The stagnation trap. Gary Vaynerchuck, wine entrepreneur, author and Internet icon stated in a workshop: “Stop doing stuff you hate, there is no reason today to do things you hate just because you call it work”
If you start to feel an ongoing stagnation in your job and you don’t get what you want from your talents, passion and ambition, your professional reputation will be affected, and you will eventually lose in credibility.
The important question will be – are you where you have to be or where you want to be? If you are not where you want to be, you could do something about it - or rather, you should do something about it! Your professional reputation is at stake here, and it’s constantly valued.
Not knowing your strengths. Erik Schmidt – Chairman of Google – says that what we are really bad at is seeing ourselves and our strengths as others perceive them. It is not until you know your strengths and professional reputation that you can add real value – otherwise they will be undervalued. We are very focused on our weaknesses, but so far I have not met a single person who has become successful on her weaknesses.
Not being aware of your professional reputation. Of course – this is crucial. You will always arrive second, your professional reputation will be there first. Most decisions are made when you are not present. The only thing that is present is your professional reputation. Do you want to take your chances or take control?