RIF DAY 31:I AM READY!by Marilyn Carroll on 03/30/12
ARE YOU READY? I AM!!
Ending a 17 year career contract for a new beginning and the possibilities are endless!
Because I was blessed with the key formula-in addition to faith.
I used the following formula to decide on my next career moves.
Knowledge +Skills+Abilities+Passion=Potential+Positioning+Preference+Power=Individual Plan (KSAP5i)
“Some change must occur in order for growth to happen. The greater the change the more the growth, leading to exponential opportunities. So have faith, build on hope, live in courage, and be optimistic about the future.” Marilyn Carroll, 2012
Today, Thursday was my last day, March 29th in the office. Over the last 15 days I applied for seven positions as well as working on the launch of my company, KSAP5i. The reasons for applying for the positions was to ensure that I have enough revenue coming in to pay the team supporting the business without seeking additional financial assistance as well as the position allows me to continue to contribute to another area of business which I am passionate about. The position will provide me with flexibility, benefits, and the ability to continue to increase my knowledge while giving back and helping others.
Of the positions I applied for two were with the current organization. In both positions I would be performing roles I felt confident that I would excel at. One of the positions was filled with another in house candidate and the other as of my exit from the company was not announced. The other five positions were external to the organization. I was offered all five. However, I made the decision to go with the position which would provide me with the most opportunities as well as compliment my business. The position requires travel but that does not bother me. I was very open to doing what I need to do to be successful as long as it meant that I would not have compromise on what I valued or my passion and goals.
I start my new role on Monday. Most of the work for this position will be done in the evenings, which will provide me with hours during the day I need to run my business. As well as be available to continue my community service work, speaking in addition to consulting opportunities. Based on my contacts, I was able to submit three business proposals to potential clients. One has replied back with interest in addition to setting up an appointment with me for next week. In summary, the last two weeks have been very successful and eventful.
Even though I have been successful at landing a rewarding and promising position that will surely provide opportunities for advancement. I will continue to contribute heavily towards my company to be a successful Career Education Management Organization. The position I have taken provides me with the opportunity work in an educational setting while building best practices for leadership and management scholars. While affording me with the ability to continue to work on an additional aspect of my life that I am passionate about, which is helping individuals to become their best self-possible through a thorough understanding of developing and implementing their full potential. I think that I have a good career marriage and I am excited to be professionally free to be able to make these choices.
My strategy may seem a bite stressful for some but for me it makes all the sense in the world to me. In closing, I leave one area of my passion that of Institutional Trust and Financial Markets business to that of educating and building the future of our country in a way which will produce a more positive workforce, who are engaged and motivated through every step of their career choices, goals, and plans. In addition to these benefits, I will gain a lot from this strategy including, benefits, income, knowledge, growth, increased abilities, flexibility, creativity, innovation, and a strong retirement income foundation.