A few simple rules…

I was recently speaking to a person who was new to their company.  This person asked me to advise them on what they can do to grow within the company.  I don’t think I said anything earth shattering to them.  It was really just a few basic rules that worked for me, I have seen them work for others, so I am sure they would work for them.

  • Work hard
  • Get in early and stay late
  • Don’t count how many days you worked or how many weekends you have worked.
  • Don’t bring your life into work.
  • Love what you are doing or quit.
  • Volunteer for everything
  • Be intentional
  • Speak up
  • Seek solutions to problems, don’t be an habitual problem finder with no solutions.
  • Get along with your colleagues, peers, and your boss.
  • Walk away from the water cooler talk.
  • Work on yourself harder than you do on your job.  The better your attitude and skills are, the better you are as an employee.
  • Do what others aren’t willing to do. This is how you get noticed.
  • Set your goals with a time line.
  • Get your job done and be able to ask for more to do.
  • Have the right attitude.
  • Show how you can help others do their job.
  • Be grateful

The above are rules that must be done everyday.  They are not a sometimes thing, or when I feel like it thing.  They are an everyday thing.  The rules are more of an attitude, a way of life than anything else.

Brian Willett






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