Today I am feeling unbelievably proud of myself, which is something I don’t think we say about ourselves anywhere near enough. We’re always the first to congratulate others, so why do we seem to forget to congratulate ourselves?
Back in April I was promoted to Media Planner Buyer at work, which I was so happy with but I was also disappointed in myself that it had taken me a year and a half to get this promotion (although bear in mind after 4 months working in my role we went fully remote). When I got my promotion I remember saying to the two people leading my review ‘Account Manager by October?’. One of them looked at me and said ‘Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, one thing at a time’ and the other said ‘That’s exactly what I said when I got my first promotion’. And so a goal was set.
Over the past 6 months I have worked hard and I have worked smart. Straight after my promotion to Media Planner Buyer I sat down with people I work alongside on all the accounts I work on and told them my far-fetched goal of shooting to AM in 6 months, I set myself some clear goals of what I needed to achieved and we reviewed them every week to see where I was slacking and where I was excelling. Doing this was as much a team effort as an individual one and without these check ins and support this definitely would not have happened.
So yeah, I am feeling happy and proud. Celebrations pending post running the London Marathon on Sunday, which I think will be another day of feeling very proud, for completely different reasons however with the same theory. I set goals, I had accountability and I remained consistent. (Let’s hope I cross the finish line.
If you take anything from reading this blog post it is:
- Set yourself some clear goals
- Find people that will hold you accountable
- Keep showing up
What a week!
Hopefully, once the Marathon training is over I’ll have more time to dedicate to getting more posts out on my blog!
Thanks for reading, Chloe x