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Whiskey’s Wise Advice For Career Success in 2017

Want to make positive, big progress towards your career and life goals this year? Yes? Then do this. And right now!

How was your 2016? Some triumphs? Tough out there? Now’s a good time to reflect on how to move forward in your career. Here’s a tip. I was in Melbourne, overwhelmed with a sense of foreboding and impending doom. Minor setbacks had knocked the wind out of my confidence and mojo. I was in a funk. Lost in a tsunami of fear, pessimism, defeatism, catastrophising.

Then I saw a Johnnie Walker billboard. It gave me the answer to getting back in control and tackling 2017 with hope and optimism. This is what it said:

Why I Want You To Play In The Traffic

It’s the worst advice for children. But powerful counsel if you want to make your career a huge success, today and tomorrow. Do this and thrive. It’s as simple as that.

I caught up with Paul K this week, a hugely talented, inspiring and successful entrepreneur who specialises in leadership work. I’d seen him eight months ago, just after I quit my big job. We’d chatted about my plans. Now I updated him on progress – on all the ‘shoe leather’ I’d been burning to connect and lift profile- and how my Advisory practice was booming.

“It’s no surprise,” Paul commented. “You’re doing something well that so many forget to do at their peril in their careers. You are……”

Are You Fit Enough For Your Career Marathon?

I gave a speech to 1,000 marketers recently, to a standing ovation. Surprising really, given I’d just told them they faced career extinction. Then I asked them this.

If you retire when you are 65 years old, how many years have you got to go?

Less than 10, between 10 and 20, 20 and 30? More than 30? For most, the answer is startling. They have a long road ahead of them. Given the massive pace of change, that future is uncertain. Here’s the brutal reality: