Market Me First - The Positive Career and Work Action Plan Market Yourself | Make Money | Be Happy

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Since 2005. Market yourself. Find better work. Make a name. Survive Layoffs. Be successful.


What do you know?

What do you know?

When you get your next paycheck OR how many new contacts you made this week?

What's on TV tonight OR what's on your professional schedule next year?

Your supervisor's name OR the names of five companies you would like to work for?

How many miles until your car's next oil change OR how many months until your next career change?

How many days of vacation you have accrued OR how many appointments with career makers you have made?

Ask yourself the hard question: What do you know? What do you really know?

A Person To Know

Are you a Person To Know?

Do you get phone calls or emails which start with "So and so said I should talk to you.."?

Do you find yourself being constantly recognized and stopped at trade shows and conventions?

Are you solicited for your opinion often? By co-workers? By the press? By your competitors?

The world craves an expert. Become an expert in something. Something which may or may not be relevant immediately, but relevant all the same.

Now market yourself. Write. Post. Speak. Sell.

Career map your expertise. Become someone to know.

The Big Picture

What did you do this morning before attending to your daily career path?

Where are you on your long term plans? What about mid term? What about for the year? Have you met your mid year goals yet?

Most likely, you were more concerned with what to wear TODAY. What phone calls and emails had to be completed TODAY. Maybe some personal business which needed to be completed TODAY?

Take some time first thing every morning and focus on next year, ten years, twenty. Focus on the big picture. Don't worry about the details, rather, think only about the long term plan.

What do you want to do? Where do you want to be? When will you make your next big move? Will you be ready to move now? How about in one year? Five years? If the promotion came at 9:01 this morning, will you be ready to relocate? What about in six months? When do you start your own company? Do you have a business plan?

The dry cleaning and bills can wait 15 minutes while you get back on track with the big picture. Widen the angle and focus. TODAY.
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