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Tomorrow will be better!

By Alfonso Bucero

Are you familiar with my sentence: “Today is a good day”? Every day is a good day because we have a lot of blessings every day. The problem is that most of us are not conscious about that. We are going too fast, we are working a whole year and again, and again and again. We are traveling too much to get some business. We have a short time focus in many cases.

I like very much my profession; I’m a project manager, consultant, trainer and speaker working worldwide, so I’m blessed. I have the opportunity to meet new people very frequently coming from different countries and cultures. I can learn more and more every year, quarter, month, week, every day. That’s amazing isn’t it? Every day is a good day for me. Is every day a good day for you? What happens with your future? Are you thinking about where you want to be next year, what do you wanted to do by next year?

I’m talking about your future. Do you have a personal and professional vision about your future? You need it, because tomorrow may be even a better day for you. But it depends on you. Who are you? Do you have a professional and personal career plan? What is your personal vision?

If you work on your vision, if you dream a little bit, if you see around you in which environment you are, you will be able to build a new future for you. You can do it. I know the financial crisis has affected us worldwide, but have you thought about how to change it? Do you believe you can change something, in your personal or professional life that may contribute to the social good, to the industry, to our business future? Be the change you want to see.

You, as a project professional, can do that. You can change your destiny, only you. Take your time, analyze where you are and where you can go, and as my best friend and colleague Randall L. Englund says, "just do it".

I have some best practices to share with you about how to prepare your personal vision:

  • Spend some time every day (some people prefers to do it early in the morning, others in the evening) in a quiet and relaxed place and think about:
    • Your career
    • Your achievements
    • Do a SWOT analysis about you (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)
  • Be focused on your strengths and reflect upon how to be excellent in your strengths, what would be the actions to take to achieve it
  • Think about  your attitude
    • Are you a positive or negative person?
    • What is your answer when people are asking “how are you?
    • Can you be more positive, can you always see the full part of the bottle?
  • Take a sheet of paper and write down your vision in one year from now about:
    • SPOUSE or HUSBAND, or PARTNER
    • Children (if applicable)
    • Career           
    • Moral
    • Extended Family     
    • Professional Involvement
    • Spiritual        
    • Physical        
    • Community
    • Financial
    • Recreational   
    • Leadership   

Tomorrow can be even better for you, only if you dedicate some time to yourself from now and work on your personal vision. If you need some help on that, you can ask us for our consulting services (BUCERO PM Consulting and/or Englund Consultancy)

www.abucero.com and www.englundpmc.com

Our books: “THE COMPLETE PROJECT MANAGER and “THE COMPLETE PROJECT MANAGER TOOLKIT,“are available at www.amazon.com.

Do not lose your time. You are great, but you can be much better. Only you can do it, Go for it!

Tomorrow will be better!

 

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP. PMI-RMP, PMI Fellow

Managing Partner

BUCERO PM Consulting

www.abucero.com

Phone: +34-91-6308156



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