9 Secrets to Career Success

Written by Bill Dueease

Are you miserable at your job (or what you are doing) but go anyway to earn a living? Do you feel you are unable to use your talents and are doing things that are stressful? Do you find yourself in a career rut? Wouldn’t you rather be in your ideal income position and “Go to Play” everyday? Most people spend approximately 35% to over 67% of their waking hours working. Being unhappy for so much ofrepparttar day makes it difficult to enjoyrepparttar 149283 rest of your waking hours. Think how your life will turn around when you are actually enjoying your "work." In your ideal career you will be doing what you love and be so good at it that you will produce considerable value which will attract more rewards (including money) than you need.

Does this sound impossible? Well it isn’t. Here are 9 secrets to getrepparttar 149284 career you will really enjoy.

Secret #1 Focus on you first, before looking at a career Most people have followedrepparttar 149285 same trial and error path to work. They take a job that appears to berepparttar 149286 best “opportunity” and try it out. They adjust to what their bosses andrepparttar 149287 company want in hopes of advancement. They eventually discover that they are stuck in a job or career that they really don't like. Then they decide to try another job “opportunity” andrepparttar 149288 error cycle continues. To get out of this job rut and get your ideal career you will want to look at your wants and needs first, to discover what your ideal career looks like, before you select your next position.

Secret #2 Discover your true passions All of us have things we are passionate about doing, but have suppressed them because of a number of reasons. Even though you do not consciously know your passions exist, your subconscious “gut” does. You are probably fulfilling a hidden passion when you do something that gives you a very good “gut” feeling. Conversely, when your “gut” tightens up and creates stress, it is probably because you are doing something at work you are passionate about NOT doing. Once you consciously discover what you are passionate about doing and not doing, you will be able to create a position that allows you to fulfill both. When you follow your passions, you eliminate your conflicts, you have more energy, you have more fun, and you become much better at what you do.

Secret #3 Discover your true desires and priorities Most of us do not takerepparttar 149289 time in life to discover our true desires and priorities. We seem to just go withrepparttar 149290 flow and hope that we are heading inrepparttar 149291 right direction. We tend to suppress our true desires and priorities forrepparttar 149292 sake of others. Yet,repparttar 149293 one big reason we feel so frustrated in working at a job is becauserepparttar 149294 work conflicts with our true desires and priorities. These conscious conflicts create guilt, doubt, and eventual stress. Yes, you can balance your personal, work and family priorities, but only after you dig to discover what they truly are. You can organize your occupation around your own personal priorities, which will allow you to perform much better at work and reaprepparttar 149295 additional rewards you deserve. For example, look at how many home-based businesses have popped up to allow people to fulfill both family and work priorities without undue conflicts.

Secret #4 Discover your true values Everyone has his or her own value system. Unfortunately, people rarely look into them and more often than not acceptrepparttar 149296 values imposed byrepparttar 149297 companies they work for. Just look atrepparttar 149298 damage caused torepparttar 149299 many employees of Enron, World Com, Global Crossing and others whose beliefs did not agree withrepparttar 149300 misguided values ofrepparttar 149301 CEO's and higher executives. Were all ofrepparttar 149302 employees misguided? Certainly not. Most had very honest values but they were penalized anyway.

Secret #5 Discover your true talents All of us are blessed with certain talents, yet we rarely stop to really figure out what they are. You will enjoy working, be much more productive, and generate more quality results when you maximizerepparttar 149303 use of your talents at work. Your increased productivity and higher quality results will attract greater rewards for you. Matching your natural talents to your income position will create greater enjoyment and attract increased rewards atrepparttar 149304 same time.

Ten Things About Your Career Development

Written by Martin Haworth

Career Development. Who tells us about this when we start in our first job or make decisions about college? No one. So do we end up inrepparttar perfect job or are we a square peg in a round hole, forever sub-clinically depressed? It's pot-luck...want some help...

There are some tactics you can action whatever you wish for from your career. Whatever you might think right now, you have allrepparttar 149175 tools you need for a career which give you joy and fulfilment. You might not think that possible, or that it will leave you cash poor. But that's not usuallyrepparttar 149176 case. Your life can change within your control.

Those who arerepparttar 149177 best at Career Development...

  1. Recognise Unease

    They see within themselves that they are not as happy as they should be and take steps to find out why.

  2. Get Creative

    Throughrepparttar 149178 murk and confusion, they are able to step back and seerepparttar 149179 big picture and leave nothing out as options.

  3. Understand their Values

    By finding out just what is truly important to them - what gives them a real buzz, they use this to create a picture of what it is they want from their career.

  4. Devise Tactics

    And so they plan, step by step to see what they can leverage from their current role. What they have elsewhere that they can utilise. All to prepare for moving towards their future

  5. Have a Goal

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