In this chapter, I’m going to put together a complete framework for you to start thinking about your career aka your career plan.
But I’d like to take you through a slight detour first.
Imagine for a moment that you an organization. The main goal of an organization is to make a profit. To make a profit and grow your business, you would probably want to put together a strategy in place. This strategy would include defining your vision as a company, defining your mission as a company, your values, understanding the market and customers that you want to go after, understanding the environment that you operate it, understanding your competition and much more.
You, like other companies would do something known as the “Strategic Planning” process, where they answer 3 high level questions:
- Where are you now as a company?
- Where do you want to be?
- How will you get there?