Life’s Journey Magazine: The Dream Job – Happy Life Series
Our recent article in Life’s Journey Magazine the Dream Job – Happy Life series is “Career Accomplishments are King – Your Results Tell the Story“.
Success is not about the tasks or the responsibilities.
I am responsible for cleaning the house but so what. If the house was clean to begin with then who cares? The accomplishment about cleaning the house is being proud when it gleams and smells good. You can measure it. You can celebrate it. There is a story behind it.
Responsibilities are so much less important than results. So then it makes sense that we adjust expectations to focus on results.
For example, LinkedIn is an important part of my marketing strategy. I use LinkedIn to share my thoughts with colleagues so I can build a relationship with people who might be interested in my services. It is one platform to share my thoughts with colleagues about the hiring process, career development and job search.
In the past I shared blogs and accumulated connections without much thought about results. Writing and sharing is a responsibility I assigned myself. It is a relatively passive marketing method. It just happens. It is action without any thought to outcome.
I decided it was time to shake up my LinkedIn marketing effort to focus on results. I made a plan with a beginning, a middle and an end. Results, not responsibilities. I am responsible for marketing but who cares unless there are results.