There are many reasons people feel stuck in their career; it is either they find themselves in the wrong career path or they are playing with the old set of rules. If you find yourself in the former category, you really need to reconsider your priorities. But if you find yourself in the latter, then this article will show you 4 sure ways to get unstuck and stay ahead in your career.
These days, just doing your job is not enough, you’ve got to expand, network, adapt and unlearn and even learn new skills to stay ahead of the game. Here are 4 Ways to Stay Ahead in your Career.
1. Build and Leverage Relationships: If you surround yourself with 5 smart people, you will be the sixth, if you surround yourself with 5 rich people, in a short time, you will be the sixth. Like the old saying says, your network determines your net worth. This saying does not just refer to financial net worth alone, but also in terms of character, attitude and values.
2. Get Feedback: It was Ken Blanchard who said that “feedback is the breakfast of champions”. With quality feedback, you can quickly make changes and step up your game where necessary. You should carefully select people who will give you feedback. They should be people who are playing the game at a higher level than you, people with results.
3. Solver Bigger Problems:It was Anthony Robbins who said that, “if you do what you have always done, you get what you have always gotten”. To be recognized as a quality team player or one who stays ahead of the game, you need to solve bigger problems that will showcase your value.
4. Learn a Skill for today and tomorrow: There are several ways to acquire new skills; some of these ways include the use of exclusive online training modules, YouTube educational videos, open source courses, books, finding expert mentors (online /offline) or attending training sessions by subject matter experts. In addition, read up on industry news, sounding updated about relevant events in your industry can make you sound intelligent in meetings.