The past couple of months have been so hectic that my work ethic started to hinder.
Shh.. Don’t tell anybody but I’ve been doing homework on the clock!
I may not excel at everything in my life, but I am real good at my chosen career.
That truth is reflected in how much I am valued by management and coworkers.
I’m totally not being cocky here, I’m just trying to let you all know why I am so ashamed.
A few days ago, I had to stop and think of the real reason why my work was backing up.
The truth is, I am not focused and I’m putting future opportunities on the line.
While I was sitting at my desk 2 hours past go home time, I decided to take my own advice.
There’s nothing like using yourself as an example of both the good and bad sides of something!
10 Easy Tips To Be More Successful At Work
1. Limit your internet activity for personal use.
Everybody deserves a lunch break and 2 smaller breaks throughout the day.
Not only does it help you focus, but it helps create a good work and life balance.
Limit your internet activity for personal use to these designated time slots.
Sadly, I let the internet distract me all day long. Wedding wire and blogger need to wait for a break!!
2. Be a person who keeps their word.
A work day doesn’t go by without someone asking me to do something for them.
It could be a customer making a request, a manager, or even a coworker in need of help.
Make you sure do what you said you would do when you promised you would.
I never let a request go unhandled, but lately I’ve been bad at doing it within a promised time frame.
3. Never push your work onto someone else.
Some people are afraid to learn how to handle a new task and others are just plain lazy.
This is real annoying to coworkers and managers will notice the poor job performance.
Never dump your work onto someone else’s lap. Instead ask for help and really learn.
I would prefer to work hours of overtime than bog someone else down with my work.
4. Dress for your dream position.
Fill your wardrobe with versatile and stylish work appropriate pieces.
Management notices when you look hung over, untidy, or just completely inappropriate.
Always give off the impression that you care and that you’re serious about your career.
As I previously promised to change, I am totally guilty of rocking leggings and boots all winter.
5. Stay out of the gossip.
I would think every job is full of certain people buzzing around gossip.
Don’t give yourself a bad rep among coworkers or management. It won’t go unnoticed.
It’s important to steer clear of being the gossip topic and to not spread other rumors.
While I love to hear juice, I’ll never share it at work! I’ll keep it inside until I burst when I get home.
6. Don’t complain about your work load.
My manager recently told me that I’m favored because I get stuff done without complaining.
You’re hired to do a task, and as long as you’re not being taken advantage of, just do it.
Don’t waste company time complaining and just do what needs to be done.
As stated by Madre several times, “no one really gives a rat’s behind about your problems”!
7. Keep your personal life personal.
If you are having a bad day or just got into a fight with the hubby, don’t let it affect your job.
On the same note, you don’t want your life turned into the office novella. Keep details to yourself!
Always work like you’re having a perfect day and keep your business to yourself.
We all have work friends that we love to chat with, but we need to be smart about what we share.
8. Always take opportunities to learn or grow.
If a company offers a webinar or offsite training, take advantage of it.
The more you learn and grow, the more valuable you become to the company.
When it comes to growth and knowledge, always volunteer for the opportunity.
My most recent goal is to approach management about becoming a notary on the company’s dime!
9. Be approachable and nice.
This may sound like a simple tip, but there are way too many people that walk by with their head down.
Don’t let the pressure of life or work make you rude or unapproachable.
Always be pleasant and courteous to coworkers. People that are liked are more likely to succeed.
I’m approachable to a fault. I’ve recently had to take a stand against constantly distracting coworkers.
10. Communicate your work goals with management.
If management doesn’t know where you want to be, how can they help you get there?
It’s been pointed out to me that managers could be blind to our goals. We need to open their eyes.
Think about your work goal and communicate it to management in a formal atmosphere.
In my next evaluation, I plan on telling management that I’m eager to grow and my plan to get there.
What are your tips on helping someone succeed in their career?