CEO OF YOUR CAREER with Ipupa Fadeyi – The Desire to Grow
How to advance your career is a question that the majority of young professionals ask their mentors. This mentoring guide is based on the progression of my professional and personal growth.
As a young professional, recognize that you are the CEO of your career from the start. Learn career management techniques and apply the principles to your professional development. It takes understanding and skill to methodologically plan your career and know what skills will get you ahead in the workplace. You may think the future of work is fluid and doesn’t require planning. On the contrary, even digital nomads are careful about how to navigate their careers.
Have a written plan
Focus on your personal development and transformation. Keep in mind that looking at your career path alone won’t help you move forward. Propose in your heart where you want to be, create an effective and solid personal growth plan and act on it. Once the mind has received a visual representation of what you want to become, it begins to actively think in that direction. I strongly believe in keeping a diary and having a documented vision.
Be careful with your choice of words. Choosing to be positive and optimistic about your future is beneficial and essential to achieving your goals. It builds confidence and enhances your inner strength. Avoid limiting and negative words. Your words are a reflection of your reality that shapes your future. Therefore, cultivate a culture of saying words that match your vision and who you want to become.
Sharpen your soft skills
As the CEO of your career, read a lot about current and future soft skills. Soft skills can help you in all areas of your life. Most importantly, learn the skills needed for today’s hybrid digital workplace, such as digital communication, self-management, how to stand out in a digital world, the ability to network and connect effectively with colleagues in a digital environment.
Geographic location is no longer a limit to leadership, and those who embrace this reality increase their employability skills.
Doesn’t seem to be ‘boujee’
Harness your social skills by developing a positive mindset and overcome your fears. Doesn’t seem to be boujee. Showing a genuine interest in people opens up more opportunities for career advancement.
Offer sincere compliments and support to your colleagues. You cannot function in your purpose for yourself. As an emerging leader, develop a high sense of self-awareness. It’s one of the healthiest ways to build relationships and a network that could open doors for you in the future. They say you have to dig a well before you need water!
* Ipupa Fadeyi is a personal and professional development mentor and founder of IpupaK Grow You Mentorship.