When it comes to finances and retirement, people are generally eager to plan. They meet with advisors, budget their income and learn about things like 529 plans and Roth IRAs.
When it comes to how you make the money necessary for both your lifestyle and retirement, however, a lot of people sing a different tune. Instead of planning for their careers the way they would their investment portfolios, people tend to look ahead only by days or months with no mid-to long-term strategies regarding what they want to achieve.
Let’s change that narrative.
Creating a career development plan forces us to take a big-picture view of what we can and want to achieve over a 20-year period, just as we do with our retirement plans. Knowledge acquisition is a compounding asset!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Patrick C. Horton, MBA, DM/IST, is the vice president of program management for Tampa Microwave, an adjunct college professor and a veteran U.S. Army sergeant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, his Master of Business Administration and his Doctor of Management with a specialization in Information Systems at University of Phoenix. He launched his business, Professional Career Transformations, in 2021 as a way to guide and encourage others to higher levels of professional success. He is a member of Vistage Executive Coaching Group and a recipient of the Purple Heart in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he lives in sunny Florida. Learn more about Dr. Horton and his commitment to helping others achieve their highest level of success by visiting his website.