“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” ~ George Gershwin
Very recently I had separate conversations with a few clients. One will be starting a new job next month; the others have decided to seek new opportunities.
These folks wanted to know what they needed to do to prepare for their respective challenges.
100 Days of Summer
The calendar played into our discussions. A couple of weeks ago, we in the U.S. celebrated Memorial Day, which is often considered the unofficial start of summer. Conveniently, there are about 100 days of summer (actually 98 this year) between Memorial Day and Labor Day—the unofficial end of summer.
Many people take the summer off from their career plans, intending to ratchet up activity in the fall. In fact, my busiest time is right after Labor Day. That’s when folks decide that they’re going to really put some energy into their career.
The clients I spoke with this week want to get a head start. They aren’t waiting for the fall.
For each client, we’ll develop a framework of goals to accomplish by Labor Day. Their frameworks will be supported by key actions, that will to drive to their desired outcomes. Each client needs to ask themselves the following questions:
- Where do I want to be in my career by the end of the year?
- What do I have to achieve by the end of the summer to realize my end of year goals?
- What resources do I need to achieve my goals?
- What is my action plan (tasks and schedule) for achieving my goals?
What Are You Doing This Summer?
So, as always, over to you: What are you doing this summer? Will you be ready on Labor Day to launch actions to finish strong for the last four months of the year?
Reach out and let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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