Some people search hard for career stability.
Many leaders and executives I coached and work on some level are discreetly trying to find more stability in their careers, work or even in their respective companies.
They may be working for Fortune 100 companies and established roles, but I know inside their heart will have some form of worry or concern.
They will have questions like:
“How to stay relevant in the future world?”
“How to stay competitive and not easily replaced by their management?”
“What do they need to do in order to build a stronger relationship with their senior management and their team?”
“What it takes to get promoted to the next higher level so that they can feel more secure?”
This is actually quite a common scenario as stability is something we all wanted so that we can have a peace of mind. Interestingly, the key to stability is not to look outside of it.
With the ever-changing economy, technology and even organizations, it won’t be effective if you just rely on them. In fact, it can be disastrous if you fully rely on them.
True stability is when you look at yourself. Turn your mirror around from the outside to yourself, you can only find your own fire, enthusiasm and what really drives you to work.
And if need to, that inner enthusiasm have to start from scratch, or even from improvisation on whatever resources you can tap on.
So where can you find Career Stability?
True stability can only come from inside of yourself, not outside.
I came across many people who think that by working for large companies, their career will be secure. Or they are able to find good bosses and mentors within the organization.
Or they have solid titles that many others will envy. And yet, they come to me to find how to be more secure and stable.
They have relied too much on the external factors that they neglect what’s inside them which is more important.
Can you ask yourself these questions:
- Do I really feel good about myself at the end of each working day?
- Am I proud of your achievement so far?
- Do I feel meaningful about the work I do?
- Will I smile when I stepped into the office?
- How do I feel when I see my boss and co-workers?
Take time to reflect these questions. Bring a notepad to a peaceful place. It can be a beach, a park, or any place you feel comfortable with.
It’s better to start planning what drives you internally to enjoy what you do and excel.
And quite often, some of them may hesitate to do it, cited that they are too old to change anything if they really uncover what they truly love.
Nothing is too late to have career stability. Because for everything, it starts with you.
Feel free to drop me a message if you have any question in relation to your career.
I will be glad to offer you a complimentary chat to answer some of your questions.
Have an awesome week ahead.