Give Yourself These Holiday Career Gifts

Designing your career destiny takes courage, commitment and these four steps.

by Caroline Dowd-Higgins • Member { View Profile }
Caroline Dowd-Higgins authored the book "This Is Not the Career I Ordered" and maintains the career reinvention blog of the same name (

What would you dream of doing career wise if you had no limitations? Often the limits are not insurmountable and you can pursue the dream career scenario if you are willing to try. If you can envision it, you can make it happen. Dreaming allows you to imagine and create what you want to accomplish. Chronicle those aha moments when inspiration strikes. Dreaming is cathartic, motivating, and energizing so be sure to include this in your personal career gift basket this holiday. Start career dreaming by:

· Creating a vision board to ponder the possibilities.

· Write your career dreams down and say them out load so others know your plans and can keep you accountable.

· Seek out mentors and sponsors whose advice and counsel may help you achieve your dreams.

· Being willing to take a risk on something new. By expanding your comfort zone you just may discover something wonderful.

As you wrap the presents, decks the halls, and take care of everyone else this holiday – don’t forget how important you are in the equation. Focus on what you need and celebrate all that you do. You deserve great things this New Year as you design your career destiny so it doesn’t happen by default. This is the greatest gift of all.

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