I remember the very first time that I attended a self-development workshop… the speaker spoke about finding your personal mission and defining the vision for yourself particularly for your career.
He asked us to write down how we see ourselves in the future so I thought about it really hard… I was just starting out at that time and has barely began working. Career-wise I believed that my path was to move up the ladder, maybe become an associate, then an executive, be a department manager and eventually the head of my own department or unit, perhaps a director for whichever company I will be with at that time…
So I wrote down “Marketing Director at 40!” I was both excited and fearful… I liked the thought in some ways and deep inside of me there was a belief that it is possible…or at the very least not impossible! I was also anxious thinking about the things I would need to do and learn… all the things that need to go right and all the milestones in between.
Fast forward to the future —- after a lot of luck and blessings from up above I had the opportunity to become Head of Marketing for my new organization. I was 38 at that time and I felt quite a degree of accomplishment in my heart. I made it! — in a sense… the goal was met and the vision was realized…
But once the celebration was over… and as I went back to the daily grind — I found myself pondering and asking “What do I do now?”
Three years from that moment I now find myself writing this blog… and embarking on a transformational journey to share the knowledge, skills and experience I have gained through the years.
Join me on this path as we learn to navigate the digital future that is in store for all of us… I have created “The Inspiring Leader” as a symbol of day to day leadership of day to day individuals like us. Individuals that dare to dream and live it.
Cheers to your dreams!