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Heather Townsend

The Excedia Group

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What will you stop doing to achieve your career ambition?

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 Every time I run a workshop for delegates, (like you I'm sure) I will always hear the immortal words:

I don’t have any time to take on more stuff

Yes, I do believe you. It’s not just when you go on a workshop that you find yourself with ‘more stuff’ to do. We trainers are paid to ask you to do stuff after a workshop. It’s the same with you and your career progression. Progressing your career means starting to take on more ‘stuff’. So, how are you going to find the room to do all the new stuff that you need to achieve your career ambition? If you worked within a partnership, this new stuff would typically be:

  • Management or leadership responsibility
  • Business development responsibility – after all, your very own client portfolio doesn’t suddenly appear overnight

If progressing your career means going freelance, then when are you going to start building your network of potential clients and work providers?

There is a simple solution here. You are going to have to stop doing something. Radical, I know. If you want to start to focus on using social media to generate clients, when will you do this? And what will you stop doing, either permanently or temporarily to give yourself the time and psace to do this?  Or, what work will you delegate across or down to others? Or can you meet someone after work, rather than taking time out of your working day for that ‘keeping up the relationship’ meeting.

What will you stop doing?

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