“Taking control of my career has been a journey. I used to be one of those people who thought, “oh my work will speak for itself, if I just keep my head down”, you know, one of those people who was afraid to speak up. Suddenly, I found myself nominated to participate in a program The Emerging Leader: Taking Control of Your Career TM, facilitated by Alvina Peat. While participating in this program I was fortunate enough to get a copy of her book, Take Control of your Career: Do What You Desire, Dare and Deserve to Do.
This book allowed me to gain a sense of self-awareness that I never had before. In addition to this self-awareness, I also learned to understand and embrace my strengths and values or as Alvina calls them “PROPS”. This clarity allowed me to set meaningful goals that aligned with who I truly wanted to be. I created action plans and broke down my goals into manageable steps, which made them feel less overwhelming.
Today, I can confidently say that taking control of career has been truly transformative. I’ve gained a confidence that I never had a before. This journey is ongoing, but the sense of empowerment and fulfillment I’ve gained is immeasurable. Taking control has given me the ability to shape my own destiny and live a life that truly reflects my values and aspirations.”