By: Dave Cook, Career Counselor, NE MN Office of Job Training
Always one to follow the crowd, I figure putting together a blog which discusses New Year's Resolutions seemed like a logical thing to do. Now is the time to reevaluate where you are headed and start to make changes to improve your stead in life.
It might not be as easy as it sounds. You see, I have been reevaluating and learning new ways of doing things since June. The new gig at NEMOJT has been great in many ways - my team being first on that list. However, the learning curve has been daunting at times.
Expectations, goals, life skills, motivation, pace, communication skills, desire, and success have all been things which I have prided myself on having and being able to champion to others - their meaning has always been crystal clear to me. This past year I have learned that those things have many meanings - they are in fact fluid. Wrapping my arms around that fluidity, the change in thinking, has not been easy.
So there you go, the resolution must revolve around fluidity, right?
Not so fast.
I suspect I am splitting hairs with my list above, but my resolution for 2018 is creating relationships and becoming more available to others - being in the moment. Clients tend to live in moments. They have a need and they want to discuss a situation; from bus passes to abuse, clients live in moments. That is still very difficult for me to wrap my mind around but I am starting to get there though. This year I want to create an atmosphere where:
1. We build relationships
2. We trust one another because of that relationship
3. We work together to grow that relationship and trust
4. That relationship leads to successful plans and goals met
If I can make head way towards these resolutions, 2018 will be a good year!