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Moving Up and The Support Systems Around You

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Do you have career goals? Are you ready to move up? In many cases moving up is important, but there are not any goals or a good support system. What do your friends think?

It is interesting that we often talk openly about refusing a dessert, about being sure we are going to hit the gym, or that we want to drop a few pounds.

Friends often seem supportive, they’ll offer encouragement, and maybe even invite you to join them in their own similar endeavors.

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What happens when you tell them you are going for a promotion, that you want to get an advanced degree, or that you want a luxurious home that puts you into a new neighborhood? Are they supportive or do they offer to help?

Goals are important for everything you want to accomplish. No goal means limited achievement. It is easier to deny yourself advancement when you don’t define what the advancement looks like.

Support systems matter. The weight loss program, the fitness routine, or skipping the dessert. Support and encouragement help.

If you are career minded, success driven, and want to accomplish more, do you have the support you need?

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Your network is critical for your success. Those people who surround you matter. If you’re interested in moving up who is shouting encouragement?

Change is scary, it may cause friends to worry about being left behind, to get anxious because they aren’t as committed or lack the confidence. Yes, even jealously may be a factor.

Here’s the thing, you need a support system. You need encouragement and backup. Most of all you need belief. Sometimes belief from others is the trigger for belief in yourself.

What’s stopping your advancement? What is holding you back from moving up?

Most successful people hang around others who support success, not deny it.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant and succession coach who helps organizations and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a five-time author and some of his work includes, #CustServ The Customer Service Culture, and Forgotten Respect, Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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3 Difference Makers for Moving Up In Your Career

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Adversity can be discouraging. It might sometimes feel easier to give in or give up. You can just roll along, be one of the many, and blend in with the crowd. Those aren’t always the wrong choices, but if you’re committed to moving up in your career they probably aren’t the right choice for you.

If you’re already beyond talking about your next move then you’ve probably also faced the reality that next moves pose tough challenges. Of course each individual situation might be unique but there are a few things that I repetitively see for those who persevere.

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Here are three of my favorite reminders:

  • Stay Committed. It is easy to get off track. It is easy to ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Remember what you decided. Remember the day you decided to make a difference for your career. Whether you’re working through a job or education that seems like a drag or whether you’re reaching for the next rung of the ladder, keep the commitments you made to yourself.
  • Don’t Overestimate. We live in a world of fast paced and continuous change. Everything we want, we typically want fast. Discouragement is easy to find. Be realistic with your goals. Many people lose faith in their attempts because they overestimate what they can do in a few months or even a year or two. At the same time they lack the vision for what can be accomplished in five years or ten.
  • Stay Connected. This isn’t necessarily about the “friends” that you’ve built on social media. It is about staying connected to those who will support your goals. Facts are facts and often people with less energy or smaller goals are reluctant to support those who are pursuing more. They tell the story about how they tried and why they finally gave up. Not everything is for everyone but stay connected to a healthy support system.


I don’t think anyone said that moving up in your career would be easy.

You didn’t expect that it would be.

You also expect to get there.

Stay committed to that.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and corporate trainer that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a four-time author and some of his work includes, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce and Pivot and Accelerate, The Next Move Is Yours! Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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