It’s a new year and I’m hoping 2023 will be one of THE best years you’ve experienced in your professional career! This manifestation doesn’t have to be cliché; it can certainly become your reality if you’re willing to invest in yourself. While some investments may require a financial investment, that’s definitely not the case for every suggestion you’ll find below:
1. Invest more time in self-awareness. I recommend that in 2023, you get to know yourself better. I’m referring to the version of you that’s currently buried beneath work, responsibility and your commitment to everyone else. I met this cutie in 2022 named Ericka Spradley and I’m in love with her! Although she’s with me all day, every single day – I’d neglected her for so long that in some ways we had to get reacquainted. This year, spend time with yourself so you can get clear on who you are, who you’re not and what you want.
2. Invest in your relationships. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your title is, you’re in the relationship business. Therefore, you need to initiate connection as well as intentionally make deposits and add value before requesting withdrawals. Side note: expanding your network beyond the walls of your employer will position you to experience growth exponentially. Opportunities have your name on them but unfortunately no one can find you if you’re hidden. I’ve coached enough women to know that “The Invisible Woman” who has her head down doing the work won’t serve you well Confident Career Woman.
3. Invest in your development. If you paid for college, please don’t convince yourself that paying for coaches in multiple areas of your life is unnecessary. You will create a ceiling for yourself if you approach your career and life being as a solo artist. No one experiences success alone and free will only take you so far. If you’re going to win the game, be prepared to play as well as pay.
4. Invest in your well-being. In November, USA Today reported women are 32% more likely to experience burnout than men. Strive to be healthy in every area of your life – mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. I promise you’ll see a tremendous difference in your productivity, performance at work and your quality of life when you’re committed to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
5. Invest in your goals. It’s one thing to create a goal, it’s something else to commit. Commitment requires capacity and if you need more time + space, you’ll need to say no more often. Your success requires strategy and relies heavily on who/what you’re willing to say no to.
Cheers to your new investment strategy and your magnificent PowHer Moves this year!