Happy Monday morning,
They say in life that things happen in threes, except, I’m thankful that kids come one at a time (mostly). It seems that there are patterns in our lives. Opportunities and challenges that tend to happen in a set of sequences. I think it is the same with our careers. There often can be a set of elements that come together that lead towards or away from opportunities.
There are many choices you may have in your career. When speaking with a client, we were discussing an opportunity that her boss had presented to her. I have found the rule of three applies here as well.
There are three questions I asked her to ponder about the role that was presented:
1. Will this position help you grow as a person both professionally and personally?
2. How engaged and interested are you in the challenges within this area?
3. What is the impact upon your lifestyle? Will this offer you more of what you want? Money, time, travel, etc.?
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Bonus question: What are the potential paths your career could take after mastering this role?
When looking at opportunities, these are some simple but powerful questions that will give you a sense of the right fit. It would be easy for her to say yes to this role – her boss thinks it’s great and the momentum of her career is driving her there.
The real challenge for her and for all of us when looking at any new opportunity is to be asking the right questions with the right support and answering them with honesty.
Along the road with you!
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