In coming weeks I will return to talking about careers.
For now I want to use this time to explore topics and themes that can serve as the gateway to career success.
Living through the pandemic a lot of us have had to put our big goals on hold.
I would say that to feel productive in a time like this you can engage in a garden-variety self-improvement project.
This is what I’m doing using the Changeology 90-Day Action Plan. To recap each step:
Step 1: Psych
Step; 2: Prep
Step 3: Perspire
Step 4: Persevere
Step 5: Persist.
The goal you set should be S.M.A.R.T: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant and Time-Specific.
From my own experience I’ve seen it’s better to set goals in a stair-step progression from easier to achieve to harder to obtain.
I’m in Step 3 of my goal. Step 3 lasts at least 6 weeks according to the Changeology book.
I started to execute the new behavior on June 1, 2020 of this month. For the last two weeks I’ve been successful. I will continue with Step 3 through July 2020 of this year.
My plan of publishing the Working Assets book will take longer to come to fruition.
For now I will use this blog as the medium for giving readers information culled from my work as a career services librarian.
In this blog I will show readers what I’ve done to empower you to take action in your own life.
Take what’s helpful and change and modify what I talk about to suit your own needs.
Everything I write has been road-tested by me. There’s nothing controversial about what I’m writing.
The difference is I’m catering to a target market that no one else sees as being a target market to begin with.
I’m giving readers competitive information.
If you ask me engaging in goal-seeking behavior can give your life meaning and purpose during a time like the pandemic.
It’s a great way to feel better about yourself and to feel productive.
Just remember: a big goal might have to be put on hold.
Yet any kind of self-improvement project can benefit a person at any time in their life.