When you’re building your career, it can be hard to stop and notice how far you’ve come.
When Forty Magazine first started out, our career milestone was easy to recognize. We focused making high-quality magazines and growing our audience from a reach of zero to the 10,000s. In our second year of production, we reached that career milestone. Internally we had to battle to know what to do next to really take our platform to the next level. Instead of sitting still, we decided to keep climbing and set another goal worth chasing.
If you feel you’re getting close to a career milestone of your own, don’t miss the signs. Supporters of The People’s Voice PR’s #IsThisMicOnCampaign help you know when you’ve finally arrived.
You Stop Comparing & Impact Others
Kristin Mcintyre said it best. “There’s power in numbers, but there’s a bigger impact in purpose.” Knowing you make more money than your coworkers or drive the same car as your boss can make you feel great for the short term. But when you really peak in your career, you stop worrying about others and focus on how you can use your gifts for a greater purpose.
You Feel Confident in Who You Are
When you first start your career you naturally have a little self-doubt. You wonder if you’re doing things the right way and feel a little anxious when faced with new challenges. Being confident in yourself gives you room to do more. Brandon Miller said it. Justin Bobby said it. Anyone who is near a career milestone can feel it.
You Embrace Where Your Come From
When you reach the top of a mountain, you can’t help but look back at the climb. Instead of regretting the hours of dedication, when you reach the top, you can look back at your origins with pride. As Jaren Collins, Tori Lee, and Austin Axtell explain, your childhood and rise to success become a part of your story.
You Look for Chances to Grow
The #IsThisMicOnCampaign started off as a celebration of local entrepreneurs. But as Founder Laci McKinney saw the impact of her voice-amplifying campaign, the PR agency evolved into a creative agency. When you reach a career milestone, it can be easy to stay the same and focus on doing only what you’re good at. But going through the process of growth is where the true magic occurs.
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