Identify your talents (what you are good at naturally) and do a soft and hard skills audit categorising your strengths. This exercise alone will show you the unique offerings you have, affirming your value.
With your talents and skills in mind, consider what YOU really want from your workplace in terms of pay, commute and environment. Acknowledging the practical elements that promise to satisfy your work needs will help to verify your sense of self.
Identify your transferable skills and experience drawn from your entire career history and even from any career breaks (soft skills). Doing this will reveal that you have even more to offer than you may have initially considered – widening your options.
What are you truly passionate about? What are your values? Pinpointing what these are will confirm what type of roles and industry cultures you need to seek out to make you truly happy and fulfilled at work, crystallising your sense of direction.
If you feel out of touch with the latest technology and market trends of your target industry, don’t just worry about it – do something about it. Do some research and find out what you need to be back on top.
Change in life is the only constant! Change can be uncomfortable, but it is inevitable, and seeing changes as a plot twist, rather than the end of a story is an important skill to learn to grow your resilience and confidence.
Having goals are an important part of life’s journey – they help us contextualise success and give us things to celebrate – but setting unrealistic or unachievable goals can dent confidence and damage morale when we don’t reach them. Before you set yourself a target in life, be confident and realistic that you can actually achieve what you are striving for to keep yourself motivated and confident on your journey to reach it!
Celebrate every achievement, no matter how small! You have overcome an obstacle or a blocker and are on your way to the bigger goal you have your heart set on! Celebrating and rewarding yourself to mark the fact you are moving towards your goal keeps your motivated, inspired and focused
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