As I write this blog, my parents are on a plane heading back to Georgia. A plethora of Lockes, relatives, close family friends and my father's childhood associates descended upon the DC area to celebrate his 80th birthday.
Quite an accomplishment and quite a milestone - it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate my father's life and his legacy...there were toasts, tears of joy and gratitude and an overwhelming outpouring of love. A celebration fit for a king, more importantly, a celebration fit for my earthly king - my father.
When was the last time you celebrated the milestones in your life? Whether big or small, your accomplishments, milestones, achievements (whatever you call them) needed to be acknowledged and celebrated.
We are almost at the end of the first quarter for 2012 - can you come up with 10 things in your career and personal development growth chart that you can celebrate today?
Here are a few things to consider...
- Changed jobs to pursue your true passion or move into new industry
- Started a new degree or certification program
- Received company award or acknowledgement for work performance
- Given opportunity to lead high-profile or special project in your company
You get the idea...now go create your own list. If you cannot stop and recognize your progress, it's going to be hard to stay motivated and keep going. What I have done in this first quarter? I thought you would never ask:) How's this for starters...
-- Attended Career Thought Leaders industry conference in March
-- Got new company logo created (in revision stage)
-- Signed up for two new executive career certifications - one will start in July and the other in October
-- Will be attending the Radical Conference in VA this weekend to network and connect with other women entreprenuers
-- Started and completed a new website - about 80% finished
and there is more!! However, you will need to wait for more of my good news. I would love to hear some of your career highlights so far...
About Abby, Executive Career Architect, Job Search Expert, Master Resume Writer
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