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”If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.Jim Rohn
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I am convinced that, just like me, you were asked several times during the regular performance & evaluation sessions or workshops, what do you want to achieve, professionally, in a certain time frame, how would you like to contribute to the performance of your employer or, my favorite, where do you see yourself in… years??? And you had no answer to any of them, absolutely no idea; you were not able to see a thing beyond the normal working day routine…
Sounds familiar? Well, I’ve been there, done that. Luckily, I was always blessed with amazing direct managers, who inspired me to get better, stronger and they all saw something in me, something I was not able to see back then, being timid, shy and all that. But I didn’t want to disappoint them, so I pushed myself (I couldn’t bear the thought of disappointing them) to learn new skills, accept new career opportunities, and, generally, go out of my comfort zone and… embrace change.
And once I started, I couldn’t stop. I became a huge fan of change!
Truth is, the moment you open yourself to new opportunities, they start coming to you. I really believe in the power of a positive mindset, positive always attracts positive, one of my favorite sayings. George Bernard Shaw once said “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”.
So, lesson #1 is about being inspired to step out of your comfort zone! Inspiration & courage are the prerequisites for your personal journey of creating yourself!
Courage is what will set you apart from the crowd, from your peers. Leonardo Da Vinci said, a long time ago: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things”.
Of course, there will always be an associated risk you will have to consider. But you know what they say, no pain, and no gain. And as John F. Kennedy said, “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly”. Yes, it might be that you are taking in a lot of risks, you might lose something, or you won’t get exactly what you wished or asked for, but you will learn a lot, during this process! You will learn a lot about the task at hand, and, most of all, you will learn about yourself, your strengths and your weaknesses.
So, lesson #2 is about creating your own path and following it no matter what, either professionally or personally, a path in-line with your life purpose, with your values and your beliefs.
And while you do that, remember what Albert Einstein said, “strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”. And this is one of my favorite lessons: always look for quality over quantity! Look for content, not just shape or appearance! Because valuable people, people you want to work with, spend your life with, learn from etc, they will see through you, they will always look for value and quality, in every aspect of their lives.
Lesson #3 is about having role models in your life, people who inspire you, guide you and encourage you to dream big and believe anything is possible!
I highly recommend you to join a Mentorship program, if you have the chance. The Mentee-Mentor relationship is one of the most rewarding experiences ever! Personally, I am so proud to be Mentor @ 2019-2020 EACD Mentoring Program! Having the chance to guide my Mentee, Sabrina, during a very challenging time in her career, is one of my highlights for these past months! The bond, the trust and the outcome are really outstanding! Look what Sabrina thinks about our Mentoring relationship:
“Lavinia has been my tutor over the last months, thanks to an opportunity that EACD offered me. This tutorship has represented an absolutely positive experience during a period of great professional challenges and complexity. Thanks to Lavinia’s skills and experience, I was able to read the changes in the environment, work on my strengths and weaknesses, define the strategy & scenario planning to tackle the issues, and identify feasible solutions. My Mentor has been a source of inspiration both for facing negative situations and for proactively creating positive opportunities for my professional and personal growing! Lavinia is gifted with acumen, insight, empathy, experience and she has always shown me a positive and proactive attitude.
This experience has represented a significant factor for my professional and personal development”.
Here comes my last recommendation: Do everything you can to find out who you truly are and what you stand for. Because from that moment on, the sky will be the limit for you, both professionally and personally!
”Change for the better and create the best version of yourself and you will make a difference in the world, by inspiring the others to follow your example and educating them in regard to enlarging their horizons!