After months of telecommuting, offices are buzzing again and it’s time to show off your worth.
If you’re an employee, there’s lots of things you can do to show your employer (or future employer) your great value.
That’s especially true if you are working remotely and have some extra time (by not commuting or travelling). But even if not, I highly encourage you to think and act in a way that will help you keep your job or find the one you always wanted.
#1 You are your own CEO.
You have to take full responsibility for yourself (even if your boss/manager is/was not an easy person to work for).
Make sure that you are showing up on time, have a positive can-do attitude (nobody likes negative people) and take full responsibility for your actions. Ask your manager what you can be doing to help the company achieve its goals.
#2) Don’t blame others or badmouth your previous employer.
When you blame others (finger-pointing), remember that three fingers point back at you! Some people feel very good when they have some else to blame. It’s a very bad strategy as it doesn’t motivate you to look at what you can improve. Rather, you become focused on the other person. You can’t control how people act; you can only control how you react.
#3) Invest in yourself.
Most people, especially entrepreneurs, will invest millions in their business, home(s), family, vacation, etc., but very little in themselves and their value. Even if you have a degree, keep on learning. Read self-help books, seminars, podcasts, etc. on how to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Great leaders are great readers.
#4) Get a coach, therapist or mentor.
If you’re not sure where you shine or if you are not getting the results you want. (I highly recommend doing different assessments).
Ask yourself, if money is not the problem and you cannot fail, what would you be doing? What are things that energize you and what are the things that don’t? Do the things that energize you! Many people are looking at working for non-for profits that are impactful on people’s lives and they pay well.
#5) Do what you love, or love what you do!
If you already know what you’re passionate about, figure out how to find the person or employer that is willing to help you grow professionally. Finding the right boss or manager that is willing to invest in you, is the key to feeling successful and adding value to yourself
Most employees, especially first timers, tend to go with the job that pays the highest salary. It’s much more important to choose the job that will give you an opportunity for growth, help you be successful, and motivate you.
Remember, pessimists look for problems in every solution, optimists look for solutions in every problem.
I heard in the name of Rabbi Avigdor Miller ZT”L that “bashert” means that you did everything possible to get that bashert. After you put in the right effort, if it came to be or not it’s “bashert.” But if you don’t put in effort, you can lose what’s “bashert.”
Wishing you great Hatzlocha in all your endeavors.