Managing a career is almost as time consuming as the actual career. But, it is incredibly valuable that you become your own biggest advocate in building and growing your career, and owning your trajectory. For many, it is challenging to manage their careers because it could involve stepping out of your comfort zone. However, as we’ve heard for many years, success is just outside your comfort zone. It is critical that you become your own biggest fan and advocate because, no one else will. Related: 10 Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Career To grow a career, you must have a plan, be flexible and execute against it. But, what I see that kills a lot of advancement are the basics. People will have a plan, but they will likely do one of these five things that end up sabotaging their career advancement. Don’t let that be you!