6 Ways to Use Basics to Move Ahead
By Sandy Schroeder
We all love grooves, but we also want to earn more and keep moving. Knowing how to do that may start with some key basic skills, according to Business Insider.
Here are a few tips to follow.
To hit the target you have to know what you really want. Some people want to make lots of bucks. Others want to have a well-rounded life that revolves around family, home and work. Still others love to create and want to see their talents appreciated. Knowing what you really want will help you sharpen your approach.
Picture Your Success
Imagine a perfect day on the job and visualize how it would play out. Then imagine yourself moving ahead. Picture the things you might do next. If you never look up from your computer and look around you might miss some of the opportunities out there. Keep looking.
Skip the Negative Replays
Most of us know someone who is stuck in the past. Sometimes they are so busy focusing on the past they completely miss what’s going on right now. We have all had great moments, and some not so good ones, but there is no way to change the past. The only hope we have for the future is found right in front of us at the present moment.
Make Communication Work for You
Effective communication requires us to know ourselves and be able to read others. Learning to actually listen when someone is speaking is essential. Then you can connect as you fit your response to the speaker’s remarks. If you do not always get the response that you want when you are communicating, start looking to see what went wrong. If it keeps happening, consider taking a course or doing some outside reading on communication.
Ask a Lot of Questions
The most successful people that I know never stop asking questions. They always want to know more, and usually they do know more because they kept looking. Wherever you are on the job, reach out to those around you to get the best information. When you get answers, compare those to other responses. Then go further, looking beyond your company to learn even more. Take notes as you broaden your perspective.
Never Stop Working on Skills
When you sit back and assume you have done the work, you are inviting disaster. Nothing is as constant as change. In a fast-paced society, valued skills will continue to evolve. Be aware of what’s out there and stay current.
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