You dread going to work. Every morning is the same - you have to drag yourself out of bed. It’s not that the body is weak, it's that the mind is not willing. Most of us know that. Many people have felt that way at least at one point in their careers. Related: #1 Reason You Hate Work (And How You Can Fix It) Is there a way of overcoming the dread of going to work everyday? I am not sure if I have the absolute solution, but these are some of the strategies I have personally tried in my years of experience:
Becoming a leader at work can be a challenge. You want to be a leader but you do not carry the title. So, how do you go about positioning yourself as a leader at work? (Do you feel stuck in your career? In this webinar, career expert J.T. O'Donnell will show you exactly what you can do get out of your career rut and into a more satisfying career.) There are many ways, but listed below are some that comes to mind. You can use these actions that will inevitably position yourself as a leader at work without being too obvious about your ambitions.
Are great employee qualities disappearing in the workforce? If so, then you should quickly see if you can adopt some of these traits and make yourself competitive. Related: How To Be The Employee Your Company Wants To Promote Don't wait to start improving how you work! Some great employee qualities bosses appreciate include:
You landed that first job and you have been at it for about a year or two. Now, you're looking for career promotion advice to move up the ladder successfully. Obviously, there are no hard and fast rules to this. However, there are guidelines that can help increase your chances of promotion. In my years at work, I have had the opportunity to practice some of these advice and observed some of it being practiced too. I have also had the opportunity to give this career promotion advice to my staff. Many have gone on to greener pastures and they have told me these are some of the career promotion advice that works for them even now.
How do you ask for a raise? This is a common thought on nearly every employee’s mind. No matter how much you make, you will always want more. So, how does one approach the matter without being all stressed out? If you're the right kind of employee that has been adding value and contributing to the company, your chances will be higher. If you doubt your own contribution, the process below should allow you a chance to self evaluate your own contributions and gauge if you should be asking for a pay raise. There are quite a bit of information you need to prepare and research before you make the final approach to your boss. Here is how you can prepare asking for a pay raise:
How do your colleagues stay focused at work? Seems like they can get a lot more done in a day than you can. Why, you wonder? Sometimes, without you noticing, you have a lot of time-wasting habits that takes your focus off work. You may unknowingly tend to stray and end up doing less. So, how do you keep making progress? Here's how to stay focused at work.
Who doesn’t want to have a great day at work? I suppose everyone wants to have a great day except for a grouch - those who feel happiest when they are grouchy. So, what are some of the things I have done to get a great work day? Before I start, perhaps it's best to explain that you need to have a long term view. That view is - achieving more great days at work is possible if we learn some habits that will create that great day more frequently.