Whether you’re just starting a new career, climbing the corporate ladder, or have almost made it to the top, these career lessons might prove useful to achieving your goals.
- Your salary is not just what the company pays. It is simply what the company pays you according to your value to the company. Increase your value to your organization and the wages will follow.
- When you get a pay raise, don’t automatically increase your lifestyle. Instead, wait around four to six months. You might just thank yourself later.
- Do not participate in mindless negativism and criticism of others in your workplace. Always have something positive to say about your company and co workers.
- Choose a career you love. Work for the pleasure of working and not for the money. Money is a short-term motivator. Passion is a lifetime motivator.
- The first step to a promotion is to be a reliable and trustworthy member of the team.
- It is very possible to balance a great career and family life. The people who tell you it’s impossible, are the ones who have given up trying.
- “I just don’t believe in it.” – Donald Trump when asked on how he handles stress.
- Be prepared to be lonely when you reach the top.
- Strive to be the expert on your field and department. Also strive to be an amateur on the other departments.
- Nobody on their deathbed ever said that they wished they had spent more time in the office.
By Grace Milton