Imagine choosing a job not on money or even on career advancement, but as part of a life worth living.
How do you define career advancement?
Do you want to influence more people?
Do you want to help more people achieve their goals?
Do you want to make a larger impact?
Do you want to achieve a higher position in your company?
Do you want to start your own company??
If you’re the kind of person who dreams about evolving and advancing in your career, then you might want to read this.
Career advancement is defined differently by different people. Other people’s idea of career advancement isn’t really important.
Your definition of career advancement is what is important. Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
Identify your own definition.
That will be your true north.
Here are some questions that might guide you:
- Who do you want to work with?
- Where do you want to work at?
- What hours do you want to work?
- What is your dream career?
- What do you hope to be doing in the next year? Five years? Ten years?
- What do you need to do now in order to get to where you want to be?
It is vital that you know where you’re going.
Earl Nightingale defined success, in his article, The Strangest Secret in the World, as “the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” Nightingale gave three examples of this, including:
- The school teacher who is teaching because that’s what she wants to do;
- The entrepreneur who starts her own company because that was her dream and that’s what she wanted to do
- The salesperson who wants to become the best salesperson in her company and sets forth on the pursuit of this goal.
Thomas Merton illustrates this concept best with his quote: “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is learning against the wrong wall.” Life is too short. You’ll want to make the best use of your time and go for what you really want in life.
I knew a mental health therapist who was simply a metal health therapist at heart. She had the opportunity to advance and become a program director for several acute-care units at a psychiatric hospital. She did it for a while, but found herself missing her true calling, which is being a therapist. She gave up the supervisor position (managing the team) to do what she wanted to do, which was be a practitioner. That was her idea of success. She is living it.
Are you pursing your idea of success?
Question: Do you want to want to Purse Career Advancement Opportunities in Behavioral Health?
Solution: Consider taking advanced specialty courses.
- The course is worth ten clock hours of continuing education.
- Session content is CE Pre-approved by NCTRC, so you know they count.
- Requirements include:
- Read an interesting text book
- Write at least three comments about the book in our member’s group
- Watch a one hour webinar on the topic
- Pass a written test with a score of 80% or better. You’re guaranteed to pass or you can retake the quiz for free (as many times as you want or need).
- Bonus # 1: I mail you the required book!
- Bonus # 2: You’ll get access to network with other students in our exclusive facebook group.
- Bonus # 3: Discount: The Standard Price for my Advanced Certification Courses is $647. These courses have a special discount ($200) off most of the time, so they’re only $447