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Fast track yourself

Fast track yourself

Over Slacker Manager, Brendon talks about how to fast tracking your career by yourself. Your organization may not have any fast track programs, nor you may not be eligible to it – but you can still do it yourself. He mentions there are four key factors for fast tracking: The right work in the right place; Manage the boss; Two to five years; and Be intentional:

Be intentional
Don’t pursue the fast track unless you have a clear idea of where you’re headed. Sure, it’s fun to explore the company and learn lots of new things, but you’ll eventually be asked to explain your choice of jobs. This is when you can begin to let the cat out of the bag and talk about your plans. If you’re spending at least the minimum time in a given job, then you’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to figure out the “why” of your fast track program.

Another key factor from my experience is to communicate to your boss what is the career path you want to pursue. I had two promotions on the current job, and both are partly the results of suggesting my ideas and opportunities. Many times the opportunities of promotion or advancement will not be appear by themselves. Many of them are planned between you and your boss.

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Fast track yourself – [Slacker Manager]

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Last Updated on July 25, 2018

Finding Your Inside Time

Finding Your Inside Time

An old article that is worth mentioning is called Finding Your Inside Time by David Allen.

David talks about his style on capturing your life details within a journal. By writing every action required items into your journal, you will have more freedom from detaching yourself from all those pressures. He says keeping a journal is like a core dump which can act as your stress release and spiritual in-basket:

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Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.

I often use my journal for “core-dumping” the subtler and more ambiguous things rattling around in my psyche. It’s like doing a current-reality inventory of the things that really have my attention—the big blips on my internal radar. These can be either negative or positive, like relationship issues, career decisions or unexpected events that have created disturbances or new opportunities. Sometimes core-dumping is the best way to get started when nothing else is flowing—just an objectification of what is on my internal landscape.

This is a key point that David has emphasized in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – and it is one of the effective tools that I use daily.

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