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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR CAREER

IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR CAREER

Most of us want to be CEO, or the head of the company we work for. Let's talk about your career goals for a moment.  How long will it take you to get to CEO at your current rate of growth? Is the CEO position open? Since everyone in the company has the same goal, and there can only be one CEO at a time, what are your chances of ever becoming CEO? The real answer to this question may well be ZERO. It may be easier to become CEO outside the company. Outside, you are CEO of your life.

 The company you work for is NOT the problem. The problem is how you define a "career".  A career is not how fast you rise up in the company ranks; it is the path you choose for your life. What many of us do not know is that your life goals should decide your career path. And not the other way round. However, most people choose careers before setting life goals and then end up in careers for life. This is like putting a cart in front of a horse, and expecting both cart and horse to move forward in an orderly manner. This always leads to a frustrating mid-career crisis. If you started out by choosing a career instead of setting life goals, then it is time to change your career.

Allan Bukusi

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