Career Goals for 2013. What have your learned in 2012?

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Do you really need to set career goals at the beginning of the year? YES

I wrote a previous post called Playing it Safe with your Career is the New Risky. Yes you do!

Where do you want to be in 6 months?

Where do you want to be in a year?

This also a great time to reflect back on what you have learned in the last 6-12 months.

What have I learned in the last  6-12 months.

Self publishing is much easier than I thought when you acquire the right resources!

My good friend Gudjon Bergmann has self published 18 books. He wrote a book called The Author’s Blueprint. Gudjon is brilliant in getting you to write a book and not the book. If you try to write your first book to be The Book, you will likely never finish. Check out Gudjon’s LinkedIn Profile , his book on Amazon and his Author’s Blueprint website.

I have a client who has attended a workshop run by Gudjon and is working the process in the book.

I have no artistic talents. I know I have no taste!

Repurpose Your CareerI enlisted Trish Lee and Book Elves Publishing. Watch the video on her site and you will hear and see moi. Problem is they did nothing about the bald spot on the back of my head! For a little over $500 I received a branded book cover. This was more than just designing the cover but also, putting me through a branding process such that the cover resonated with my audience.

If I  had tried to do this on my own, well…. it would have never got done!

The next step is to get the book on Kindle which will happen in the next two weeks.

Besides Gudjon’s books and courses check out Guy Kawasaki’s new book APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book but take the quiz Are you a Dinosaur or an APE? I scored a 15!

What I am telling you that if a recovering engineer can write and self publish a book, anyone can!

More on the book next week, as we complete the release!! You can now find Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers on Amazon but not everything is there just yet.

What have you learned?

Get out pen and paper and write down what you have accomplished and learned.

What are your goals?

Have you thought where you want to be in 6 months or a year? Set those goals! Heck do you want to write a book?

I will talk about my goals for the next year in the next post.

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