Do You Really Know What You Bring to the Party?
When is the last time you took a deep dive look at your career and asked:
Where have I been?
What have I accomplished?
What results do I consistently produce?
What am I good at?
What am I good at that I no longer enjoy doing?
And when is the last time you asked:
What does it all mean?
What’s the theme?
What am I pointing toward?
What is my mission?
Hard to do when you’re going 90 miles an hour, 24/7, keeping your head down and just getting stuff done, right?
If you’re going to take steps toward that mission by getting that new job or claiming that promotion or landing a seat at the table, and if you’re going to be paid handsomely, beautifully for the work you’re about to perform, you are going to need to slow down and invest yourself in you.
In fact, your career and negotiation success hinges, in part, on knowing your strengths and superpowers, communicating them powerfully and unapologetically, being in command of your story, and leveraging all of it for the benefit of your company AND you.
So...start with the questions above, and add one more when you’re done:
What’s in the way?