When I was assessing my goals last year, a trusted advisor helped me realise that I wasn’t backing myself enough with my business. She was right, and I thank her wholeheartedly for encouraging me to get serious, make some courageous decisions and act on them.
On reflection, my milestones for 2013 include creating a vision statement, a fresh logo and brand identity, monthly blog posts, a social media presence and a realistic marketing strategy. The pay-offs have seen me help many local people with their job search skills plus my growing presence in the community as the person who helps job seekers achieve their career goals.
I find inspiration in the words of philosopher Henry David Thoreau: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams – live the life you’ve imagined!
My message for those looking for work or changing careers in 2014 is to never underestimate your potential, be positive in your approach and back yourself. This will create the right energy to put you in a place to achieve what you want. The opportunities are out there, so go for it!