TOP FIVE WAYS TO JUMP START YOUR CAREER IN 2016

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Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.
Organizational expert and motivational speaker Dr. Brandi Stankovic’s new book The Strategic MVP is an executive coaching handbook designed to help ambitious professionals become the most valuable person in their organization. The leadership guide combines key learnings and motivational messages from some of the world’s top CEOs along with weekly workshop-type exercises to help you reach all-star status.
“With the economy in recovery mode, many companies still don’t have the resources to hire their own leadership coaches,” says Dr. Stankovic. “The Strategic MVP is the solution for those organizations and executives, who can use this guide as their own personal leadership training to help figure out where they need improvement and how to take their careers to the next level.”
Below are Brandi’s top five tips for getting the career of your dreams in 2016:
1. Develop Your Personal Brand
Similar to the brand of a company, your personal brand is the feeling and experience that people have when they think of you. Managing your personal brand can be one of the most important things you do as you progress in business. Your personal brand should articulate your values, story, message, and things that are important to you.
2.) Conceptualize Your Future
Successful people have a continuous focus on the future.  They think about how the future will change and how they will be a driving force in that transformation. Imagine you have a magic wand that allows you to create the future you desire.  How would it be different from today? World-renowned spiritual teacher Wayne Dyer has a popular saying “You will see it when you believe it, not the other way around…” this is also true for your career.
3.)Unleash Your Inner Nerd
Commit to being the best you can be through action, education and learning.  Let your inner nerd flourish.  Is there a degree or a next level of learning that you have always wanted to do?  Learning needs to be a lifelong process in every part of our careers.
4.) Expand Your Network
Strive for quality not quantity in your networking efforts. Select and invest in people who care about the things that are important to you.  These are the people who will help you achieve your longterm goals.
5.)Remove the Unnecessary
Everything you bring into your life either supports or undermines who you are and what you want to create. You are who you surround yourself with.  Choose wisely.  Surround yourself with friendly, driven and encouraging influences that positively affect who you are
The Strategic MVP is currently available on Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide:
About The Author
Dr. Brandi Stankovic is an organizational change consultant and a motivational speaker with a creative, people-centric and results-driven approach to problem solving and planning. She is a founder and senior partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates (MSA), a global strategic consulting firm. She has more than 15 years of experience providing solutions for clients, including award-winning education, strategic planning, leadership transition, and human capital management. She regularly consults with CEOs and their teams, writes books and articles on leadership and organizational health, and speaks to audiences around the globe. She is also an avid painter and active volunteer. She lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and two young children (5 years old James, and 3 years old Andrew).For more information, please visit www.thestrategicmvp.com
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