How to Set Your Future Self Up For SuccessDNA Of A Professional

How to Set Your Future Self Up For Success

In this episode,Tareka delves into the art of planning for future success, offering valuable guidance on how to shape your path toward personal and professional growth. Tareka advocates for a strategic approach by using a dedicated notebook to document your goals and actions. Throughout the episode, she underscores the importance of staying connected, self-reflection, and aligning values for clarity. Tareka also guides you through setting SMART goals, building consistent habits, and breaking bad habits for personal growth. She emphasizes the ongoing preparation for career success, guiding you to explore your professional DNA and embrace its inherent qualities.

Don't miss out on the transformative insights that will set you on a trajectory toward a future defined by achievement and fulfillment. Tune in for a roadmap to success that combines practical strategies to empower your innate potential today!


  • The pivotal role of planning for one's future
  • Pro tip: Have a strategic approach to your goals
  • Track your progress and experience of success
  • The importance of self-reflection in defining success
  • On goal setting, methodologies, and values alignment
  • How consistent habits influence one’s success
  • Preparing for career advancement in the present vs waiting for an opportunity
  • Embrace your necessary qualities, unique career and life journey


"Doing that reflection is so important. Self-reflection is actually one of the first steps that you can take to begin to craft this roadmap for the success that you have defined." — Tareka Wheeler

"If you want to set your future self up for success, you've got to train your brain to win. And the way you train your brain to win is that once you have been able to set a goal and achieve it, you're going to keep repeating that process; and your brain is going to remember what that feels like." — Tareka Wheeler


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This podcast has become part of my weekly prep for the work week, every Sunday evening. Great tips for personal and professional development each week.

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DNA Of A Professional

Loving the topics and the informational yet fun style of offering great professional advice and encouragement every week! My favorite episode so far is all about the 4 Roles Successful Professionals Must Play!

Lanee B.
DNA Of A Professional

The best aspect of this podcast is the audience that it reaches. I’m a college student about to step into the next chapter of my life and I resonate with so many of the episodes. Tareka is so smart and so passionate about her message to her audience and she knows how to relate. I listen to every single one of her episodes and am fascinated about how she connects the dots between an individual and different parts of their life and career🤍

DNA Of A Professional

The host gives valuable information and tips to implement them in your every day life. This focuses on career development but it helps with personal development in all areas of your life. I love listening to the episodes and reading her emails.

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