Start thinking about where you want to be in 5 years.
In my recent LinkedIn poll, only 25% of us have started thinking about what their careers should look like in 5 years and beyond.
I'll admit - in the past 20 months, I've been one of those short-term thinkers.
I've been totally focused on getting my 4 kids through remote learning and quarantines while running my small business.
As we close 2021 out, I'm challenging myself to dream again and think about where I want to be in 5 years and beyond.
As part of that, I'm thinking through the skills I need to start strengthening today to get there. Some people call this skill stacking, others call it transferable skills, and others call it talent stacking.
Either way, building your skill base is a key part of career changes - you leverage the skill portfolio that you've built to make a change and/or get that promotion.
I've seen a lot of folks posting about challenges like #linkedinhardmode (posting every day for 30 days to expand their reach and learn from each other) - my challenge in November is to take at least 5 minutes everyday to think through where I would like my business to be in 2022 and beyond.
Let me know if you're with me, or if this isn't your challenge, what are you going to challenge yourself to do today to prepare for the future?