This is a ‘Polly Pointers’ video tip created for young people from The Princes Trust enterprise program.
New years is a time for writing goals and resolutions. Why not have some fun with this and write a magazine article about yourself instead?
First of all go and find a copy of your favorite magazine or business publication. Find an article to copy the format and then write an article about yourself. What would it say about your career and the steps you took to get where you are now? Who have been key influences in your life?
Make it as fanciful as possible, this is the imaginary future you, so you can totally make up who you might meet along the way, how they might help your carrer etc. Maybe you are a singer and you bumped in to Rod Stewart while shopping in Harrods and hit it off over a discussion about Chelsea boots? Go get creative but remember to think about the milestones you are going to have to hit along the way to get to where you want to eventually be. You are setting a path to success for yourself, mapping it out so you have a clear direction to follow. And who knows who you might bump into along the way.