Ep 167 Setting Intentions for Career Success
Speaker 2:0:05welcome to Jane Jackson Careers, a podcast that takes your career to the next level. Here's your host, Jane Jackson, author of Amazon Careers, best seller, navigating career crossroads.
Speaker 3:0:21Happy New Year. This is my first podcast for 2019 and I'm thrilled to say that. Thanks to all of you my listeners. This is my fourth year of podcasting. I hope you had a fantastic Christmas new year and I'm very excited to kickstart 2019 with me and I want to say thank you to all of you for following me and I'm delighted to have you with me. Before I launch into my new career tips for 2019. I have some exciting news and special offers for you. So here we go. Firstly, I have two amazing free offers for you. If you're a job seeker and giving away my job search guide, find your dream job, how to avoid the seven deadly mistakes of job seekers. The link will be in my show notes or you can visit Jane Jackson, coach Dot Com and you'll see the link to get this valuable guide at no cost to you at all.
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Speaker 3:4:05Okay. So let's set your intentions for career success in 2019. All right? Because we're into the new year now and you know what? I don't know if this happens to you, but usually the first month of any new year, see so many of us making New Year's resolutions. Did you make yours? Yeah. And there's this huge annual pilgrimage back to the gym. Isn't there a, you honor the gym junkies who are stuck thought, oh, I've eaten so much over Christmas and New Year, I better get fit again. Well, I thought so too, so I, I thought, okay, let me test out the new gym just near where I am living now because I moved at the end of November and there's a fabulous gym there, so on the fifth of January I headed off to the gym with great intentions of getting back into dance and aerobic fitness and you know, years ago I was a fitness instructor.
Speaker 3:4:56I was sponsored by Nike. I was so fit and really well cut. Anyway, as the years went by and I have sort of lost that fitness level and my body shapes not that different, but I really missed dancing, so I entered a Bam class which was so much fun and it felt great, but I couldn't walk the next day as I overdid it. So I've got kind of, you know now after many years of marathon running and high impact aerobics and plenty of overuse or kind of came in the body a little bit too much over the years. But I realized that I can't, I can't do this now. I need to take it easy and set a realistic fitness goal. So my fitness goal is to power walk for 20 to 30 minutes every morning instead, and so far so good because I don't have any injuries from that.
Speaker 3:5:45Now what about you? I hope your fitness goals are going well for the year, but you know, when it comes to resolutions I find they tend to fall by the wayside quite quickly. And so what I'd rather do and I think might be helpful for you to is to focus on intentions instead. So have you thought about your intentions 2019 you, you know, on a career coach and as you know I work one on one with career transition clients and I also deliver career confidence group workshops in a corporate environment as well. But what I'm happy to say is that setting career goals as a firm trend every time a new year arrives and research has found that 45 percent of us will be investing in upskilling this year. Did you know that? Yup. And 37 percent plan to be more outspoken and take control of their ambitions at work. And 16 percent of us are committed to expanding upon our professional network. So are those what your planning as well? So I'd like to suggest three intentions to help you progress in your career this year. What do you think? So let's. Let's start with intention number one.
Speaker 3:7:00And intention number one is your learning potential is your earning potential. Yup. It's true. According to research by good habits. The biggest career trend tip for 2019 is personal development now after family, which was 66 percent, a quiet life, which was 50 percent experiences and traveling 46 percent and free time and hobbies, which was 40 percent. Now those are all personal values. The top priority for respondents professionally after those personal values is personal development. Putting my talents to use that was 35 percent of you above salary contribution to the world social context and an exciting life in Korea. How interesting is that? I've actually done a blog post on this as well, so if you want to see what the statistics and details a hop over to my website, but that's really interesting. So, so many of us want personal development and putting our talents to use as a top value or intention for 2019, however, only 10 percent of organizations globally, uh, taking on full scale projects to upskill their employees.
Speaker 3:8:12So if only 10 percent of organizations globally are taking on full scale projects, what does this mean for you? It means that if your organization isn't able to provide you with the training that you really want, you have to take matters into your own hands. If you want to get stuff done, really the person to rely on is you. Okay? So how are you going to get stuff done? You need to take control of your own education. Do you want support to take control of your career? I think most of you probably do. So just want to tell you that the careers academy online, it's a free membership site that I've created and you will gain access to career resources and training your personal and professional development. It's free to join. Okay. So your creative careers academy online and in the academy and what I've created for you are a, is a free. How to get a job online course, numerous three guides and lots of special offers on how to write a resume, personal branding for career success online programs, and much, much more so is your intention to develop personally and professionally this year. Then why not take action and make your learning potential, your earning potential this year? Sound good?
Speaker 3:9:33Intention number two, let's set this intention. Banish self limiting beliefs and trust yourself. You know that self limiting belief that sits on your shoulder telling you, oh, you can't do it, or you don't have the experience. Oh, you're too young or you're too old. You know all of that. Let's get rid of it. High self esteem and confidence is a key component of your success, so whether you are a man or a woman, a dip in your competence level can have dramatic effects on how you're perceived out there in the marketplace and what you achieve at work. You agree? Yup. Now I'm on a mission to help you to grow yourself. Belief in your ability to handle life's little and big challenges by assisting you to become resilient. Now I've gone through so many tough things in life and some of you may already know that, you know, over over three year period I went through just about every one of life's major challenges and stressors, including a country move, a divorce, financial concerns, having to find another job or roundabout the same time and oh my goodness, my, my stress level was so high that I honestly didn't know how I would be able to handle it, but I'm resilient.
Speaker 3:10:54I developed resilience. The knock backs that I experienced. I thought, no, I'm not going to let it beat me. I'm going to do something about it. Okay? We've all, we all experienced that banks and I've had, you know, plenty in my life as I say, but it's how we deal with those setbacks that form our character, setbacks of character building really they are and every cent back, look at it as an opportunity to develop resilience and also to help you bounce back in the careers academy online. You can. You can explore an online program that I have called how to build confidence and I created it to help you through those. Challenging times and to ensure that your intention, which is banished self limiting beliefs and trust yourself is fulfilled so you can always hop over there and have a look. Okay?
Speaker 3:11:44Now the third intention is to build your network because it is your net worth. Honestly, the people you know, the tribe you build around you who lift you up that's going to help you to be successful in your career, and when people hear the word network, I know that word networking causes many of my clients to to cringe, but only initially. Okay. They think that networking is kind of schmoozing or behaving like a sick fend for personal gain. No, it's not. It's not sucking up to people. Believe me. Networking is neither of those two terrible things. Networking is, and this is important to remember building genuine relationships. It's not selling, it's not pitching. It's the opportunity to get to know another person. Remember how good it feels to make a new friend. I've listened last time you made a new friend. Interesting, Huh? Now, if you're develop mutual trust and respect with each other and always takes a bit of time, doesn't it?
Speaker 3:12:46And then, and only then may career and business opportunities arise out of that relationship. You know, we like to deal with people that we know, like, and trust. So when you're networking, just thinking about making a friend again, making a connection, see if there's a bit of synergy between you. Okay? The primary focus when you're networking is to get to know the other person, the real person behind the facade of being a professional, very important person, right? Who are you really? In fact, what's behind your actual linkedin profile? All right, we're all genuine human beings, so why not? Let's get to know each other. Human being to human being. We all have the same worries, the same concerns. We all have self limiting beliefs. I, I know I certainly have them, but over the years, having developed the resilience, if my self limiting beliefs start to rear their ugly heads, I just say stop it and get on with stuff.
Speaker 3:13:47Impact. I read this book by Mel Robbins. I can highly recommend it. It's called the five second rule. Anytime you're feeling a little worried about something and you think, oh, I'm going to be talking myself out of this very quickly, use the five second rule, go five, four, three, two, one, and go, all right. You know, like five, four, three, two, one, blast off. So if you start to think, oh, I'm wavering a little bit and I really want to go and introduce myself to someone, but the more you think about it, the less likely you're going to do it. Just say to yourself, five, four, three, two, one, and then just do it. I do this when I'm lying in bed in the morning and I'm supposed to go and have my power walk, right? And I can easily say, oh, I'll just hit the snooze button again, or rollover and have a little bit more sleep.
Speaker 3:14:31But if I, oh, I'm so tired or. But if I say to myself, five, four, three, two, one, and leap out of bed, it's more likely that I'm going to go with my power walk. Well anyway, so far it's working. So let's think about what we're going to do when it comes to networking. Just want to tell you about linkedin local Sydney events. They're so popular. I've been co hosting them with the lovely Jillian bullock for over a year now and we hold them every month and at our events you can be the star of the show. However, the focus is on making authentic connections and a warm and friendly environment because we're really nice inclusive with everyone and we always tell people no schmoozing. It was selling, no pitching, just come meet some friends. Okay. So if you want to know when the next events are on, follow me on linkedin because I'm always posting when the next ones are on.
Speaker 3:15:22We've got one on the 30th of January and then after that there'll be one on the 26th February. Got them in May, August, November, already scheduled. So just have a look on linkedin and you'll be able to see my updates. Now expanding your network online. It's a wonderful thing, isn't it? Linkedin's great. And then taking those online connections offline is what solidifies the relationship. So combining both is the perfect way to fulfill the third intention, which is your network is your net worth and you're going to expand your net network this year. I hope so, and I'd love to hear about it. So in my show notes, do post a comment and tell me how you're going with it. All right now, just want to remind you that in the careers academy online, which is the careers academy Dot Online, you get the opportunity to network walk no matter where you are in the world, because I'm launching today, in fact the 14th of January, which is when I'm releasing this podcast, my group mastermind sessions and I personally host career coaching sessions and provide coaching and advice in a small group setting.
Speaker 3:16:31So anyone who registered to join the mastermind in, send me their questions in advance and I'll answer them during our mastermind session. It's going to be on this evening from eight to 9:00 PM. So I'm quite excited for our inaugural group mastermind. So why not join me next time and find out how I can support your personal development intentions. Just an extra thing is that if you're a careers academy member, you get huge discounts on my coaching sessions and a massive discount on the group mastermind coaching sessions too, so hop over to the careers academy.online and join three to join. Love to see you there now. I'm looking forward to hearing any other intentions you set for yourself this year, so pop them in the comments in my show notes and I hope to meet you in the careers academy online where you'll find a treasure trove of content and value to enhance your career. Now, hey, let's make 2019 a happy, healthy, and successful year. I wanted to be a joyous one for you and coming up next in my next episodes will be interviews with Bernard [inaudible], who's a marketing specialist and very inspirational and the amazing, amazing Victoria rose who I love. She's a live streaming video specialist and so there's plenty to learn from her as well, so that'll be coming up soon. And so until next time, stay happy, stay healthy. And May 2019. Be a wonderful year for you right now.
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