What’s your career strategy and plan? Part 4 of 5.

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This blog post is part 4 of 5 and looks at the opportunity cost for you of NOT having a career strategy and plan.

“Control your destiny or someone else will.”  Jack Welsh.


Opportunity cost of not having a career vision and plan 

What are the implications of NOT creating a vision and plan for your career?

  • You dislike your job
  • You feel frustrated
  • You get left behind with your peers succeeding
  • You leave yourself vulnerable in the world of work
  • You don’t feel resilient
  • You experience frustration and anger from being unfulfilled which has a negative impact on your relationships and health
  • You feel anxious and disempowered
  • Your talent is unliberated – what a waste!
  • Your career options and choices are restricted
  • You are on the back foot (reactive), rather than the front foot (proactive)
  • You don’t realise the potential you are capable of
  • You provide a poor role model for your children that you can have meaningful and fulfilling work that plays to your strengths, not just ‘a job’ 

 What would you add?

In case you missed them, here are the other blogs in this series, parts 1, 2 and 3:

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 3:


The next and final blog post in this series will share tips to help you create your career strategy and plan.

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Talent liberator - career change, executive coaching and employee engagement. PS Love writing too and write many articles. Background in marketing and brand strategy and communication and unusual analytical and lateral brain - great for new career directions and ideas!
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