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How To Be Better at Your Job in 2018

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Your career is quite possibly one of the biggest measurements of how happy you are in your life. If you are not happy in your career then there is a high chance that you are not happy with your life in general. If you want to make sure that you improve your career prospects or if you need to try and make sure that you do everything to try and be happier in your day to day life then you need to focus on your career while also trying to make it work for you.

Talk with Your Boss

Your boss will ultimately control whether or not you progress and how happy you are in your own working environment. It helps to get to know your boss on both a personal level and a professional level. The main reason for this is because you can then learn what annoys them and what they are looking for in you as an employee. When you know this, you can then cater your performance accordingly, while also increasing your chances of actually being happy and having fun at work. You can also boost the chances of getting that promotion by doing this as well, so there are endless benefits to this.

Always Be Willing and Eager to Learn

It doesn’t matter whether you opt for coach training or whether you are simply looking to advance your skills, because you should always be happy to learn and you should also do everything you can to be successful. If you are not willing to learn new skills or if you are not happy to try and adapt to what you are being presented with at work then you can’t hope to better yourself. Take everything your job throws at you and do your best to stay current, after all, new training courses are continually being developed and it won’t hurt you to try and take part in them.

Stay Confident

A positive attitude really does come through in the workplace. It doesn’t matter whether it is your

facial expression, your tone or even the speed at which you talk because when you are confident this sets you up for success. You need to stay confident at work and know that you have what it takes to go all the way. You have to make sure that you are willing to accept a challenge and that you are always good at what you do.

Get Focused

When you start out in a new job, you’ll probably be really focused and you’ll also do everything you can to ensure that you are being seen in the best possible light in regards to those around you. When you get on in your career however, these feelings tend to go away. You need to make sure that you stay focused on the career goals that you have in mind and you also need to make sure that you are not slacking either. If you arrive at work sluggish and not in the mood to achieve then you certainly won’t, so wake up early, grab a cup of coffee and go to work with a driven attitude. This can make all the difference.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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