We discussed 5 points on how you can become the star in your workplace in Part 1. There are a few more points which you can apply right away to shine bright.
Let’s dive in!
#1 Read more
You can also choose to read biographies or the success stories of famous people. How did Mark Zuckerberg, Rihanna and Jackie Chan become so successful? What can you learn from them? Reading is the only way you can learn from those who are dead or too expensive to meet.
Read and learn as much as you can. Read while you are commuting. Read while you are waiting in line.
#2 Help others
Help others because it is the right thing to do. Stay alert to the things happening in your workplace. Take the initiative to help your colleagues. Help them with their paper work. Encourage them to overcome their challenges.
By being helpful, you leave a strong and lasting impression. Friendships will be made and remain strong. This will be useful when you need help.
I know that you cannot possibly help everyone in the office all the time. You can however help when you can! I have learnt and grown from helping others along the way.
#3 Be respectful
Treat others the way you want to be treated.Everyone deserves respect. Being valued and respected promotes teamwork and a positive work culture. It improves productivity too!
How can you show respect?
- Treat your colleagues equally
- Be courteous and polite
- Encourage your colleagues to express their opinions
- Listen to what others have to say before sharing your views
- Be aware of your body language and tone of voice
#4 Provide and request for feedback
“Feedback” is a misunderstood word. It has a negative connotation given that most feedback is negative. As such, we fear to hear the word “feedback”. Feedback can also be positive!
When asked for feedback, praise the person for at least 2 points before moving to the areas for improvement.
Allow others to share their feedback about you to you. Ask them how you can improve and grow. Take their honest feedback and reflect.
Receiving feedback is a key to improving yourself at work.
Seek feedback from someone who is older, wiser or have more experience in your workplace. They will be able to share valuable insights.
Help someone by sharing this article with them.
Stay tuned for Part 3~