It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. Let me explain why:
1. The holidays were super busy
2. A hectic work schedule
3. Lack of content
4. A new focus
There. I’ve been honest. Let me tell you what I’ve been up to and why you should listen.
I’ve been working on my previous website www.wendylarson.com because I have some speaking events and I’d like to refer any interested parties to my website. I’ve wanted to revamp so I could impress a new audience. I still want to make my site better, but I lost true focus of my mission: to help women succeed in finding their career.
In the grand scheme of things, I am interested in long-term planning. The work I’ve done online has catered to the short-term. The short-term is necessary to address, but if I don’t improve I’ll never get anywhere. So, I’ve decided to take responsibility for my development and create an action plan. I’m a woman with a new focus and a road map of what I need to do to get there!
One thing that I’m doing is reading, reading, reading. I want to know more about my career–what I’m good at–what I can pass on to others. I’ll admit, I really don’t like to read. My mind wanders and I feel like I don’t absorb the information. I’m in the training profession and one of the tricks that instructional designers use is to chunk information when writing the materials. Brilliant. Why don’t I apply the same principles to my reading chore? So I did. I made a daily checklist and always put “read one chapter” on the checklist. I’ll be darned–it works. I pound out those books faster than I thought.
My recommendation is this: before you begin to pour your heart and soul online, make sure you’re armed with information and advice from experts in the field. The internet has a plethora of information and books are always an amazing resource. When I start a new book I promise to pass along what I’m reading, so we can be fabulous and learn together.