Seven Habits Of Highly Successful Employees
Are you stuck in a rut of mediocre workplace habits that aren’t helping you build a successful career? Do you want to set your business up to thrive, but just can’t seem to get in the groove to propel yourself to the next level? Do you want to be one of those successful employees?
The new environment may be a little overwhelming at the beginning, but it is important to start right so you can establish a satisfying career with the company.
The unemployment rate is higher than in the past and for many companies, business isn’t exactly booming. The best way to keep your job is to show your employer that you are so valuable that they simply can’t live without you.
Here are 7 good workplace habits that you can start today that will help you approach your work life in a more effective way.
Wear A Great Attitude
Your attitude is more important than your skills, this has always been evident, if you have a winning mentality then it is very likely that you will win. You can exercise your attitude and willpower like you can with a muscle, the more you train and improve this, the better you will become.
Having a great attitude not only makes you want to do better, but it will also make you feel better, it will energies you and enhance your will to win.
Keep A Record Of Your Ideas
You can never be certain about when an idea will strike opening up a world of possibilities for you. Chances are, if you don’t stop to write it down, some parts of your idea go missing from your memory as time passes. This is one of the most important things you can do to be one of those successful employees.
This is why recording your ideas as they come to you at the spur of the moment is an essential work habit. Fortunately, these days we have several tools available at our fingertips to keep track of our passing inspirations.
Praise Yourself (but not loudly)
Your work generally won’t speak for itself. You must speak for yourself. Make sure that managers understand the effort you put into your job and the results you produce. A bit of modest bragging will not only help you come close to the promotion, but it will also help discredit any attacks levied against you. This is one of the most important things you can do to be one of those successful employees.
Provide the right amount of information about yourself, but don’t beat your accomplishments to death. Too many trips to the boss’s office may work against you.
Safeguard Your Attitude
There are going to be hard times. Times when you are challenged or feel like quitting. But this is when you really need to protect your attitude. Make sure your future goal is much bigger than the negative you recieve.
If you can maintain your attitude, you have the best chance of succeeding as if you lose your attitude and are in a mood. Looking miserable and speaking to somebody who could possibly be a client then you are likely to waste the opportunity.
Learn To Listen
If people offer you constructive criticism and feedback, take them to heart so you can learn and improve. Besides verbal feedback, pay attention to people’s body language to get a feel for how they are interpreting what you are saying. This is one of the most important things you can do to be one of those successful employees.
Speaking is only a portion of the communication process, and is often less valuable than listening. Have you ever interacted with someone who talks so much that you can’t get a word in? If so, you probably recall looking for a way to escape the conversation as soon as you could.
Make everyday an achievement
The next time you’re around the office, watch the people closely. Is there someone sweeping the floor with insane workloads and still wearing a full-meal smile? Yes? That’s the daily-achievement sport at play right there.
The idea is you break a task down into what I call mini hit jobs and compartentalize them neatly. Then, you string each hit job around a central individual achievement. The more hit jobs you break your task down to, the more achievements you get to swing at every day.
I know the workplace might not always be the most accommodating place people wise. But if you find a teammate (or even a colleague from another department), consider yourself super lucky. A human growth partner helps you mature faster than any online course you will ever take.
Great people make great workplaces. The cool thing about growing with your teammates is you suddenly start receiving a truckload of good vibes from the office. When you wake up in the morning with the knowledge that someone complements your thoughts with theirs, work becomes play. Plus, you find new motivation to go to the office.