I’m on a week-long retreat in the California desert, near Joshua Tree National Park. It’s a magical place of beauty and peace, and a wonderful time to pause, reflect, and look ahead. Our first speaker spoke to us about the phases of the moon, how they impact us and how we can be intentional about our behavior during each phase.
As it happened, tonight is the full moon. We learned that this is a wonderful time to set our intentions. Interestingly, this particular phase of the moon is in Virgo, and is the time to set intentions about career. I thought about the many people, 85% of Americans, who are not happy in their career. What are they doing to change that statistic? One of the aspects of my work that I love, is helping people be intentional about their professional development.
I believe professional development is something you must attend to on a regular basis. Maybe not every day or even every month, but certainly on an annual basis at the very least. Many people fall into the false belief that their employer is responsible for their professional development. Some may be lucky to work for such an employer, but the vast majority must take the helm and push forward on their career. Own your professional development! It’s your career and it’s worth investing in.
If you’re reading this within a day or two of the full moon, sit down with pen and paper. Lay out your intentions for your career. Visualize yourself when you ‘get there’. How do you feel? Where are you? With that in mind, what is it you need to do to make that vision become reality? Do nothing, and nothing will change. That is certain. So, map it out, do the work, and see where you land.
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Andrea's passion is to see you achieve your professional dreams. Whether you are a corporate leader seeking leadership development for your employees or an individual seeking guidance in building your career or preparing for retirement, she will coach you to success.