Know Yourself and Your Potential

When you’ve been stuck in a routine for so long, you can lose track of your potential. What do I mean by this? Think about it. When your life routine is disrupted in some way, you usually see yourself with particular clarity. When you have money trouble, it’s only then that you see you financial situation. When you have to look for a new job, it’s only then that you realize how employable you really are.

The three areas that best define you in business and life are professional, financial, and medical. Do you know exactly where you stand in any of these right now? If you ensure you’re 100% in the know about all three, it can give you peace of mind. And who knows? Maybe by updating yourself on them, you’ll make a life-changing decision.

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Update Your Resumé and Look for New Job Opportunities

This isn’t the same as “quit your job”! Not at all. But maybe you’ve spent at least a couple of years in your current job. Maybe you’ve even been there for nearly a decade, or even most of your life!

A lot of people get very comfortable with their job and never think about looking for another. Unfortunately, a job loss can seemingly happen to anyone at any time. All of a sudden, you find yourself scrambling to get a CV together, chasing any job opportunities in sight.

Why not be prepared? Go through job listings. Have a look at something different, something else you could see yourself doing. If you can, aim for a higher pay bracket. Look at the job requirements. Are you sure you don’t meet any of them? Look carefully at the job you do now and see there are any similarities. Update your resumé accordingly. This will create an updated, in-depth record of your position in your professional life.

Recommended reading: 5 Strategies to Love the Job You Hate

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Check Your Credit Score

Much like in one’s work life, people don’t often know what position they’re in financially until something goes wrong. What if you find yourself needing to borrow money? An emergency can pop up at any moment, complete with a heavy monetary toll.

Maybe you’re careful with your money. But several things could negatively affect your financial position you may not have considered. Make sure there’s no action you need to take. You can talk to a company that can check credit scores.

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Get a Physical Health Check

It’s recommended you get one of these every six months. But so many people don’t do this. Why not? Some are too busy. Some people just forget. And sometimes people are simply afraid to go, in case they hear bad news.

Whatever your reason, toss it to one side. Go to your doctor and get yourself checked out. If you do it every six months, it will be easier to record changes. It’s handy to have records of your cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Some of these you can actually check at home yourself. However you do it, make sure you keep an eye on your health.

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