Step through the door!
Make it happen! Take charge because no one is going to hand over the perfect job or career to you. It takes a lot of hard work, sacrifices, dedication, and a will to succeed. Do you have it in you? Do you have it in you to be the best you can be? Can you outshine everyone around you? Can you keep up the energy to outlast your co-workers?
If you work in a corporate setting, there are several things you can do to take charge of your destiny.
- Communicate: Communicate with your boss often. Let her know you are engaged and wanting to learn. This is not just for people new in the workforce but involves all levels including the Executive level. You never stop learning and wanting to grow. Be that person who wants to take on more responsibility but, at the same time, don’t be taken advantage of. You know the difference so stay in control.
- Go the extra mile: After the day is done and everyone finishes up.. do one (1) more thing. There are only a select few that will make this extra effort. Most people don’t have the will. That one more thing you do, will put you steps ahead of everyone else.
- Read: READ A LOT! Educate yourself and be the expert. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in. You always want to be the go-to person and counted on. Find the best publications that are interesting that you can read on a daily basis. Knowledge is power and this gives you great talking points with your peers and boss. Great to start the day, “Did you hear about….”
- Positive Attitude: No matter what, leave all your issues out of the workplace. I understand this can be extremely difficult especially if you are going through tough times, such as divorce, death, struggles with family, etc. People want to surround themselves with people who give off good vibes. Remember, you get more out of people if they want to be around you. Put a smile on your face and step through the door!
Do you have what it takes? I believe you do so take control today!