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. 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!"
If anything were possible, what would I want to be different in my career?
What type of job would I want?
What would I want to be responsible for?
What type of boss/coworkers/team would I want?
What kind of hours would I want to work?
What type of company would I want work for?
What sort of culture would I want the company to have?
Which city would I want to live in?
What salary would I want to earn?
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.'"