My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Life Transition: Promotion at Work
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
As Shakti Gawain says, "When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves." For many people work is drudgery, but when you're doing something worthwhile, according to your own values, the situation is transformed. Then production = morale. The more you get done, the better you fee, the more your work will be appreciated.
Believe in yourself and the value of your work and you will be unstoppable.
Steve Jobs said, "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness. If you're free and happy, those are wonderful qualities in your life, and they will attract equally positive opportunities to you.
Mark Twain has some advice: "Stay away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great."
When you do get promoted, remember this... Be how you'd like your boss to be.
Articles about promotion at work
What is the real secret to getting promoted? As you know, there are a limited number of slots. So how does your boss decide who gets promoted? Have you noticed any pattern or trends within your organization around who is picked and what skills and traits got them there? Perhaps it looks like promotions are a popularity contest. Here are some ways you can position yourself for that next promotion. Continues...
When all is not well with work, what do you do? Do you quickly get frustrated and feel discontent? Do you look at each situation as a tiresome challenge or as an opportunity to learn something new? Have you ever considered looking at work problems from a spiritual point of view? When you look at work from a spiritual perspective, you will see that there are lessons for you to learn. Continues...
You're doing well in your job, you like the company you work for and you want more. You want more challenges, more opportunities, and more compensation. You're ready to move to the next step professionally. Your boss constantly acknowledges your work and is very supportive, but she is not the only one who makes the promotion decisions. This is where networking impacts the promotion process. Continues...
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