Lately, I’ve been giving the same advice. It’s not specific to food or fitness. I’ve found myself giving career advice. And the advice has turned out to be pretty good.
My career advice is a consulting buzzword. Actually, it’s probably more of an aphorism. Here it is:
First, figure out where you want to be [hand gesture]. Then figure out how you’re going to get there [hand gesture].”
Figuring out where you want to be, or what you want to is gold. To a hiring manager, it can explain four jobs in four years. It makes you valuable and attractive. It makes you seem more honest and trustworthy. More employable.
But the best part of figuring out where you want to be? The “how you’re going to get there” part becomes very clear. You’ll hardly ever be lost.
It’s time to figure out where you want to be. Me included.