DrPhil.com - The Show Log In or Join Now Home Advice The Show Family First Weight Loss Bio/Books Be On The Show Community What to Do with the Rest of Your Life Show Archive Shows This WeekAs part of the Weight Loss Challenge, Robin Weight Loss Ryan, a career counselor and bestselling Challenge Shows Be on the Showauthor, helps Angela in her job search. Her Be in the Audienceadvice can help you land a terrific job too. Local Listings
What if you could write a whole new life for yourself? What
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questions. They don't acknowledge that being happy, of a show.
successful and enjoying a passionate career are all FAQs
possible. You and you alone are responsible for creating
your own future. So if you are one of the 11 million Message Boards
Americans looking for a new job, or one of the millions of
dissatisfied workers who is miserable at your job, then
give serious thought to this life-shaping question: What E-mail your
exactly are you going to do with the rest of your life? The comments to the
weaker economy does not mean doom and gloom, or that Dr. Phil staff.
your dreams can't come true, unless you use it as your
excuse for not succeeding.
Here are some key steps to get you on the right track fast:Start with honest self-assessment.
current skill set, training level, and accomplishments to
date. Write down the aspects of the work you liked and
what tasks or things you disliked. Investigate new fields,
industries and potential careers by doing some research
and also interviewing individuals who work at those types
of jobs, or in fields that interest you. Look at growth
opportunities, salaries, benefits, and then determine the
job title to target. Use your passion as a decision-making tool.
conducted a CEO survey, and an important insight noted
by top executives was that truly successful people work at
their passion. It's that burning interest and enthusiasm
that propels the extra efforts to excel in your job. Be sure
you determine what your passion is. What do you love to
do? To hear about? To talk about? If you love music, find a
job in that industry. Remember that it's not just
musicians, but others such as agents, directors, marketing
and sales teams, business managers, etc. that are a part
of the exciting music world.Build a career on your strengths.
You have natural
talents you were born with. These talents are the things
you find easy to do. Maybe it's teaching or writing. Maybe
it's designing, building, or helping people. List all your
talents, including things that others compliment you on.
Build your career on these strengths and it will be easier to
excel. You'll move up faster, find better jobs and be paid a
higher salary. Incorporate your talents into any position
you choose to go after.Don't sabotage yourself.
Many people prevent their own
success. They find excuses, or blame others, for their own
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failures or mistakes instead of learning and improving from
them. Their self-talk is all negative. "I'd never get a job
like that," or "I'm not good enough," or "Why try? It's too
hard." Reprogram yourself by reading and listening to
success tapes. Avoid others who are "black cloud people"
— people who rain on your dreams and efforts. You must
avoid negative dialogue — it's poisonous to your dreams
and future achievements. Instead, find supporters, new
mentors, take classes, read books, listen to motivational
tapes that teach effective ways to make your future and
next job a real dream come true.
Robin Ryan is a career counselor, speaker
and best-selling author of 60 Seconds and You're Hired
, Winning Resumes
, Winning Cover Letters
, and What to Do with the Rest of Your Life
. She also has
several audio success-training programs.
She offers career counseling, interview
coaching and resume writing services.
Visit her website at www.RobinRyan.com.
Copyright 2003 Robin Ryan, All Rights Reserved.
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