Posts Tagged ‘career’
Welcome to Day 11 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!
This challenge has been an excellent experience so far, I’m learning, actively growing and able to expand my knowledge. Now to get down to the nitty gritty:
Which business model is best for you and what one revenue stream is most feasible?
Yesterday I discussed my two key options for streams of revenue. Today I’m narrowing it down to just one and explaining why. As Natalie discusses in today’s post the two most viable business options are selling yourself vs. selling others. I know that sometimes I tend to sell myself short and not highlight my skills as effectively as I could. However selling myself and my expertise is certainly something I can stand behind and as projects and clients come into place, I’ll have a clear idea of how effectively I’ll be able to promote the project based on my skill set.
That behind said the one revenue stream which will work best for my business model is active. Why? The hands on approach of interacting with others through coaching, trainings, seminars or one-on-one sessions will work great with my personality. As a extrovert I get most of my energy from being around others and working closely with them to ensure success. I recently took a work compatibility test and received my strengths card via Good.co
Taking the test and reading through my score was an excellent way to put business and my work ethic into perspective. It helped me identify the places where I can increase my skills and take a look at the places where my personality type could pull me off track.
What are you strengths which work best with your business model?
A couple of months ago my career transition as I went from a moderately busy marketing and production coordinator to an incredibly busy account manager. How can you not jump at an exciting opportunity and huge responsibility? I threw myself into my work and learned that, long hours, project management and short breaks for yet another cup of coffee might not be the best way to handle stress. Which is why I was thrilled to discover headspace only this afternoon. (Get some).
Headspace is an app for those of us who are stressed and need to find the time to practice mindfulness and meditation. I must admit, those first 10 minutes of meditation were…well…stressful. I can’t handle sitting still and doing nothing, even 2 minutes seems like forever! However 10 minutes later I felt relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for another round.
While my career is in health and wellness sometimes I forget its more than just eating right and staying fit, there is the wellness component which touches mind, body and soul.
What do you do to reduce stress?
In lieu of transitions at work and new responsibilities I’ve found myself varying in feeling excited for new achievements and intimidated by the enormous role I find myself undertaking. This morning I was feeling another rush of anticipation for Monday challenges, however while sipping my homemade white chocolate mocha before work, I realized I had yet to crack open the new issues of Entrepreneur magazine.
The Editor’s Note is one section I always read, this month it is titled “Rebel Yells” and goes on to throw a positive spin on disruption in business. As Editor in Chief, Amy C. Cosper says:
Disruption in business is a heady concept…when you disrupt something, you change the predicted outcomes.
Which is good right? Disruption in the form of positive change serves to bring the wow factor into your presentation, project and/or organization. The culture of change is a scary concept to accept because of the risks involved, who knows what will happen? Although as Amy says:
Staying true to your own mission is as important as changing someone else’s. If you surprise and delight your customers, that may be the only disruption you need.
So here’s to disruption, I know my last month has been beyond my imagination, but I truly love what I do and waking up every day to rise to the Challenge and create positive change makes every day completely worth it.
How are you creating positive disruption?
Since it is a long three day holiday weekend, I thought I’d keep myself busy and out of trouble by checking out several books on my Goodreads To Read shelf. Turns out I under estimated how much time I actually have to read or over-committed with the number of pages, excellent writing and creative words to fill my brain with.
Always an avid reader, this year I’ve developed a new found hunger for learning through reading others perspectives, experiences and recommendations. I believe most of this growth is due to the 8 Hour Work Day for Single People and the strong desire to go back to school (without paying for it).
My desire at the end of life is to leave behind something worth having, and I don’t believe in my current position as a cog in the machine that going along with the flow, doing what everyone else does, and staying within what is “safe” will get me there. Through reading I aspire to attain more knowledge, increase my developmental thinking and form creative thoughts to bounce off others and create a new trends in the flow of mainstream ideas. As with college I don’t expect a quick or easy journey but nonetheless I’m on my way. In the words of one of my favorite books:
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door…You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien