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6 Important Steps To Getting A Promotion Sooner Rather Than Later

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Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over again? Then it’s high-time you got that much-promised promotion.

Thinking about getting a promotion and actually getting around to it are two entirely different things. It might seem hard at first, but we are here to give you a hand.

So, buckle up, and follow our lead. Our simple step-by-step guide will not only teach you what to do in order to get that career boost, but guarantee your chances of success.

Here is the 6 step process to getting the promotion you want:

1. Do tons of research

Regardless of your job, research is always necessary. Why should you spend an extra hour at home or work researching stuff about your workplace or company’s products? Because knowledge is the key to understanding how things work.

By figuring out the ins and outs of your job or business, you’ll gain an edge over your co-worker. Also, some forehand research will come in handy next time you’ll have to attend a company meeting. 

It will be your chance to throw in your two cents and to dazzle the audience. Remember: the more interested you are in your work, the greater the likelihood of being promoted. Quite often, employers support smart employees over hard-working employees, because the smart ones know how to do their homework, not fulfill menial tasks.

Keep studying, ask around as many questions as you can think of, and pretty soon you’ll win that big jackpot.

“Research is creating new knowledge.” – Neil Armstrong

2. Volunteer

Employers want to see people with initiative, employees that don’t back up from something just because it is their job to do something or because they have enough work already.

If your boss calls out for volunteers, no matter how hard or how much work you have to do, seize the moment and take a step forward. Do keep in mind that from the moment your boss says “yes,” your every action will be monitored.

Remember all that stuff you read in books about always displaying a proactive attitude? Well, guess what? Volunteering is considered a proactive approach and it will bring you a lot of points.

But before jumping the wagon, keep it cool, because you’ll have other things to do. Don’t take up another project if you have others put on standby.

 

3. No gossip policy

Interpersonal communication is one of the key aspects when you want to earn a reputation. Come to know your colleagues. Speak with them, toss in a few jokes, and if you’re close enough to some of them, you can even share things from your personal life.

It’s considered healthy to try and buddy up with your work mates, but don’t overdo it. Cracking a few jokes once in awhile about someone’s attire or a colleague’s wallpaper is fine, but under no circumstance, should you engage in idle gossip.

Why is gossip considered a no-no if you’re bucking up for a promotion? Because nobody likes a shallow person. Not your colleagues, and especially not your employer. Gossiping around all day is a one-way ticket to the “no promotion” land.

So keep it cool, mingle with your work mates, but don’t overstep your bounds.

 

4. Attitude, attitude, and more attitude

Sometimes all your problems can fly away in an instant if you have the right attitude. And we’re not talking about nonchalance here. The best way to stay sane and to do your job is to maintain a positive attitude.

Did the boss yell at you for not doing your job? Perhaps a little, but my co-worker said that she liked my idea. With a positive attitude, you can do anything you want. Also, this manner of thinking is sure to catch the eye of your employers.

Work hard, keep smiling, and pretty soon you will end up with a better position.

 

5. Assess your performance

We know that it’s pretty hard to keep track of all the things you did since you’ve started working at the company. But try to make an effort here. Making a list or two of all the stuff you did since the beginning might help you put things into perspective.

It might seem meaningless reviewing all the stuff you did, but this will help you keep track of your work and will also show which issues need to be addressed.

Moreover, if you make a weekly list of all accomplishments, you’ll see much clearly all the things you must focus on the following week. Employers are more likely to offer you a promotion if they see that you are that kind of employee which strives to better himself.

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.” – Ralph Marston

6. Become a workaholic

Become the ultimate work freak. Work hard, stay over your usual working hours, and start talking only about things concerning work. Being a workaholic might not be that healthy, but if you want that promotion you just have to kick it into overdrive.

Nevertheless, be careful not to turn your work into an obsession. It’s considered okay to talk about work-related stuff with your co-workers and boss, but don’t do this with your family and friends. Some of them will, of course, understand that you are fascinated by what you do, while others will simply regard it as obnoxious.

Eventually, a bit of ‘workaholic’ behavior pays off. Your job will become easier and more fulfilling, and, pretty soon, you’ll receive that promotion.

Which step will you do to get that promotion? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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