Today’s blog post is by 10Eighty CEO and Founder Michael Moran. He has a passion for helping people maximise their potential and believes everyone should have job satisfaction and a successful career and helps organisations design jobs and career paths that maximise employee engagement.
It’s that time of year. Time to reflect. Looking back over 2018.It’s all about taking the time to appreciate what you have. Enjoying the moment.As you get older you start to lose people who have been a constant feature in your life, it seems strange that they are no longer there.At the same time, you see the arrival of the next generation, and the opportunity to shape their thinking and behaviours (that includes supporting DCFC).
It’s also essential you take the time to appreciate your achievements. Savour the moment. It is far too easy to be dismissive of things you once strived as we move onto to the next goal. Likewise, don’t beat yourself up on things that didn’t work. Having blown £100k on marketing and business development that didn’t get the business to the next level, it is important to take the learnings, and seek out the positives. Business growth is not a straight line. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Resilience and determination are essential characteristics for the entrepreneur.
So looking forward, it’s time to set goals. It’s time to remind yourself of mission and purpose. My mission for all those clients with whom I work is to help them achieve job satisfaction and career success. I truly believe this is something that is attainable for all. My purpose is to create a self sustaining business, build on repeatable and predictable revenues. As both a career coach and business leader I recognise that you need to push yourself, risk take, seek out new experiences. This year I experienced my first massage and meditation sessions. Trust me when I say this is well outside my comfort zone. Whilst not something I would necessarily repeat, it is good to do things outside of your comfort zone.
This serves to reinforce my belief in the importance of learning and indeed the need to seek out learning. As a career coach I see too many people who have checked out of learning. I remain absolutely convinced the secret of everlasting employability (quick plug for the book) is self investment. This year my big self investment has been podcasts. I have combined my love of walking (read the need for exercise) with listening to podcasts. My favourite work podcast has to be Jacob Morgan’s the future of work, with sports favourites Radio 5 live The Football daily and Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong guy. Please check them out.
So to conclude, as we welcome 2019, I urge you to appreciate those around you, your family, colleagues and friends. Take the time to reflect on what you’ve achieved in the last 12 months, but more importantly make a commitment to stretch yourself, seek out new experiences and go boldly into the new year.
Wishing you all a very prosperous new year.