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Your career is the greatest investment you can make in yourself.
When you are happy in your job, you see positive results in everything around you, from finances to relationships to personal health. So why stay stuck in the current situation if it doesn't completely suit who you are inside?
I have been reading your Monday Motivators for the past couple of years since I finished my career identity programme with you, and each time I see it in my inbox, I think of dropping you a note to extend my ongoing thanks. I still carry everything I learned during the programme and from our discussions with me daily. After discovering that research and project management is exactly what I should be doing with my career, I remind myself every day that I have the power to make my job what I want it to be.
I also realized that I should let you know that the work we did during the programme have had tangible payoff, as that is a measurable result for you as well. I am still with the same company, but I moved finally!) just over a year ago, and after settling into a new routine here I was also promoted (finally!) to Vice President this past February. Although I would like to be doing more on my specialty, and although I am not in the stimulating office environment in which I'd best perform (I still work from home), I am embracing the benefits of my situation and making the most of it. I am planning to stay in this position for another year or so, then leverage the VP position into a position elsewhere that will allow me to do what I love but not be on my own every day.
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