Hack Your Job: Top 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

Hack Your Job: Top 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” –Andrew Carnegie

hack your jobBetween getting ready for work, driving to work, working, driving home and worrying about work, most of us spend at least 60 hours each week focusing on our jobs. Work takes up so much of your life that you might as well make the best of it.

I always say loving what you do means you won’t work a day in your life. But even if you don’t absolutely love it, you can learn to like your job and to take your career to the next level. 

There are many things you can do to supercharge your career, and you can start with these simple “job hacks.”

Hack Your Job: Top 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

1. Know what matters and tackle critical priorities first! Work from a prioritized to-do list. You might have noticed that many of your co-workers are highly skilled at staying busy, but accomplishing little. Before you even arrive at work, have a to-do list that you’ve narrowed down to the most important 2-3 tasks. Fight like heck to get those highly important tasks completed.

2. Become the person known for punctuality. Be on time with everything you do. If work starts at 8:00, be there at 7:45. If your report is due by Friday, get it done by Wednesday. If you’re constantly late, your boss and co-workers won’t trust you. Intending to be early with your projects also provides more opportunity to do a great job than waiting until the last minute.

3. If you can’t say anything nice, say nothing at all. Avoid gossip. Everyone knows who the gossipers are, including your boss. Nothing positive comes from idle chitchat at work. You’re going to get yourself into trouble sooner or later. You have your to-do list to keep you busy anyway.

4. Keep your chin up! Be positive. Your boss loves it when you have a positive attitude. It helps everyone around you to feel better and to do a good job. You’ll feel better, too.

5. Don’t be afraid to take a leadership position! Get out there and lead. It’s rare that anyone wants to volunteer for additional responsibility. Take the bull by the horns and get things accomplished. Avoid overstepping your bounds, but try being a little more assertive than your coworkers. Most of your coworkers would rather be led than have to take the lead themselves.

6. Get in the corporate mindset! Be supportive of the final decision. Whether it’s your boss or the executives in the main office, there will be decisions that are unpopular. But after the final decision has been made, it’s your job to get behind it and support it to the best of your ability. Being a roadblock will only work against you.

7. Think outside the box. Expand your skills. Given enough time, everyone’s skills are eventually obsolete. Stay ahead of the curve and expand your skill-set. Look to the future and position yourself appropriately. What are the new positions that are opening up in your company? What’s the most popular job opening on the employment websites?

8. Support your boss. You were hired to make your boss look good. She was given a job to do, and you were hired to help her get it done. Be the employee you would like to have.

9. Support your co-workers. Help your co-workers to look good, too. One of them is likely to be in a position to help you one day. They might even end up being your boss.

10. Dress for success. Have you ever noticed that the worst dressed person in a group never seems to get ahead? A great rule of thumb is to dress like your boss. You’d be surprised how much consideration you get for looking the part. You know – dress for the job you want, not the job you have!

It’s easy to thrive at work by taking the extra step. Let everyone else show up 5 minutes late, complain, and mindlessly shuffle papers around their desk. Be on time. Stay positive. Get things accomplished and look good while you’re doing it. A few small changes are all that’s needed to get ahead at work.

What are your best ideas for getting ahead at work? Share them in the comments section, below!

 

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New Year’s Resolutions? Screw ‘Good Enough’: Shoot for the Freaking Moon!

New Year’s Resolutions? Screw ‘Good Enough’: Shoot for the Freaking Moon!

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” ~Les Brown

shoot for the starsAnyone who knows me probably knows that I do everything within my power to stay positive about every situation. And it serves me quite well.

Still, occasionally something sticks in my head and I just have to talk about it.

Like, for example, the fact that I’ve read three different Facebook posts today about creating New Year’s resolutions–each of which said something to the effect of  “be sure to set goals, but don’t shoot too high.”

I’m here to tell you that is complete nonsense. 

Stop whatever you’re doing for a minute and read this:

The fact is that you won’t get more than you expect.

Hold on. Read it again. Really GET what I’m saying before you keep going. 

You ONLY get what you expect. 

So, let’s say you’d really like to open your own business.

Now, you could resolve to do that, and if you believe that it will manifest (and take inspired action as necessary), the world is your oyster.

But, let’s just say you’re one of those Negative Nelly or Ned types and you don’t believe it can happen.

You worry about not having enough money, not having enough support, not being able to get the loan or the employees or WHATEVER it is that you are afraid of – and then, my friend, you might as well just pack up the idea before you even get started.

Why? Because you get what you BELIEVE you will get. If you believe you will have “not enough” then expect it. You’ve got to focus on having “more than you need” or everything you need IN ABUNDANCE if you expect to get anywhere. 

Fact: You simply cannot achieve more than you believe you can.

It’s not that complicated, really. Like Mary Kay Ash once said, “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Read carefully my friends: Do Not Put Limits on Your Desires! You can have, do or be whatever you want, if you believe that you can. You don’t have to know exactly how you’re going to get there, either.

That’s one of the cool things about this whole deal–put your desires out to the universe and then believe that you’re manifesting them. Because you are.

You are what you think. Placing limits on your thoughts (or attempting to limit the aspirations of others) will only attract more limits into your life. Instead, open your mind and recognize that the world is abundant. You can achieve whatever you believe you can.

Think I’m full of it?

Think of Andrew Carnegie. The child of poor immigrants, he believed that he could achieve his dreams–and went on to become the second richest man in history.

So how did he do it?

He simply believed that he could–he decided what he wanted, took the necessary inspired action, and his true divine desires manifested exactly as he expected.

“I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need,” Carnegie once said. “But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest.”

In case I haven’t made myself clear, don’t believe anyone who tells you that you need to put limits on your goals and desires. You are the keeper of your own destiny, and YOU decide what you believe you can accomplish. Refuse to accept anything less than your true divine desires.

Still not convinced?

Remember what Buddha said: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Think big, my friends. Believe that your greatest desires will manifest–because the truth is that we really do get what we expect.

Need a further nudge? Consider what famed American writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell said.

“Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss, and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

What do you think? Will you refuse to accept limits on your potential this year? Tell me in the comments section, below!

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