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Adopt These 2 Attitudes to Excel in Any Industry

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What if I told you that you could excel and impress in your working environment, regardless of your experience, expertise, talents, abilities or qualifications?

It does not matter if you have a job working for someone else, if you are an entrepreneur and formed a team to run your own business, or if you are all by yourself dealing with suppliers and/or customers.

If you acquire the following attitudes, I guarantee that you will soon experience constant growth professionally and you will get better results from your efforts.

There are 2 key attitudes that will open up doors for you in any industry:

1. A service attitude

A service attitude means always being positive and being willing to assist anyone in your work environment. Smiling and letting people know of your willingness to provide your support at the end of any interaction will put you in a great position. This does not mean that you should become everyone’s assistant, but to be willing to help and contribute in areas outside of your designated responsibilities when you can take the time to do it.

Thinking positively and offering support will always improve any situation, and it will force your subconscious to come up with a solution to every single challenge that you face, and to give it all you got to be the difference maker.

By being this type of person, you will soon be recognized as reliable by those around you.  As soon as they start noticing that you are useful, not because your expertise, but because you are actually willing to put in the extra work, you will be more exposed to new challenges through time. Which equals more learning and more competence.

You will also become more influential to those around you, and trust me, the difference will begin to show. This could actually improve not only yours, but other’s performance as well. Inviting other people to be positive and helpful comes automatically through your energy. We feed off each other’s energy. It is contagious, and you don’t even have to claim it or be recognized to feel the growth within you.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Also, having a service attitude in your work environment, constantly improves and shapes your customer service ability. Interacting with customers will soon become a piece of cake for you, and that is by far more valuable than any special training or college degree. You simply can’t operate a business without customer service.

Maintaining your service attitude throughout a whole day can be tough sometimes though, as you could deal with stressful situations or people. But you can dominate the art of positiveness if you make the commitment on it and practice it daily. You can start practicing maintaining your service attitude over short periods throughout the day.

Working with half hour segments, then increasing them to one hour segments, and then to two hours at a time. Soon, having a service attitude will become a habit and will be part of your work ethic. By giving value you are aiming to receive value.

2. A student attitude

A service attitude is very important. But a student attitude is what will make your success and expertise in the future. When you are exposing yourself to new challenges you need to adapt a student mentality to everything you do, so that you can take advantage of all of those lessons and knowledge that life and work is throwing at you.

There are so many people that graduate out of college only to decide to keep paying to learn (getting an mba) instead of getting paid to do the same thing: learn! The truth is, there are infinite and cheaper ways to learn out there in the real world. Find a job, try as many different things as you can and see the value in every experience you face.

I learnt this perspective in my first professional experience working full time in a diaper factory. It sure sounds funny to some of my friends, but learning the process behind a product standing there at the supermarket is gold to me.

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John C. Maxwell

Realize that there are unknown things and perspectives you never used to look at things. Never stop improving yourself because the world of business is always changing at the speed of light, and there is always someone preparing harder than you. Question everything.

The best part is that when you acquire this mindset, successful people notice it. By your attitude, they realize that you would love to receive their advice and wisdom, so they share them which also boosts their success as well. Think of how many successful mentors can influence your life if you are willing to learn.

Shape yourself and fill in your trunk of knowledge now so that you can use it to your advantage in your future. Think long term. Those who are willing to learn have what it takes to be successful.

There are so many things out there that you can not control. But your attitude is something you always have control of. Pay attention to it.

Have you adopted these two attitudes in your life? How has it helped you? Leave your thoughts below!

Carlos Zazueta is a 21 year old hard working engineer student and entrepreneur, who has found his drive in learning and inspiring others. You can connect with him through LinkedIn and Twitter.

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