Jun 9 / Richa Bansal

4 Harsh Truths About Why You Are Not Advancing in Your Career

You are doing all the right things...

๐Ÿ‘‰ You are results-oriented and delivering on your goals.
๐Ÿ‘‰ You are a hard worker and pulling 60-hour weeks.
๐Ÿ‘‰ You are a team player and organizing all team events.

But somehow, you still feel stuck... like you are spinning your wheels, wishing you would move up to the next level you deserve for your education, experience, and skillset.

But here's the truth - getting to the next level requires more than being result-oriented, hard worker, or a team player.

Here are 4 harsh truths about why you are not advancing to the next level in your career:

1. ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ

Does this sound familiar?

๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œI didnโ€™t think this was a big deal so I didnโ€™t mention it in the meeting.โ€
๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œWhy would anyone be interested to learn from me?โ€

When you do this, you forget that you are a business of one. And a business does not grow without self-promotion.

2. ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œI cannot say no to this 7pm call because my manager set it up.โ€
๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œI have to check my emails on vacation. What if I miss anything urgent?โ€

When you donโ€™t respect your own boundaries, no one else will.

3. ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค

๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œI donโ€™t want to take a favor from my colleague by asking for a referral.โ€
๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œI canโ€™t ask my Director for a recommendation. What will she think of me?โ€

Your network is powerful. But only if you leverage it.

4. ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ (๐จ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐)

1. ๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œMy boss knows how hard I work and will give me the promotion when a position opens up.โ€
๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€œIf I ask for help with prioritization, my boss will think Iโ€™m not pulling my weight.โ€

If you donโ€™t ask, the answer is always no.

Which one can you resonate with? 

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