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The Importance of Creating Action Plans for Career Growth

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

I know what it's like to be an Executive Assistant as I've been one at incredible companies in the past. It can be a challenging role but also incredibly rewarding, offering you the opportunity to build skillsets that are invaluable in any workplace. Every day brings something new and I’m here to share my experiences and insights with you.

When it comes to discovering your values and what you like to do, being an Executive Assistant is the perfect way to do that. It’s a unique role where you get to experience many different aspects of business life and find out what really interests you, allowing you to create a plan of action for yourself so that you can pursue those interests further.

It’s also important to reflect on your achievements as an Executive Assistant – something that I think is often overlooked in this role. Every day we tackle tasks which can sometimes feel mundane or unimportant, but when we take time out at the end of each day or week and look back over our accomplishments, it can help us remember why it was all worth it! Being able to recognize our successes makes us better equipped for future challenges and gives us motivation to keep pushing forward.

Creating ‘action plans’ is essential when trying to advance your career as an Executive Assistant too. This means setting goals for yourself and taking steps towards achieving them throughout the year – whether these are long term objectives or short-term wins. Knowing what you want from your career helps you focus on developing your skillset while also giving yourself a sense of achievement when completing each goal along the way.

You might be thinking 'Why Meg? Just why is this so important for me?' Well, simply put:

A plan gives you focus

When you have a plan, you have a road map to follow. This means that you can focus your energies on specific tasks that will help you move closer to your goal. Without a plan, it’s easy to get sidetracked and waste time on activities that don’t contribute to your long-term career growth.

A plan keeps you accountable

It’s all too easy to make excuses for why you haven’t accomplished your goals. But when you have a plan, you have a written record of what you said you would do and when you said you would do it. This accountability can be a powerful motivator to actually get things done.

A plan helps you measure progress

If you don’t have a plan, it’s difficult to know whether or not you’re making progress towards your goals. But when you have a plan, you can track your progress and see how far you’ve come. This can be a great way to stay motivated and keep moving forward.

A plan forces you to think long-term

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and lose sight of your long-term goals. But when you have a plan, it forces you to think about the future and what you want to achieve. This long-term thinking is essential for career growth.

A plan gives you confidence

When you have a plan, it gives you confidence that you can actually achieve your goals. This confidence can be contagious and help motivate those around you to also pursue their own career growth plans.

To sum up, being an Executive Assistant is about more than just getting through each day - it’s about reflecting on our successes, creating actionable plans for ourselves and continuously honing our skillsets so that we can grow professionally in ways that excite us!

Have you created action plans for yourself?

Catch you online, looking forward to sharing our career action plans 👋

Stay kind,

Meg 👩🏼‍💻

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