Originally published by J.T. O'Donnell on LinkedIn: Want to Move the Needle in Your Career? It's Time You Understood the 3Cs...
According to a recent survey, the #1 reason why people aren't getting ahead in their careers isn't a lack of opportunity. Rather, it's their inability to determine what they want to do next, and how to get there. Can you relate?
People repeatedly fail at improving their careers because...
77% of today's workforce claim they're actively looking to move the needle in their careers. They also say they've tried "everything." But, that's not true. While they may have tried a lot of different things, they failed to use the right combination of tools and techniques to drive their transformation.
Career transformation doesn't happen accidentally.
To make something truly fabulous happen in your career, you need to, as the definition of the word transformation explains, "change in form, appearance, nature, or character."
To break it down more succinctly, if you want your career to improve, you need to:
A) Close your gap in knowledge. Learn things that help you view your situation differently and enable you to identify your goal and build a clear gameplan to reach it.
B) Get help through the roadblocks. Work with an expert who can help you navigate past challenges and reinforce good behaviors.
C) Stay motivated and inspired to work at it daily. Connect with like-minded professionals who encourage you to keep going and can relate to what you are going through.
I know the above seems obvious. But, it's actually not that easy to execute.
That's where the 3Cs come into play.
To give yourself a real chance at improving your career, you need the 3Cs: Courses, Coaching, and Community to guide your transformation. Here's how they help:
Courses - watch short video tutorials that you can binge-watch to immediately enhance your knowledge and understanding of your situation.
Coaching - dialog with a career pro who can answer your questions and help you work through areas of confusion and doubt.
Community - access a private group of peers who can keep you focused and motivated on your goal.
Want to better understand how to apply the 3Cs to your own career situation?
In my latest video tutorial, I break down how 1,000s of professionals are successfully using the 3Cs to get out of their career rut. You can check it out here.
Don't live in denial about career success anymore. Focus on powering up your professional transformation. When you use the 3Cs, you will get results.
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