I’ve been thinking a lot about “carpe diem” lately. And that always reminds me of Dead Poets Society.
And Robin Williams inspiring his students…
“Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
Are you making your life extraordinary?
Are you making your career extraordinary?
Or are you putting things off?
There are some career moves you want to make like…
…telling your boss you deserve a promotion.
…asking to lead more challenging projects.
…going 100% on the job market and finally landing a new job
…changing your career focus and exploring new kinds of opportunities.
…starting your own business.
You want to make these moves.
You’ve pretty much decided they are the logical “what’s next.”
And yet, you’re not making them.
Something is holding you back from taking action.
It’s hard to put your finger on what that “something” is, but it just doesn’t feel like the right time.
Just because you want (and deserve) these things, doesn’t mean now’s the time to pursue them.
“We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, for heaven’s sake!”
“The economy is terrible right now! It wouldn’t be responsible to ask for these career rewards or pursue new avenues!”
“I need to focus on my family right now, not my career.”
“It’s not that bad, really. I can go another year without that pay raise.”
“Now’s not the time to focus on dreaming. Now’s the time to focus on being safe and secure.”
If any of these thoughts cross your mind when you’re considering making bold career moves right now, please know that you’re not alone.
They make sense. They’re logical. And they are one version of the truth.
I’m not here to argue with you. You get to choose your truth.
And, because I want you to exceed your career goals and thrive as a technical leader, you can bet your horses I’m gonna share an alternate truth -
Now is the PERFECT time to pursue those career dreams!
We’re in the middle of a global pandemic and we need strong, passionate, courageous leaders now more than ever.
It’s irresponsible to NOT own your worth and ask for that raise! What example are you setting for your team — or your kids — if you settle for mediocre pay?
Leaders know how to get resourceful — no matter what! Even when the economy is suffering.
Your family NEEDS you to step up right now! By pursuing your career dreams, you’re building a better life for THEM too.
How many more years do you want to go without a pay raise? “It’s not that bad” is code for “I’m settling.” And you DON’T settle. That’s NOT who you are!
Now’s the time to focus on safety and security AND the perfect way to do that is to build your DREAM career with intelligence, intention, and inspired action.
NOW is the time!
Carpe Diem my friends!
Make your lives extraordinary!
Are you ready to begin the journey towards commanding a premium salary as a badass tech leader while you build your dream life with ease, flow, and fun?
Because now is all we have.
We’re not promised tomorrow.
Go for it.