Is becoming the lead dog your motivation? Maybe it should be! Here are questions to ask yourself to see if you’re leading or following.
There’s a well-known saying, and some attribute it to Lewis Grizzard (an American writer whom I’ve never heard of before). But it really doesn’t matter who said it, it is a great mantra!
If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes
Being a lead dog can mean many things!
- Build your own kingdom
- Take over an existing kingdom
- Create a niche where you can be the lead dog
- Don’t become complacent
- Don’t take it lying down
- Fight or fail trying
Questions To Get Motivated
As you begin your week, think about how you can become a lead dog.
- What are you most knowledgeable of/on?
- What do you do better than others?
- How can you prove your expertise?
- How can you share your knowledge with others?
If you don’t like the view…
If you don’t like what you’re seeing, it is up to you to fix it.
What can you do?
- Uplevel your skills by taking training
- Work on your online reputation
- Learn how to tell your career story
- Acquire recommendations or collect testimonials
- Write, speak or find an outlet to share your knowledge.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. You’ll feel overwhelmed. Start and finish just one of these action items and celebrate your completion.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.