The Seven Vital Habits For Success
We all hear about everyone’s bad habits and negative character traits, smoking drinking, laziness, self-indulgence, envy, but how come we never get a list of good habits? I think it is far past time we talk about the Seven Vital Habits For Success. These will be habits or mentalities possessed by those that have achieved a certain level of success, these are also characteristics that bosses look for when they are interviewing a potential new hire.
1) Self Motivated, no manger or boss wants to feel like they have to look over the shoulders of their employees to make sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing. No one wants to be constantly micromanaging. Be self-motivated start your day with a plan.
2) Demonstrates ownership. Someone once told me there are two types of employees’ owners and renters. Owners take responsibility; they go above and beyond, they are looking for security and a home. Renters are just collecting a paycheck. Employers want owners, employees who will take responsibility.
3) Commercially minded. Some people have trouble seeing the bottom line or recognizing their job in relation to the profitability of the company. The ability to see how your performance impacts the company will make you more valuable to your employer.
4) Hard working. Unless you are on the verge of collapse or seriously burning out you will very rarely hear a superior say you are working too hard. Pace yourself but do your job well, if you are having trouble with something try harder.
5) Intelligence or the ability to learn something new is invaluable as an employee. You will become indispensable if you are continually bettering yourself and learning new things that will help the company. This will not only make you a better employee but a better person as well.
6) Ability to step outside a comfort zone. All of us have things we are good at and all of us have things that we are not so good at. Work on your flaws and look to mitigate your weaknesses. In additional do not be afraid to try new things even if you think you may not like or be good at them. The very successful just don’t step outside their comfort zone they live there.
7) Having Charisma or demonstrating emotional intelligence. As hard working or intelligent or talented as you are in 99% of careers and businesses you will at one point or another be dealing with people. Some people are likable and some are not. Some are easy to work with and some not so much. Charisma is something that some people are born with; emotional intelligence is something that can kind of be learned. Being able to properly interact in business is important. Make an effort to not be difficult.
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