Certainly you have seen wildly successful people who achieved a great deal in their careers – all the while making it look easy. Do you ever wonder how they really got to where they are? Perhaps you think they just had that special something or were super-incredibly dedicated or especially gifted and talented which effortlessly raised them to great heights.
The truth is more often than not high achievers and people that reach their personal and professional goals have a plan and a simple strategy for doing it.
If you have dreamed about changing careers or industries but have held onto that dream for so long and done nothing about it, then I have good news for you. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Here are a few tips to begin to make the shift from dreaming to action:
Tip One: Don’t Push – Be Pulled
To break that inertia that has held your dreams hostage for so long begin thinking and operating from the place you want to be. Accept and embrace that you want to move forward in the direction of your goals. In other words, picture your dream job in your mind, and give yourself permission to step into this world. This will automatically pull you forwards, closer towards your goals.
This can start with something as small as a magazine subscription relating to your new industry, purchasing a book, taking a class or finding and talking to an industry mentor.
Tip Two: Surround Yourself with Experts
If you put your focus on getting closer to people who are already successful in your industry of choice you will move forward fast! These are the people who have the answers to your questions and if you have ever reached for a goal before, you know that mentoring only has to result in just one idea that changes everything (in a good way!).
Step out of that place of uncertainty and wondering if things really could work and into a place where you can empower yourself by being educated, mentored and empowered by others! The best place to do this is a trade association, social networking group or a group of people in a company who are willing to mentor you.
Tip Three: Invest In Yourself
Do you know why business owners have business coaches or why corporate executives have performance coaches? Because they know that an objective opinion – help from someone who has been there and done that – will help them to easily and quickly solve their professional problems and overcome whatever obstacles are in their way. No one would do it if it didn’t work!
And here is something else they don’t do: they don’t wait until they are ready. They move more often well before they feel or think they are ready! So invest in yourself, in a coach, an expert you need, a seminar or a class to keep yourself always learning and being the best you can be as it relates to your professional goals!