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Get Noticed by Your Boss with this Universal Success Habit
I help you work smarter, not harder at your job so you get recognized for all of your hard work and accomplishments. Today I have a useful tip for you that will showcase you as a leader, as someone who is in charge of his or her career. Are you ready?
This is the tip: keep a running list of your most recent accomplishments.
I repeat: keep a running list of your most recent accomplishments.
First of all, what is an accomplishment? An accomplishment is anything that is relevant to your work, to your team, to your management, and I’ll give you examples, but anything that you’re doing related to your job is an accomplishment- no matter how small.
Let’s talk about recent. Recent is anything in the last three to six months. Now, if you started a project nine months ago and it is still spilling into the last six months, then count that in.
Why would you do this? – Because you can’t trust your memory.
There are going to be opportunities at the workplace that are just going to pop up and you need to be ready to speak to your recent accomplishments and present yourself as the best candidate for that job. For example, your boss comes in and says,
“You know what? I just go this project that was handed down to me from my boss,” for instance, “and I’m looking for someone that’s perfect to do this. Do you think you can handle this?”
This is a golden opportunity for you to say, “You know what? That’s interesting because I’ve actually been working on a lot of similar accomplishments and if you don’t mind, let me share that with you.”
That’s a good time to pull out your most recent accomplishments. This can be on your phone, on your work journal- don’t be shy to pull it out, because this is going to show your boss you are in charge of your career. You are a leader. You are with it. You know what you’re doing. At that moment, I repeat, you can’t trust your memory.
So, keep a running list of your accomplishments.
Now, let’s talk about some examples of these accomplishments. Let’s say you have been attending Toastmasters to improve your speaking skills. If an opportunity comes up that’s related to you speaking in front of a crowd, that’s a directly relevant accomplishment.
If you have been volunteering to help with a work project or help someone on another team, that’s also an accomplishment.
If you’ve created an app or a tool to help your team be more efficient, that’s an accomplishment.
There are things you’re doing beyond your day-to-day tasks, beyond your job description, that is also an accomplishment, and you need to remember them and be able to speak to them when necessary.
I want to urge you to start to keep a running list of your most recent accomplishments. This is going to work out so well for you when those opportunities come up. I hope this was useful to you.
Want to Get Tagged by Your Manager as that Next Candidate for Advancement?
In this video lessons, you learned how to put this universal success habit to use: Keeping a running list of your most recent accomplishments. Doing this will showcase you as a leader, as someone who is in charge of his or her career and in no time, your management will start to take notice of you, especially as future opportunities come up.
This success habit is one of the things you can do to propel your career forward, but if you want to make sure that your manager tags YOU and not the other guy or gal as the next candidate for promotion, you’ll need to dig deeper in to the success secrets of what it takes to make it work at corporate.
A few years into my own corporate career, I had no idea how to get noticed by my management except to work harder and harder, one of the biggest mistakes for advancements. So I started watching those who were moving up the ladder fast and I noticed they were all putting a series of success secrets and habits into use. I started doing what they were doing and it worked.
Years later, I created an online program that has all of those lessons for you, in case you don’t have a complete blueprint to achieving all your career goals at work. And if you’re anything like me, driven and ambitious but not corporate savvy, then you’d need this program more than ever.
Crack the Code to Get Promoted is a step by step guide designed to help you do just that. Because no one is going to just tap you on the shoulder to hand you the promotion and the money you have earned. You have to do that for yourself!