I want to be an icon in my profession as a chartered accountant. How can I do that?
Having such goal is really great. Now, how would you feel if your don't reach that goal? Ambition is a doubles sided coin: it can make you either very happy or very miserable.
The first step is to realize that it is all a game. We are an experiment and we prefer having fun and a good time while still reaching our goals. Right?
If you put the bar too high, it will make it tougher on you, so be sure that you set up achievable goals, otherwise all you'll make your life very very hard.
Step 1: Find life satisfaction exactly where you are right now
Train yourself to enjoy life fully, no matter the outcomes. You will see that it makes it much easier to reach your goals when feel in a way more detached.
Ambition can create a huge stress and tension on your system. Step out of that tension and free yourself first. You have nothing to prove to anyone. You are already perfect right now.
Step 2: Design a supportive environment
No need to have the whole weight on your shoulders. Design a system which support and encourage your reaching your goals.
Step 3: Have a strategy for every situation
If you want to win that game, you need to be ready for anything.
Step 4: develop top skills and expertise in your field
Before you market what you have to offer make sure that your product is strong.
Step 5: market yourself and your services
Develop a marketing vehicle which brings your message out there. Having the skills is only half of the story. Your marketing strategy represents the other half of the story.
Find your target market and find out about their unique needs. Listen! Surveys! Develop products which respond to their very unique needs. Target your product and make it accessible to those who need to buy from you.