It may sound hoaky but speaking to yourself in positive ways can really help you believe it. Practice telling yourself how wonderful you are instead of telling yourself everything that is wrong with you.
It’s time to stop claiming that it is difficult for you to share what your good at or what you have achieved. How will anyone ever know how great you are if you don’t share it.
Last week I talked about how to behave when you begin to supervise your work friends. This week I discuss how to behave when your work friend suddenly becomes your boss.
Have you been promoted and now the supervisor to people you used to gossip over coffee with? This power move gives you some tips for how to manage a change in your relationships.
Whenever you have an opportunity to spend quality time with your supervisor, take it. It builds trust and rapport and allows your supervisor to get to know you on a higher, more personal level.
There are many ways to invest in yourself. Hiring a professional career coach is one of those ways. But before you hire one, make sure you are ready for change. Make sure you become coachable.
If you don’t take the time and the money to invest in yourself and manage your own needs and dreams, then there is no guarantee that anyone else will want to invest in you either. Here are basic strategies for self-investment.
You would think that something like grooming would go without saying, but not so much. Sometimes, what seems obvious may not be. Lack of grooming can get you noticed for the wrong reasons. You never want people to notice you for the wrong reasons.
It is really important to understand the culture of the industry or company you plan to work in. This was never more relevant than around dress codes. If there is a casual Friday policy at your job, read it and understand it. If there is no policy, it doesn’t mean you show up looking like you just woke up or are headed to the club.
Don’t underestimate your skills and your expertise. What are you the go-to person for at work or in your life? That is your thought leadership. That is, you are the leader in that topic. You understand it. You are passionate about it. Now use it to stand out above the crowd and to advance your career or your business.