This is YOUR year. Repeat after me…
2019 IS MY YEAR!
If there is anything you propose to do in 2019, please believe this. Believe IN and BE yourself.
Personally, I am not a fan of the big new year resolutions. I am of the belief that these grand resolutions breed a lot of disappointment when not followed through. Still, I am a fan of striving to be a better version of yourself and of positive thinking in general. My post A Positive Way of Thinking for the New Year discusses this view in greater detail.
I continue to learn a lot about personal growth and the power of believing in yourself. Life has a funny way of pointing us in the direction we need to be in – it is up to us to follow that direction or continue to live in fear and doubt.
Living authentically doesn’t always come easy. A lot of people will doubt you and if you let those voices get in your head, you will fear what you know in your heart. You will be living to serve others, not yourself.
If you do anything in 2019, make sure it is an investment in YOU! Learn how to be comfortable with who you are deep down inside – no, not just comfortable – HAPPY and BLESSED. You are a beautiful human being with a purpose on this earth.
Learn about what drives you. What is your motivation for waking up every morning? Go after that… then go some more. Get excited about your passion and let your light shine bright. The more you invest in yourself, the more life has a funny way of investing in you too.
Get excited about learning your strengths and your weaknesses. Don’t let that burden you. Once you are comfortable with your weaknesses and own them, find a way to overcome them. Don’t be ashamed – none of us are perfect. Take accountability for who you are. Own that! Respect yourself enough to be authentically honest with who you are.
Fear has a way of taking over when we start to examine ourselves. This business of being honest about who we are and what drives us is hard work. As a resume writer, this post should be about investing in my services (hahaha!). But what I have learned is that it is pointless to invest in a resume writer unless you have a clear goal and vision in mind of where you want to be and who you are (this is where investing in a career coach should come first 😉).
Sure, I can write a stellar resume that highlights your accomplishments and career success this year. It will help you land the interview. Is it really speaking to who you are? Probably not. Does it brand your personality and unique attributes in a way that sells you for the industry that drives your success? No.
Want to go after your passion and bring your career to new heights in 2019? You must know who you are and what makes you YOU. How are you unique? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Without asking yourself these hard questions, how will you step into a new role and shine like the bright star that you are?
Today’s labour market is tough. It is easy to get lost in the job search applicant pool. What is the best way to stand out? Know yourself! Know what drives you! Know what makes you unique! Take that knowledge and use it to sell who you are and why you are the best applicant for the job.
Don’t let fear or the voices of others tell you that you are wasting your time. Walk confidently in the direction of your dreams, face the fear of failure head-on, and believe that you are worth the investment!
Need help bringing your career to new heights in 2019? I am always here.
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