THE SAVVY 7 | YOU MADE YOUR CHOICES: CAREER TIPS I LEARNED EARLY AND THANK GOD

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FROM WORKIN’ GIRL TO WORKIN’ WOMAN

IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN HERE IN A WHILE, WELCOME BACK TO MY HOME: LIFEONAMAT.COM. YOU’RE GIRL HAS BEEN DOING DOWNTIME, REFLECTING ON ALL THAT 2018 HAS BROUGHT INTO MY LIFE, AND PRACTICING SOME SELF CARE. I’VE ALSO BEEN GEARING UP FOR SOME HOLIDAY YOGA AND FOCUSING ON MY PRIVATE CLIENTS AT THE MOMENT.

I HOPE ALL IS WELL WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING, WHEREVER YOU’RE GOING. THIS YEAR HAS BEEN FILLED WITH SO MANY COLORFUL MOMENTS, BUT ONE OF THE BIGGEST REWARDS HAS BEEN THE EXPERIENCES I’VE GAINED IN THE WORKPLACE. I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON OTHERS AND TO GROW AS A PROFESSIONAL.

MOST RECENTLY, I WAS ABLE TO TEACH MY FIRST WELLNESS + YOGA CLASS TO POLICE OFFICERS! IT WAS A BIG LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR A MIXED CHICK LIKE ME, BUT I LOVED + LIVED FOR EVERY MOMENT. AND HONESTLY, FROM THAT BRAVE MOMENT, IT HAS SPAWNED A PERIOD OF DEEP THOUGHTS ABOUT THE STATE OF WOMEN + CAREER. TEACHING OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WAS A POINT IN TIME WHEN I FELT I WAS MAKING THE MOST IMPACT. I WANT TO HOLD ONTO THAT FEELING FOREVER.

WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE, THE REWARD IS NOT MONETARY OR MATERIAL, IT IS RATHER A FEELING, THE DEEPEST JOY.


I FELT ALIVE.

AND THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE, I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN AND MEN EVERYWHERE MUST HARNESS THEIR SKILLS + TALENTS IN ORDER TO FLOURISH IN THE PLACES AND POSITIONS THEY DESERVE.

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THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACHIEVING AND FLOURISHING.

ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED AT ANY POINT IN LIFE. BUT FOR ONE TO FLOURISH, ONE IS NOT ONLY GROWING IN A HEALTHY WAY, BUT ALSO AS A RESULT OF A FAVORABLE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT. I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK ENVIRONMENT CAN BE A MAJOR FACTOR THAT AFFECTS ALL PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE. WE ARE FACED WITH MANY CHALLENGES, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE’RE JUST CARVING OUT OUR CAREERS.

THE GRIND IS NO JOKE! I CONSIDER THE “GRIND” TO BE THE AGE THAT YOU HIT IN WHICH YOU ARE WORKING TO BECOME FINANCIALLY STABLE AND / OR HAVE BECOME FISCALLY INDEPENDENT. WHAT I CAME TO REALIZE AT THIS STAGE IN LIFE, IS THAT OUR DECISIONS IN THE WORKPLACE MATTER. WITH WHOM AND HOW WE SPEND OUR TIME AT WORK IS VERY IMPORTANT. AT 28, I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO BE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT, BUT I AM ALSO MORE AWARE OF HOW I’M INVESTING MY TIME. PRIORITIES HAVE SHIFTED. WELLNESS IS KEY IF YOU ARE TO BE YOUR 100% BEST AT WORK.

THEREFORE, WE NEED TO PAY GREATER ATTENTION TO HOW WE ARE OPERATING AND COEXISTING WITH OTHERS. WE NEED TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE ENERGIES WE ARE FEEDING AND NEGLECTING. WHAT ARE THE AREAS WE CAN CORRECT WHILE WE WORK? TO FIND SUCCESS, WE NEED TO EXAMINE OUR OWN VALUES, BELIEFS, ACTIONS AND DECISIONS THAT WE ARE MAKING IN OUR CAREERS:

  • HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MOVE UP BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO IMPROVE?

  • HAVE YOU EVER FELT UNNOTICED OR UNAPPRECIATED?

  • DO YOU WANT TO STAY ABOVE THE FRAY?

  • DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT OFFICE GOSSIP IS CONSUMING YOUR TIME IN THE WORKPLACE?

OFTENTIMES, WE ARE ENCOUNTER DIFFICULT SITUATIONS OR DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CERTAIN PERSONALITY TYPES. SOMETIMES WE GIVE AWAY OUR POWER OR WE FORGET ABOUT OUR BOUNDARIES. AND YET, WE’RE STILL TRYING TO MAINTAIN THIS PROFESSIONAL IMAGE. SO TODAY, I’M POSTING MY LATEST SWIRLYBAE RADIO EPISODE ON THE CLOUD. I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO CHECK IT OUT!!!

I’M DISCUSSING MY 7 SAVVY DO’S AND DON’TS TO HELP YOU DISCOVER WHO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE WORKPLACE. THE GOAL IS TO:

  • HELP YOU DEVELOP A MORE MINDFUL WORK STYLE

  • HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH THE DREAMS YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF

  • GIVE YOU THE CONFIDENCE TO BE AN INDEPENDENT THINKER AND ACTION TAKER

I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU IN YOUR CAREER JOURNEY! PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. MERRY WISHES TO EVERYONE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

#INSPIRED
JASMINE

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