Does your career forecast look stormy or bright? Do you feel like you are on a hamster wheel and want to get off?  Now!?  If your skies are gray, here are tips to help steer you in a brighter direction and in to what you really want to do:

  • Evaluate your personal and professional life.  What is most important to you?  Recognition?  Power? Large income?  Flexibility?  Benefits?  Location?  Write down reasonable objectives.  How many objectives are you meeting right now?
  • Where are you currently? List and compare the important things you want with what you currently have.  Are they close?  Two out of three?  Are they obtainable?  If not, and the position will not be able to accommodate your desire to move in that direction, you may want to start creating a new plan.   
  • Golden Handcuffs.  Are you stuck in a job (or type of work) that you really don’t like due to your present skill level, or because “that’s what you’ve always done,” or because of your seniority?  If you feel trapped, it’s time to take a hard look at what you can do to make the changes necessary to obtain a more rewarding future.  For those determined to change course, there is always a way!
  • Get out there and network!  The more friends, acquaintances and business associates you acquire, the more opportunities you have of getting a position due to being on the inside track.  Get involved!     If you’re shy, make friends on LinkedIn or FaceBook first, then plan to meet at an event where you can warm up with your new contact before venturing on to others in attendance.

For more information on a seminars or personal coaching, contact Rita Rocker, Chief Communications and Image Officer, Transformation Academy, 402-968-3250, www.transformationacademy.  Follow Rita on FaceBook: Rita Rocker;   Twitter: @Rita_Rocker       LinkedIn:;     YouTube: RitaRockerSpeaks