THE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR CAREER
If you want to get ahead, here’s who can help
The adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” has significantly more weight in this 21st century world of busy-ness where job vacancies are filled before they are advertised and previously unthought-of collaborations appear out of nowhere to create new and competitive markets.
However, who is in your network and how much input or influence they have on what you are doing or trying to achieve is critical to your growth and success.
Choosing your network wisely starts with these people.
Your own personal cheerleading squad is key to your success. They are with you through thick or thin, never giving up on you, always dreaming big with you. Promoters pull you toward your future dreams, make noise about potential possibilities, spend time with you to explore how you’re going to achieve your goals and inspire you to become more.
Climbing the ladder of success can be a lonely task, requiring grit, determination and perseverance. We all experience days of frustration and disappointment, days when we have to face our fears, make tough decisions or calls, push past failures, recalibrate our reality and keep focused on opportunities that lie outside our comfort zone. Having the right crew to help you overcome these difficulties, keeping you mentally tough and balanced, is crucial.
Seek out teachers who will continue to help develop your mastery and knowledge, pushing you to know more. They may have already achieved what you want to achieve and will willingly open doors, make introductions and pave the way to your success.
The right teachers teach you mastery, guide and stretch your thinking and encourage you to push, because they know that this constant curiosity creates real opportunity for growth, achievement and success.
Butt-kickers listen to your dreams and accelerate your goals, pushing you to do more and holding you accountable for all your actions — and then some.
Sydney-based Janine Garner is the author of It’s Who You Know: How a network of 12 key people can fast-track your success (Wiley) and From Me To We: Why Commercial Collaboration Will Future Proof Business, Leaders and Personal Success (Wiley). Visit http://www.janinegarner.com.au