What do you believe is possible for your career and do you truly believe you’re ready to take the next step towards advancement? The one thing I learned along my journey from being passed over to promoted is that the very first step towards advancement is believing that it’s possible. A famous quote by Henry Ford says, “Whether we believe we can or we can’t, we’re right.” Essentially, whatever we believe, our thoughts, words, and actions will align with it.
In my book, God’s Not Done With You, I explain the 4-steps to creating greater belief in yourself. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some of those pointers in hopes that you’ll be inspired to go from passed over to promoted yourself!
Step 1: Have a Desire. If you want to level-up in your career, the good news is you’re already halfway there! Desiring more for yourself is the first step in actually achieving it.
Step 2: Commit Before You’re Ready. As women, we have the tendency to wait until we know with absolute certainty that we’re ready for promotion before we ask for one. However, the people that are often promoted are not always the most qualified for the roles, they’re just the most opportunistic. They put themselves out there whether they feel ready or not and in many cases, their willingness was enough to get them the job.
We also tend to focus on the past and all the reasons we aren’t worthy of promotion. But the past shouldn’t keep us from moving forward, instead it should be our guide. Rather than focusing on the negatives, what successes have you had in the past that could be used to grow your career and the company you work for?
Bonus Tip: Make a Plan. You’re 40% more likely to reach your goal if it’s written out. Visit maryguirovich.com/materclass/ to learn my step-by-step process for designing your very own promotion plan so you can ace your career advancement meeting, improve your confidence, and get more out of your career and life!
Step 3: Ask. Women are more likely to wait for a promotion than ask for it, even if we are deserving of one. Our reasoning is often that our bosses will notice the hard work we’ve been doing and will ask us themselves. However, waiting around to be noticed can keep us stuck in the same place. Put yourself out there and realize you don’t have to know all the answers, only be willing to do the job and learn along the way. Having a promotion plan will set you apart from other candidates, prepare you to answer any questions your manager may have, and will prove to him or her that you’re ready to advance.
Step 4: Plan. You’re 40% more likely to reach your goal if it’s written out. Write down your goals, make note of every opportunity you’d like to take advantage of within your organization, and make a plan to level-up. Visit https://maryguirovich.com/masterclass/ to learn my step-by-step process for designing your very own promotion plan so you can ace your career advancement meeting, improve your confidence, and get more out of your career and life!
Our belief in ourselves will often determine how far we go in our career and hopefully these tips will further deepen that belief for you. I hope your life inspires you to reach for greater things and believe in the person God created you to be. For even more guidance on creating your very own My Promotion Plan, visit maryguirovich.com/my-promotion-plan/ and enroll in the course today!