How To Achieve Career Goal Setting
If you've been wondering how to achieve career goal setting,
you'll first need to give consideration to two important
Firstly, the current state of your Career Health and Wellness. Secondly, you will need
to tune into your own self-awareness so you know exactly what it
is that you want.
Learning how to achieve career goal setting will also
necessitate a careful assessment of your personal circumstances,
your roles and responsibilities, so as to get a better picture of
both your career health and home
life, and how to best attain
optimal home/work life balance.
Career health and wellness isn't just reserved for women who are
actively employed or pursuing meaningful work. So if you're a
stay-at-home mom, don't assume that setting medium-to long-term
career goals or even how to achieve career goal setting doesn't
apply to you. It does!
For a start, you won't always be a stay at home mom (unless of
course you want to). Nor will your children value you ruining
their 'street cred' by picking them up from school once they've
reached those golden teenage years. What will you do then -
once they're at the age where they want to make mummy redundant?
Awareness of how to achieve career goal setting is perhaps even more
essential for stay at home mums, moms who are considering part-
time work or even working from home. If nothing else, it inspires
a sense of direction and open up a number of possibilities you
might otherwise not have considered. It is perhaps apt that the
remainder of this article focus on doing just that.
While part-time jobs have and will continue to provide a valid
means of economic control, independence or even the opportunity to
do some other form of meaningful work outside the home, unless it
is the same or is closely related to your previous full-time career,
you may well find that you're either poorly paid and/or that it
represents just as much hassle as holding down a full-time job.
The maths just don't add up, especially when you're trying to cope
with the full-time job of school hours; your children being sick;
school holidays; housekeeping - while holding down a part-time
You may even find yourself having to make constant excuses
for not showing up at work, for being late or even being called
to take your sick child home from school.
To say you have limited
control, flexibility or independence in such circumstances would
be a gross understatement.
It may well be the case why increasingly many women are finding
themselves in a position whereby they don't want to work for
someone else, nor have someone looking over their shoulder, nor
being told what to do and how to do it. Yet while they want to
career forward move, hey have no
real idea where to start.
Why not start at the beginning by assessing and scoring your
present level of satisfaction in your career health and
wellness dimension - Health
Womans wellness Wheel.
Once you've achieved that stage of learning how to achieve your
career goal, to help you career forward move, here are some
goalsetting guidance tips to help you structure your approach
toward your personal goals. Remember to be flexible with these
to suit your particular circumstances.
How to achieve career goal
Find a new job
Communicate more effectively with my work colleagues
Learn how to delegate and manage my time more effectively
Be more assertive with my boss
Start my own home-based business
Take up a new paid, pastime or interest
Find work with a charitable/voluntary organisation
Research work from home jobs
I strongly recommend you read the five part
activity goals settings guidance provided. It will teach you
the basics of how to achieve career goal, how to write effective
goals as well as walking you through the entire career goal setting
process. The free goal setting forms will also help you focus and
structure your approach.
Once you've set your career health womens goals, look out for
likely barriers to you achieving them. Here are some examples to
get you thinking about your own identified barriers to your
work-at-home, career opportunity or career goal:
How to achieve career goal
setting - issues/barriers
I find I am getting increasingly stressed
I find it difficult to say what's on my mind/deal with conflict
I'm finding it difficult to juggle home/work responsibilities
I'm not as effective communicating with my boss when I'm stressed
I don't have sufficient funds to start up my own business
I feel guilty setting aside time from my family, for myself
I'm finding it difficult to manage the time I have available
I don't know which work from home business opportunity I can
I don't know where to start finding a suitable work from home job
or work-at-home opportunities
Do you see how all the above barriers are stated in ways that avoid
laying 'blame' with other people. What this achieves is an
honesty about how the barriers or issues relating to your goal, are
'Owning' the barrier or issue, enables you to be more objective
about your own attitude or conduct and how these are in turn affecting the events you're experiencing.
With this awareness, you can work to change for the better, those
aspects of yourself that may be limiting you.
The above guidance, along with Womens Career
Health and Wellness and How To Forward
Move Your Career will provide you with all the information you'll
need on how to achieve career goal setting. Do remember to use the
free goal setting forms to help you structure your goals.
Whether your career goal is to get a new job; to use your hobby
to generate a solid income; to have a pasttime that pay you with very little effort on your part; to get a part-time job;
you have an
online business you want to develop; or you have an idea or a
product you want
to sell, approaching it with discipline and focus will get you
where you want to be.
As you can see, the process of how to achieve career goal
need not be the daunting experience you might fear. Take bold
steps forward now that you're armed with the information and free
goal setting forms you need.
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