Over the past two decades, I have mentored hundreds, if not thousands of young professionals and often get the same question, “Why am I not getting a raise or promotion at work?” And I usually tell them that simply showing up and doing no more than what is expected is the main reason why they are not being promoted. If you want to move up in your career and professional life, giving an average performance will never result in accolades and high praise. Only those that give outstanding performances at work will get the desired rewards and recognition. Coming from my position as an employer and a client to a vendor, if you have to ask for a promotion or more money from me, that means I think you are doing a good or average job, not AMAZING. I don’t need reminders to acknowledge or recognize someone when I observe the value that they are contributing to my business and clients.Continue reading “Are You Going Above and Beyond at Work?”
Want some advice on how to make your life easier? Then do not apply the three common life principles listed below!
Sure, you might hear these phrases repeated over and over by your friends and family, but honestly they may actually do more harm in your life than good. Below are some useful advice from Steven Gaffney‘s perspectives on these principles and why he believes they don’t always work. My own thoughts are shared in italics. If you’re ready to change your life for the better, then read on to learn more.Continue reading “Three Life Principles Not To Live By…”