Do you worry how you’ll fit into a new labour market? Do you fear uncertain scenarios that lie ahead? Right now, we are transitioning from one economical period into a new one. During this transition, you must invest time, energy and money to upgrade your skills to meet the demands of the new economy.
The future labour market relies on connection, leadership, transition and resilience. It is an economy that relies on consultants and freelancers rather than developing the long-term employer and employee relationship. This shift will require you to earn your pay cheque by seeking opportunities, crafting your personal brand and marketing your skills to various employers.
Staying relevant in this new economy is the key component to success. You must take action now by identifying the skills you’ll need to compete in the marketplace over the next 5-10 years.
To be ready for the opportunities and challenges in this new economy, it’s important that you analyze your core values and learn to think critically and constructively. You must embrace change and not resist it.
How do you resist fear and move past stagnation?
You do this by investing in your own learning and personal development to create opportunities for yourself. The spoils go to those willing to take their personal leadership to a whole new level.
Networking is another important part of the future labour market. Adopting a “we-oriented” attitude and not an “I-oriented” attitude will open more doors and help you navigate the new economy. The jobs of the future don’t belong to those who work the most, but to those who cultivate their primary talents and take responsibility for their careers by creating meaningful connections.
Are You Ready to Develop Your Personal Leadership Style?
The hardest person to guide is ourselves. Yet, it’s only by learning how to guide ourselves that we can lead others, and only by guiding and inspiring others can we positively influence the future and achieve success in a new economy. As cliché as it sounds, your future success really is in your hands.
So, how do you develop your personal leadership? How do you guide yourself effectively without being influenced by others? Start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Where are you right now in your career and in your life?
- What are your career goals?
- What is your deadline to reach these goals?
- What are our limitations?
- How much money and time do you need to invest in upgrading your skills and networking?
Answering these questions honestly is the first step toward developing your personal leadership style and creating a successful future.
Design Your Life to Reach Success
Have you heard of the Life Design Method? This method helps you rethink your future to create profitable opportunities that bring meaning to the work you do. Using strategic life tools, you will analyze, design, implement and anchor your dreams into concrete plans that will help you repeat success in the new economy.
To make the most of an economy that’s entrepreneurial and purpose-driven, you must make sure your work matters to you and is something you’re passionate about because success will come, but not without hard work. Why work hard for something you’re not passionate about?
You also must learn to think like an entrepreneur and make sure your work matters to someone besides yourself. To achieve continual success, you have to pay attention to what the market is asking of you. What do your clients want? What skills must you hone to give them what they want? How can you combine your clients’ needs with your passion?
It’s also very important that your skills never become stagnant. Make a commitment to acquire a new set of skills every few years to always stay relevant and knowledgeable about the latest trends in the labour market.
Personally, it is my great pleasure in life to do what other people say I cannot. Grow your passion and find your strength. Look ahead, not backward, because that’s not the way you should go. Do what you are good at and remember that staying in your comfort zone is nothing but a habit you have chosen to live with.