Have you seen a rocket launch? It has a huge explosion as it takes off into space. Imagine exploding off into your career just like a rocket! That is what we will be sharing with you, ten keys to rocket boost you into your career.
The first key to rocket-boost your career is to BE PRESENT! Be present with your mind, body, and spirit. There are many distractions and with how much technology has progressed it can cause our minds to not be present and focused on the job at hand. We need to be fully engaged at work! One way to be sure you are present is by managing your time. One way we teach this is by having a plan that you follow everyday with different routines. For example, a morning routine, a night routine, and a workday start and end routine. Making certain routines for your life and time can help you to be fully present at each point in your day whether you are on the job or at home. You can learn more about these routines through VFNKB Coaching HERE by contacting us and through the VFNKB Community HERE. Greg also wrote the book I Will Fight which gives strategies for success and your morning routine is one strategy for your success; you can get your free copy HERE today.
The second key to rocket-boost your career is to THINK LIKE A BUSINESS OWNER. What do we mean by that? Many employees may only think that they just need to show up five minutes before their shift starts and not do anything extra other than what they have been asked to do. You want to think of yourself as the business owner, because you are offering your company your time, intelligence, resources, skillset, energy, character and integrity. Because of this when you come into your workplace know that you are a valued part of the team and that you are exchanging your services for money that they are paying you. In a way you are part owner of the business you work for because you are entrusted with part of the business. When you are faithful in what is entrusted to you then you will stand out to your employer and you will be the one they turn to when they need help and have a place for promotion! You are the one because who else would it be?
The third key to rocket-boost your career is to BE AN ASSET NOT A LIABLITY. An asset is something that adds value and raises the bar by making the place of employment better just by you being there. When you miss a day of work you are missed because you are an asset! You want to be an asset!
The fourth key to rocket-boost your career is to BE PROFICIENT. Being proficient means that you may have to go beyond the normal hours you work and take the time to develop your skill base. You can do this by taking educational courses and reading books to find out how to do your job better so that when you are on the job you are performing at the highest levels! As a believer it is a great witness to be the person who is proficient at your work. It is taking the gifts and talents that God has given you by taking them to the next level and investing in what He gave you.
The fifth key to rocket-boost your career is to GET A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR COMPANY AND MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS. If you don’t know what is expected of you, you can’t succeed! You must know what is expected of you and have the clear understanding of those expectations because your company will look at your performance to see if you met their expectations. Write down the expectations so that you can read them anytime and remember why you are doing what you are doing. This will bring clarity where previously you may have been unsure. One way to do this is to schedule a one on one meeting with your manager or supervisor once a week so that you can have a clear purpose of what the expectations are for that week.
The sixth key to rocket-boost your career is to PRACTICE CLEAR COMMUNICATION WITH MANAGEMENT. This seems basic but there are many ways to communicate now like email, direct messaging, text messaging, and many more. Because there are so many ways to communicate, things can get lost in translation and some things can be taken the wrong way. You need to take the initiative to get clarity on what has been communicated so that you can be confident in what you are doing.
The seventh key to rocket-boost your career is to set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. GOALS! First you want your goals to be SPECIFIC and MEASURABLE so that you can go back and measure what you accomplished. Next, you want to be ACTIONABLE; how can you take action with your goal? These goals that we are talking about should be bigger than you! RISKY goals, which we would call stepping out in faith, is next. This is a risk that you thought about and it is where you want to go with your career or business. It would be stepping out into something that is bigger than you and you must cry out to God all the time to help you reach your goal. If you aren’t crying out to God, then your goals aren’t big enough. Next, you must have a TIMEKEY which is a due date for your goal. If you don’t have a due date, then your goal is just a dream. A due date will put a sense of urgency on your goal since you know there is an end date. Also, your goal must be EXCITING! If it is not exciting it is a project or a task. Find something that is exciting and elevates you because it must be something that motivates you to meet your goal. Write down why you are excited about your goal, so you can go back and read it when you forget. Finally, your goal must be RELEVANT to what season you are in your life.
The eighth key to rocket-boost your career is to RECORD YOUR DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. Being able to write down all that you have accomplished that day will give you something to celebrate because you see what you have completed! Many successful people don’t celebrate their wins, but this will give you hope during your daily work.
The ninth key to rocket-boost your career is to STAY FOCUSED AND ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS. Distractions are different for everyone, so you need to know what takes you off focus and eliminate that from the time you have set to work.
We have the tenth key to rocket-boost your career available in the VFNKB Community HERE which will give you the fuel you need to launch your career. What are some key strategies that you know that can rocket boost a career? We want to hear from you! You can contact us through the VFNKB Community HERE or write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.