We all want to be successful in our jobs. How many times have we used Google to find strategies and industry secrets to help us become more essential and successful? It’s clear that we aim to seek out outside sources to help us become the best versions of ourselves in the workplace, but what if I told you that achieving abundance is easier and much more rewarding than typing your request into Google?
If you want to be successful, MSPs, you need to surround yourself with career mentors and experts in the field. This is a sure-fire shortcut to success! It might take 10 or more phone calls before you can find someone who’s willing to give you the help you’re searching for, but don’t let that stop you. Even one simple tip from an expert can change the entire course of your career. Yes, it’s that important!
Now, you might be sitting there thinking, “Donna, how the heck can I find a mentor?” Even if you don’t have very many contacts, are new to the field, or just don’t know how to begin, there are several ways to find a mentor who will help you. Try looking at your professional organization (NAMSS) or your local Chapter or State organization, or reach out to that person whom you admire or whom you believe is career successful. You’re bound to find someone.
When you do find your career mentor, let your mind be open and willing. Don’t dismiss any advice that he or she gives or say, “Oh, I knew that already.” Humble yourself and allow your mind to be filled with their wisdom and generosity – you might truly learn something that can change your life! Take them out to lunch and pick their brains for tips to help you become more successful. Don’t be afraid to try something new or say, “I don’t know how to do, X, Y, or Z.” The beautiful thing is that we live in a world filled with countless opportunities. If you have a skill or passion about something, you’d be amazed at what you can do.
Remember, MSPs, you can always confide in me for expert advice in the field. I’m only an email away! Until then, SMILE!