Do You in 2022

Many use this season to reboot professionally as a new year begins.

If you have a lofty goal that lingers in the peripheral, but you have not yet pursued it, is now your time?

Tough Questions

Ask yourself tough questions:  

✅ Have others cast doubts on your dreams, and you believe them rather than yourself?  

✅ Are life commitments daunting? Is there no time to pursue what could bring deep satisfaction and professional impact?

✅ Does your current position evoke a sense of challenge or comfort?

✅ Lineage and credentialing questions can cause concern. Are they creating roadblocks to achieving your envisioned level of success?

✅ Have you passed up opportunities to let your capabilities shine?

If any of these questions resonate with you, draw lessons from David, an unknown and seemingly ill-equipped sheepherder in the Bible. Nonetheless, he eagerly availed an opportunity where he faced and defeated a giant.

Lessons to Take Into the Next Year

Lesson 1: Intentionally Move Toward Professional Opportunity.

Never underestimate the power of courage and determination.  

What seems impossible becomes possible when you allow your talents and abilities to shine, instead of fitting into the “box” that someone else designs for you. 

Lesson 2: Beware of Naysayers (Even the Internal Voice).  

Know that you have what it takes to face and capitalize on an opportunity.

  • Remember your past successes.
  • Reflect on what it took to accomplish exceptional outcomes.
  • Recalibrate and lean into your strengths. 

“When somebody underestimated me, it made me want to prove them wrong.”

Condoleezza Rice

Use your existing knowledge, skills, and abilities. Develop any missing capabilities. 

Lesson 3: Do You. 

Resist trying to fit into someone else’s persona or embrace decisions and actions not aligned with your vision. Instead, engage in discovery to gather information to make an informed decision about your way forward.

Prepare for success. 

Trust yourself, and be the best you can be for the opportunity. 

Dare to “Do You.”

Take the First Step

💫 Which lesson speaks most to you? 

💫 What action will you take to “Do You in 2022”?

Own your greatness and know that you do not have to go on the journey alone. 

Contact me for a complimentary coaching meeting. We will focus on what is most important to you in your career.

Lillian Davenport, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, CTACC, Principal, End View Solutions, LLC

Lillian Davenport is a coach, consultant, and women’s leadership strategist. Her leadership program, Maximize Her LeadershipSM, guides women in bringing together their talents, strengths, and executive presence to experience a thriving career.

Lillian’s career as a human resources leader includes roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Woodforest National Bank, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where she leveraged employee relations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion expertise in leadership development.