Are you earning or learning?
You know our mantra already: the purpose of work is to 'earn or learn'. If you're getting both, great. If you're not getting either, it's time to re-assess.
Here are some key areas to consider for your self - assessment:
Key Accomplishments: What are some of the great things that you did in the first half of the year? Did you achieve any goals? Any strategic projects that you were a part of that are measured by Senior Leadership?
How's your network looking? : Did you develop any new relationships ? Did you strengthen any current relationships that you do have? Have you been overlooking any relationships or avoiding any? If so, it might be a great place to start building them.
Learning: Did you increase your knowledge in any areas that YOU care about or skills that you want to achieve for YOU? What were the things that you learned about yourself in the first half of the year?
After you complete this introspection, it's time to focus on the future. You can't do anything about the past.
So, it's time to create or set a new goal. Here's how:
For each of the areas above, create one step to support this objective. E.g., if building your network is a new goal, then create a small tangible step - "Have a virtual coffee chat with one member of my leadership team once a month."
For some of you, the new goal may be that you realize that you're not interested in the work you do, it's not paying you enough, nor do you have an interest in learning anything or building relationships in the current role, so a new goal may be, "Transition to a new role or find a new role in the next 6 months."
Remember, you can create the future you want for yourself. You just need to be intentional about it.
It may just be your time to move.