5 Pieces Of Career Advice Every Woman Should Follow
It’s not a secret that the key to successfully accomplishing goals is staying motivated. But every now and again, staying motivated is a tough thing. There is always more hard work to be done, and you may not enjoy all tasks on your to-do-list. So whether you’re looking to beat the Monday blues or just need a little kick, read on for some inspiration and career advice I picked up along the way.
Do something you’re passionate about. Life is too short
Whether you're more of a creative head, love to sing, or have a secret connection with Excel spreadsheets, pursue whatever makes you happiest! Why go through life doing something you hate day in and day out when you can be doing something you love? It might make less money, but in the end, a fulfilled day-to-day life is is worth so much more than a six-figure salary.
Never take a no from a person that doesn't have the power to say yes
Decide what you want and ask for it. And don’t stop when they tell you no, especially if they’re not able to tell you yes. If you do push, even a little, you can often get whatever it is you want. Key here is to always try to get the decision-makers. This might be a little hard at times, but once you get that person, they’re completely empowered to solve your problem, and they often do.
It's never too late for a career change
Maybe you realise the career you chose in your early twenties is not what you really want, or maybe your enthusiasm has taken a dip and you suddenly have the desire to do something different. It might be time to grab your career by the horns and switch things up. It’s never too late to make a change. And it might be the best decision you ever make.
Failure in life is inevitable
As J.K. Rowling used to say, "it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default".
Failure does not mean something is holding you back from success, and it is nothing to be afraid of. Instead, it's part of what leads you to it. So embrace failure and keep trying; see every failure as another lesson learned.
Take pride in what you do
There is an old saying, anything worth doing, is worth doing well.
Your work is a manifestation of you. It speaks to your attention to detail, your level of creativity and your level of quality.
You own it. It has your name on it. Take pride in that. If you are a proud person you will always turn in your best work. So strive for the best among the crowd, give your all and take that pride!