Make a long-term life plan.  


Food for thought. 

Some Times : By Santosh Bhatt

Make a long-term life plan.  

You get so caught up with surviving each day that you have no idea what would make you happy down the road.  

But it is this long-term plan that is going to give focus and structure to decisions you make every day on your job, and guide decisions about the next step in your career.  

Get clear on what kind of work energizes you, the kind of people that you want to be around, where you want to live, how much money you want to make and how much time you want to spend at your job.

Pay attention to who you go to lunch with.  It is theraputic to bitch and complain about your job once you are out of earshot of your manager or coworkers.  

But are you spending all your time with people who just complain and never do anything to change their life?  

You are what you eat, old saying is, and who you hang out with makes who you are. 

If you want your life to grow in a positive direction, surround yourself with people who are eager to learn, problem-solve and support each other.  

I don’t mean you can never complain – just don’t get stuck whining all the time.

Always have a Plan B, C and D.  Even if you have a great job right now, you should always know what your next step is if everything blows up tomorrow.  

Network with people inside and outside your company to know what kinds of jobs or businesses you are interested in.  

It is perfectly ethical to scan job boards even if you are happily employed (just don’t do it all day on work time – a little tacky).  

I know how busy you are.  That is not a viable excuse when it comes to something as important as securing your livelihood.

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