Celebration Time: 200 and Counting!Posted: September 7, 2013
This will be a much shorter post than usual. It’s Saturday, and I have lots of things on my to-do list that have nothing to do with my resume-writing and career-coaching business. Besides being a business owner, I’m also a homeowner, a parent of an adult who needs some extra help, the “slave” of two small dogs who want their share of attention, and a lot more. Sometimes it’s a challenge to split myself into enough pieces to handle it all and do it well. I’m sure you can all relate to that!
However, I do have cause to celebrate and wanted to share it with you. This is my 200th blog post! Okay, so that’s more of a big deal for me than for you, if I’m being honest. But the flip side of this accomplishment is that there was a time when I doubted I’d ever get a blog going, much less have one that anyone would actually read. (That was after an aborted attempt several years earlier.)
Although I still haven’t reached as wide a circulation as I’d like–because I really want to share potentially useful career-related information with as many job seekers and savvy career managers as possible–I do get comments from time to time and know that a number of people follow the blog, so that’s encouraging. Now if the spammers would get sucked into a black hole somewhere, I’d be thrilled!
What do you have to celebrate?
Have you recently conducted a successful job search? Did you earn a career promotion? Were you praised by your boss and/or colleagues for a great contribution you made? Did you go back to school and finish a degree that you left hanging years ago?
When you achieve a goal, whether it’s short-term or long-term in nature, please take time to celebrate it. As I’ve said before, you probably don’t want to focus on the celebration phase indefinitely, but do let yourself enjoy it for a bit without feeling guilty. You deserve that.
What’s next for job search and career management?
I think I’ll do a post on procrastination and its role in your job search or career management planning…if I don’t procrastinate and end up waiting a while on that, LOL.