Was last year cruel or kind to you, professionally speaking? Even if your career didn't take a hit, the tumult of the last few months may have you quaking in your boots over the future.
职业方面,2008年对你来说是好还是不好? 即使你的职业没有受到损害,过去几个月的波动也许让你对未来“双腿发软”吧。

Career coach Deborah Brown-Volkman reminds fearful workers, "Your career is long! Some people work for 40, 50, or 60 years. Don't get stuck in the here and now when what is happening at this moment is just a small span in a long career. Instead, create a vision to help you move forward."
职业生涯教练Deborah Brown-Volkman提醒害怕的人们“你的职业长着呢!有些人工作40、50或60年。人的生涯漫长,今天所发生的情况仅仅是一小段,不要因此而困扰。相反,建立一个远景来帮助你前进”。

Claim What You Want...

Deciding what you want to do doesn't happen overnight, but, according to Brown-Volkman, founder of a members-only coaching group to help people reinvent themselves professionally, the process can be simple. She says, "All of life's journeys begin with the phrase, 'I want... .' It's a very powerful phrase, and without it, it's hard to go very far." The career coach likens your professional journey to a trip, revealing that if you didn't decide where you wanted to go on vacation, you'd likely wind up at a destination you don't enjoy.

...Or What You Don't Want

It's hard to say what you want when you're not sure of it. She points out, "The reason certain people can't answer that question is it that it's too overwhelming. But most folks can say what they DON'T want. They can say, 'I don't want to work for a large company,' or 'I don't want a lengthy commute.' The flip side of what you don't want is what you do want."

Fight the Fear...

If creating a vision is so simple, why don't more people do it? Brown-Volkman reveals, "People are lost and afraid now, and they're scared to say what they want because they're afraid of not getting it. When it comes to vision, sometimes people won't even say what they want unless they know they will get there or how to get there. But you have to create what you want first and then live into it. It's like a declaration. It takes courage -- and a bit of faith."

Ask Yourself...

Are you ready to build a vision for your desired professional destination? Begin by getting it down on paper. She advises, "I believe if you write down your vision and look at it on a daily basis, it's more likely it will happen. Either consciously or subconsciously, you'll take steps to make it a reality." Start with the following 10 questions. Adds the New York-based career expert, "Don't forget to allow yourself to dream a little bit; it's OK to do that!"
我准备好了为一份渴求中的职业目标建立远景吗? 从写开始。她的建议是:“我相信如果你将远景写下来,然后每天都看一看,它就能可能实现。不论从有意识还是无意识中,你将都会采取实现它的步骤。”

从下面10个问题开始。 来自纽约的职业专家还说:“别忘了让自己发挥点想象;你可以去梦想!”

1. If anything were possible, what would I want to be different in my career?

2. What type of job would I want?

3. What would I want to be responsible for?

4. What type of boss/coworkers/team would I want?

5. What kind of hours would I want to work?

6. What type of company would I want work for?

7. What sort of culture would I want the company have?

8. What city would I want to live in?

9. What salary would I want to earn?

10. What would I want my approach to stress, my workload, and deadlines be?

Get in the Game...

Once you have a vision, start acting on it. Brown-Volkman urges professionals, "Everybody needs a game to play. If you don't have a game, you get stuck in the day to day. The only way out is to say, 'This is what I want next.' You need momentum and action to move ahead this year!"
一旦你有了远景,开始采取行动。 Brown-Volkman敦促职业人士们“每个人都需要从事一场游戏,如果你没有加入一个的话,那么就会陷入熬日子过。唯一摆脱这的方法是说出‘这是我接下来想要的’。你需要动力、行动在今年朝前进!”