunities that stand before you because in reality, they are endless. By writing down the most important ones to you, this can help you become more driven to actually set a pathway for you to accomplish them.
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