Advancing Your Career Is A Lot Like Surfing In Overhead Waves
I’ve surfed for years, mostly in New Jersey and New York, in waves that range from knee-high to six feet. That’s my comfort zone.
During a trip to Costa Rica, the waves at the end of the week climbed to ten feet – way beyond my comfort zone. To surf those waves, I needed to take my performance up.
I needed to surf with a more focused mindset and strengthened confidence. I needed to use the training my surf coach had taught me.
Success in overhead surf didn’t come from one thing. It came from both a new mindset and new skillsets.
It also took action: digging in, charging the wave and going for it.
Truth is, we can’t control the corporate eco-systems we work in, just like I had no control over the size of ocean waves.
But we can control how we develop ourselves as executive leaders within these eco-systems. We can act now to build new leadership skills, strengthen executive presence and find our leadership voice.
By becoming the best executive you can be through online career coaching, you can set yourself up to advance your career where you are, or prepare yourself to transition to a new job or career when you need to.