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A six step process for success…
ENGAGE is a six-step process for discovering what drives you and using it to succeed in your career. Many people’s careers stall because they see strategic, high-level thinking, like knowing what their purpose is or what values drive them, as a “soft skill.” They don’t prioritize it. But that kind of thinking is exactly what enables entrepreneurs to launch successful startups, executives to get promoted and politicians to be elected. You can progress in your career without following this model, sure. But you’ll eventually plateau.
E: Explore your meaning.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right. — Henry Ford
N: Narrow your goals
Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your goals. — Unknown
G: Generate a plan
A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A: Anticipate roadblocks
Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth. — Mike Tyson
G: Gain persistence
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. — Thomas Jefferson
E: Elevate yourself
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. — Eleanor Roosevelt
E.N.G.A.G.E. will help you design experiences that promote “successful thinking”. However, the formula doesn’t work unless you do. Your potential is there waiting to be discovered!