You’ve probably heard about the new blockbuster movie, Gravity. I haven’t seen it, but the trailers suggest that the flick is actually about the absence of gravity. Which got me to thinking, what does the absence of gravity do to a career and what should you do about it?
Here’s a truism of career self-management. What weighs you down squeezes your future. What holds you in place flattens your career. Gravity is the enemy of success.
How do you avoid it? As I explain in The Career Fitness Workbook, the single best tool is a quarterly personal performance review.
What’s the purpose of this self-assessment? It’s not to evaluate what you’ve done for your employer – that’s the purpose of its performance appraisal – but rather, to determine whether you’ve done anything for yourself. In the last 90 days, have you added any new knowledge, skills or contacts that will enable you to express and experience more of your innate talent in your work.
Why is that important? Because the more of your talent you bring to work, the greater the weightlessness of your career.
Thanks for reading,