The Secret to Success for Women in Pharmaceuticals
There is a secret to success. It is easy to achieve if you know what to do.
Your future is limited only by one thing. You. It takes a lot of work to be successful in anything you do. It takes work to push past limits – whether they are set by others or set by yourself. I have been working with an executive coach recently to help me clear some of my way to what the next 15 years of what life looks like. I have been in the pharmaceutical business for over 25 years and have had an array of managers. I have found that some managers are good. Some managers are bad. Some good managers have bad days. None of that is tied to my personal success. It has taken me a while to figure that out. You are the only one that can plan your way and make your way. The following steps are what I have found to be the recipe for success in climbing the ladder in the pharmaceutical industry:
- Define your DREAM. Really dream it out. Where do you want to go? How will you get there? What are the detractors? How do you overcome the detractors?
- Make your dream a GOAL. Write it down.
- Outline a PLAN. Determine the steps to get to your goal. Ask for input on the plan.
- Execute your plan. Follow the steps you outlined. Follow up on your plan and hold yourself accountable.
Put in the work, and your DREAM will become a REALITY. Realize that it will take time, and input, and coaching, and mentoring, and gut-wrenching thoughts and emotions to make hard decisions to move forward. Sometimes the smallest things are the most difficult to overcome.
There is a saying attributed to Thomas Edison that says:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Don’t miss making your own opportunity.