New York was crawling with Madonnas and Madoffs, Blagos and Jackos, and no shortage of Sarah Palins this past weekend. Who were you for Halloween? And who are you on the other 364 days of the year? If you’re an introvert, you probably avoid drawing attention to yourself (although an occasional mask and a costume can be a clever workaround if you enjoy taking on a different persona!). Would you benefit from taking an occasional holiday from your workaday persona?
In the context of work, you probably spend more time immersing yourself in the tasks at hand than creating buzz about what you've accomplished. Sound familiar? If you'd like to advance in your career, chances are you'll need to get some recognition for your good work. Consider the following activities to help you build some essential skills as well as your self-confidence.
I'm sure you can think of other activities to help you stretch and acquire an important career building skill. Pick one you can tackle between now and the holidays.
Did I hear some objections? Did you say that your mind goes blank when you try to think out loud? You don't have a great voice? You're convinced that you have two left feet? I say put one left foot in front of the other, and start heading in the right direction—toward your career goals.