She got a new promotion. She just got engaged. She bought a new car. All the while you are hanging on by a thread to your job. Or maybe you have thought---“Hey, I have just as much talent as so-and-so. Why not me?”. Has comparison ever tried to steal your joy?
As we wrap up the first quarter of the year, I am reminded of the resolutions many of us made for ourselves. Weight loss, changing your job, quitting smoking, getting rid of/staying away from that no good ex once and for all, or putting down that alcohol. How have you done on staying committed to your goals and resolutions?
I was having dinner with some friends at Katana in West Hollywood, California, and we were discussing career development for women (big surprise, right?). One of my girlfriends mentioned being her boss’ “wing woman.” It immediately made me think about the importance of being an awesome wing woman, and how mastering this role could lead to future promotions.
Does your boss look to you as his/her go-to? Does your boss bounce new ideas off you before she/he announces it to the team? Does your boss have an active role in your professional development? All of these questions boil down to one main idea: Does your boss keep you top of mind? It might sound harsh when you put it in these terms, but your boss should view you as his/her biggest ASSET.