Everyone wants to be promoted. Everyone would like to earn a higher wage. If you haven't moved up in your career lately, what do you feel is holding you back? How would you grade your personal performance? Unless you are growing and continuing to add more value to your employer, it makes sense that your salary won't grow either.
For many, the deliberate learning process stopped after completing their highest level of education. I get it, life got busy and other parts of your life got in the way. If you seek improved outcomes in your career, then it's in your best interest to reignite the learning process again. I know you have it in you, and I'm here to help you unlock what's hibernating within. Your job should feel like more to you than just a job, and continual growth is a quick qay to make that happen.
Okay, that all makes sense, but what should I be doing to begin learning again? What should I be focusing on to earn the promotion I desire?
When you went to school as a child you had teachers (or in another word, coaches) who provided thorough explanations to help you learn and grow. They gave you structured content (homework) to help you practice and master what they had taught you. They then gave you quizzes and exams to grade your mastery and understand where your gaps were so that you could further perfect your skills.
Think about how Tiger Woods became the best golfer in the world. Sure, he has heaps of natural hand-eye coordination, but his practice and self-evaluation are relentless. The tournaments that he plays in continually test his abilities against the other professionals. He has one of the best swings in the world, but still works with coaches regularly to constantly fine tune and perfect his swing to take him to even higher levels. He spends countless hours on the putting greens practicing his stroke. He uses tools and additional coaches to help him improve his putting. He is constantly studying other players, new techniques, and is scrutinizing himself to help him continue to grow to stay competitive. His tournament play tests how well his preparation equipped him for success. After each tournament, he takes time to reflect on how he did, strategically plan how he will correct his mistakes and then works with his coaches to further refine his craft. It's a four-part continual process.
Are you beginning to picture the growth cycle? Coaches teach him. He practices on his own to improve. He competes to continually evaluate where he's at. He is constantly judging his own performance to understand how he can constantly improve… and then works with his coaches again to perpetuate the cycle.
It's no accident that Tiger was the best in the world for nearly a decade. Today, many younger players have emulated him to become the latest phenoms in golf.
In the same way, working to improve in your career is no different than being a competitive athlete.How would you grade your personal performance? If you want to improve in any aspect of your career or life, you must go through the same steps.
- Constantly evaluate your own performance to understand where the largest opportunities are for you to grow
- Put yourself in challenging situations to test your abilities and understand where you're at
- Work with a coach who has the knowledge and expertise to help you take your skills to the next level
- Refine those skills through your own commitment and practice to get you where you want to go
Be sure to stop and take a moment to congratulate yourself for your growth, and then jump right back in.
If you aren't sure where to start or need something to ignite your journey of growth, give us a call. Visit our coaching page at WehnerEd.com/coaching to schedule a free time with me to discuss your goals and determine the best path forward for you. Each call is 100% private and you have nothing to lose. In fact, I would argue that you only have benefits to gain. WehnerEd exists to help you be your best, and I'm inspired daily by the results our clients achieve. I hope you're ready to be next.