Reboot your career

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You don’t have to switch companies or even apply for a new job to reboot your career. A few tips can help you move your career in a new direction and give you renewed passion and energy for work.

Your company hired you for something specific, but who says you can’t put the word out in other departments about what you can offer? If you’re available, ask to sit in on the accounting meeting or marketing. Use the connections you’ve made in the breakroom, at the coffee machine and at lunch to get you entry into the places you know your skills will shine. You don’t want to have a stagnant career and only stay within one skill set. Take every opportunity to exploit all the talents you have that can grow your career as well as the company.

Keep it moving! Don’t start to finish one project, wait to see how it goes, evaluate the outcome then start the next project; instead start and start and start. Sometimes you can not only start a project but delegate all the details then just check back into it at specific points. If your goal is to take your career and spread it over multiple areas, then you have to plant continuous seeds watering and pruning as you go.

Lastly, time is the most valuable asset you possess. Break your time into two categories: career and personal. Then be careful to define what is considered personal. Depending on how you look at your life, doing your laundry, grocery shopping and paying bills are all personal. However, are they so personal you have to take blocks of your time to complete them? No, you do not. Make as many of your bills automated, then look at what you truly eat on a regular basis. Maybe those weekly trips to the grocery store aren’t as necessary as you think. Online shopping might be just what you need. As for laundry and cleaning, what is your time worth to you? A few extra dollars and doing a bi-weekly Groupon search for housecleaning is well worth giving up a couple of lunches out.

When dreaming of the career you want, don’t think it all has to wait until you “make it.” Many aspects of the life you have in mind can be had right this very moment, but like with everything else, you have to see it from a different perspective and embrace a chance to reboot and change things up.


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  1. Elaine

    June 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Great article. I was thinking I have all these great ideas about my career but between how much of my time I take up at work and being broke, the ideas are just that. What my plan for next school year is to not overdo a lesson plan and spend more time on my planning time doing research for my ideas. I'm trying to reboot my career without overworking the same ideas.

    • NichelleRae

      June 26, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Hi Elaine,

      What I've started doing is to map our time on your Planner, which ever kind you use. Do it on Sunday night. Write out blocks of time, start with 30mins twice a week then increase it after about a month or so; or stay with 30mins. You'll be surprised what you start to accomplish when you write out those blocks of time. They will naturally grow on their own.

      May your Ventures be Blessed!


      • Vimbai Grace Mukondiwa

        August 21, 2017 at 5:29 am

        Hi Nichelle

        I totally enjoyed reading your article and i laughed at myself, because since i got into the office some 4 hours ago, i have been applying for a new job. But now i realise, i have great potential, but not neccessarily in my current position, so im going to continue making my self useful in other departments, whilst growing in my skills and abilities. Although i have a boss who wants me to just "focus" on my job only, its a bit tricky.  I love my job, but i just want to work at my full potential.

        • NichelleRae

          August 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm

          Hello Vimbai,

          It's every person for themselves out here! It benefits the company for you to just keep doing what you're doing; pouring every ounce of yourself into it. However, you need to ultimately look at your "big picture" as well. The upside to branching out in the same company is that you already have a reputation. You'll see there have been more people watching you than you think. They would love to work with you. Kudos for the plan!

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