Imagine a career that's bigger, better and richer than the one you're in right now. A career where you are appreciated, well compensated, learn, grow and have fun with the people you work with. The type of career people read about in Forbes magazine and often wonder why not you. Truth is it can be you, the key is to define success beyond any single job or career path. In this week's Sun-day design I want you to create your career bucket list. Build your career dream that infuses the full range of your talents, strengths, interests and capabilities.
First, write your very own career wish list. Capture everything you want to do, see and experience over your lifetime. Here are few ideas to jump start your thinking - write a book about your life story, build your own company, teach women's wellness classes, accept a job overseas where you have to learn a new language, be sure to also include the philanthropic work you want to do, your global impact and reach. List at least 10 different careers. My own top 5 are entrepreneur, dancer, executive, author, and life coach - of course! Other ideas to consider - pilot, athlete, orator, painter, doctor, lawyer, talent agent, singer, chef, masseuse...I can go on. Share your list with some friends. They can offer great insights as to career and/or contributions you can give to people in the world.
Now for each experience you have listed, pick the one that you just have to do. The one you want the world to still talk about when you're no longer here. Okay, got it. Next, think of one thing you can do toward that goal this year. If it's writing your book commit to an outline or the first three chapters. Last step is to do it this week! Yikes, say what?? Yes, you can write those chapters this week, it's been stirrings in your head and heart for years. Want to go global, well there are global centers, programs and outreach in every major U.S. City. If that's not feasible the global community is online too. One small step on the career journey you love is achievable in the span of one week. You are ready, start that kick starter or go fund me project. Leave a comment and share your career bucket list story too.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.