Self-Development Coaching – Future Proof Yourself
What is Future Proofing Yourself?
If you think about it, you are a lot like a commercial company; you sell your knowledge, skills, ideas, time, expertise and wisdom to your employer. In return you get a salary and receive other benefits.
You may often give up your personal time and sometimes put your general health and wellbeing to the test by working long hours in pressurised environments, trying to achieve outcomes that directly benefit the corporation.
If you think about it a little more, good commercial companies are also great at developing new ideas, products and services for their customers. They employ people with the right skills and attributes, develop succession planning and invest in new technologies and skills. They diversify before the market changes. These companies think one step ahead or, if they are really good, two steps ahead of the game with strategic thinking and excellent planning.
As an individual, do you do the same? Are you looking after yourself? Are your skills, experience, knowledge and thinking up to date? Do you sit and analyse what your employers are likely to want in the future from you? Do you consider how the skills market is changing and what’s going to be needed in the next 5 to 10 years?
Do you treat your employer as a customer and consider what they need from you, now and in the future as their markets change? Are you looking after yourself, so you are fit and strong enough to still be of value to your employer in the future and, in return, making yourself employable for the rest of your career?
If you don’t look after yourself, who is going to do it for you?
Welcome to Future Proofing Yourself.
Who is Future Proofing Yourself for?
This is for everyone. At times we will all feel vulnerable in one way or another in our working careers. We worry about the future of our company and our roles within them. We feel out of our depth and lack confidence. This can now be managed. Things will not always go the way that you want them to, but you can take control of your reactions to situations and make the right choices for you.
It’s all putting yourself in the right position, so you have those choices.
Future proofing yourself can seem challenging at times and feel uncomfortable
However, now is not the time to put your head in the sand and hope it will go away or waiting to win the lottery so you can walk away. It’s a real issue.
There is no magic formula – it’s called self-management and professionalism.
Take someone like tennis legend, Roger Federer. We accept he is a great professional who knows why he is so good, so he can constantly perform to the best of his abilities. He gets paid lots of money; he should be professional and know what he is good at. Well, we all think we are professional, so shouldn’t we know what we excel at? Shouldn’t we all be able to promote ourselves and constantly perform to the best of our abilities?
That’s what Future Proofing Yourself is about!
Future Proofing Yourself is fun. It means new experiences, new people to talk with, and new learning opportunities. It well help develop your confidence, help you to get the right balance in life, and create new ways of thinking.
And above all help you to enjoy and feel valued and fulfilled.