Reframe how you think about past failures to be successful in your future career

Reframe how you think about past failures to be successful in your future career

I was made #redundant after 9/11. The company had been doing great and I’d just received the top rating in my performance appraisal. I was shocked: I loved my job and I hadn’t seen it coming. But, my manager shared they had to make 20,000 redundancies and one of the criteria was business criticality.

I should have been looking at the bigger picture; instead I’d focussed only on doing a great job.

Thankfully, I’m a ‘glass half-full’ person. I stayed positive, focussed on my strengths and searched for a new role that would allow me to grow.

I took a structured approach to my #jobsearch, planning my day around applications, maintaining and growing my #network, and keeping fit. By the end of the year, I had two job offers. I accepted the role of Chief of Staff at Citibank, where I helped employees in their careers.

#ownyourcareer; don’t let your employer take charge of it for you. #Knowyourworth and the value you bring to the table and make sure those around you appreciate it.

I’m sharing this post from @BusinessInsider today. It echoes what I believe and share with my coaching clients. I’ve made mistakes in my banking career but hindsight is a great thing. I’ve had time to review these, takelearnings and move on with a “victory” #positivemindset. You can too.

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