“If you could be at your mental peak for an extra 20 years, imagine what you could contribute to society.” — Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder of Singularity University
“As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
The best time to think about resilience is when times are good. Not when the train’s already off the tracks. While we’re riding the New Year wave, let’s consider the habits we can put in place to strengthen our career resilience skills.
Once you’ve settled on those 2020 commitments though, what you do next is crucial. After all, the starting gate is littered with goals that fizzled out without supporting strategies or plans.
We need a new framework for identifying our goals. Before we can make our goals S-M-A-R-T, we first have to understand the direction we want to take our careers and our lives.
We’ve all heard it. “Play to your strengths.” But we can’t play to it if we don’t know it. Here are some tools to help get a better understanding.
As we move toward a world where more and more, algorithms rule what gets put in front of us, it’s more important that lean into building human connections. And that we curate the relationships that fill our work-lives so that we have more win-wins and mutual gains.
Instead of pretending it’s not happening, companies should be having honest discussions with staff about the future of work, especially their skills fit-gap. Initiate the conversation with your boss, if no one’s talking about it at work.