When leading teams, it is critical to our success that everyone has a common understanding of what success looks like. Every business I know struggles with hiring. Where are the top performers? How do I identify them? How do I attract them? How excited are they to join my organization and add value quickly?
You're looking for a career booster. You're possibly past your first year mark at work. You've learned the ropes of your position, but you feel like you're slowing down.
So, what are some ways you can get ahead at work? There are many positive things you can do that can help. In fact, the value of these tasks is they make you more motivated and hence, give you a career boost.
It's been a wonderful and relaxing weekend but, as late Sunday afternoon arrives, a shadow begins to loom.
It slowly begins to dominate your thoughts and remains in the back of your mind, even as you take in the last ounces of joy from the weekend.
Then, suddenly, it's Monday morning. Does it really have to be this way?
Zig Ziglar once said, “Your attitude determines your altitude.” He couldn’t be more right. Related: 4 Types Of Job Attitudes – Which One Are You? I remember when I lived next to an exceptionally grouchy old neighbor. No matter what, I always said “hello” when I spotted him outside sitting on his porch. “How are you doing?,” I would venture. His response? “Just TERRIBLE.” It never varied. Day after day, the same reply. And he sat alone on that porch, day after day. I never did see him smile or look happy. And that kept me and other neighbors away. We tried reaching out, but his attitude was so awful that everyone finally gave up. Now, imagine that in a job search. Yes, looking for a job, especially when you aren’t working, really sucks. But so does a bad attitude. Do you really think that people want to be around someone who is grouchy and negative all the time? I didn’t think so. Keeping an upbeat attitude (despite the occasional pity party) is critical to your success. Positive attracts positive. Negative simply repels everything it comes into contact. Your attitude soaks into everything you do - how you talk, how you walk, how you look someone in the eye, how you respond, how you engage. Your attitude, truly, is everything. It defines you and your job search. So, pick up the pieces, and keep going, and don’t become that grouchy old neighbor who ended up being all alone. This post was originally published at an earlier date. Photo Credit: Shutterstock