Are you ready to take ownership of your career and make things happen?

Are you ready to take ownership of your career and make things happen?

I have just arrived home from speaking at two outstanding and well-done conferences. (Don’t worry- I snuck in a fun cruise with Shannon between them.) Now I am looking forward with anticipation and excitement to AAO in 5 weeks. I will be speaking on how you can “own your role”. I know a lot of you are also planning to attend so I thought it would be fun to do a little series that will give you a small sneak peek at what I will be covering.

Now I’m guessing that when you read the phrase “own your role” you immediately had some thoughts come to mind. Let me tell you what that phrase means to me.

Owning your role means taking full responsibility for the tasks, responsibilities, and outcomes of your position. It involves understanding the expectations and goals of your role, and actively seeking out ways to improve your performance and contribute to the success of your team and organization. Owning your role also means being accountable for your actions and decisions, and taking the initiative to identify and address any issues or challenges that may arise. By owning your role, you demonstrate a strong work ethic, a commitment to excellence, and a willingness to go above and beyond what is expected of you. Ultimately, owning your role can lead to increased job satisfaction, professional growth, and success in your career.

If you’re anything like my clients and their teams, you are wondering just how you go about owning your role. Well, over the next 5 weeks I am going to give you a tip each week to help you truly own your role.

Tip #1: Be Proactive!

So, what does it mean to be proactive? Well, it’s all about taking initiative and not waiting for someone to tell you what to do. It’s about anticipating what needs to be done and taking action before it becomes a problem. Being proactive means being a go-getter, taking charge, and being responsible for your own success.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Dino, I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes or overstep my boundaries.” Trust me, being proactive doesn’t mean you have to be a bulldozer. It’s about being confident, taking ownership of your role, and making things happen in a positive way.

So, how can you be proactive in your job? Start by asking yourself, “What can I do to make my job easier, more efficient, or more enjoyable?” Don’t wait for your boss to tell you what to do. Anticipate the needs of your team and your clients. Take the initiative and come up with solutions to problems. Offer to help your colleagues with their tasks, and don’t be afraid to speak up when you have an idea.

Remember, being proactive is all about taking responsibility for your own success. Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you; create them yourself! Take charge of your career, and you’ll be amazed at the results.

So, let’s all make a commitment to be proactive in our roles. Let’s take ownership of our careers, and let’s make things happen!

Next Friday I will tell you about how being accountable can help you own your role.