How to Become Who You Want to Be? (Part 6)

You dream of being a manager. You want to earn more money to help out your family and allow them to improve their lives.

You want to become an accountant. You want to be a business owner.

In the previous parts, I have shared 19 points which will bring you closer to your goal. It will take a few years for you to really see the results, and I believe in you.
In case you missed them, here they are: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

#1 Take action

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Taking the right action is instrumental to reaching your goals. Needless to say, there has to be new habits and ways of doing things to achieve what you want.

Sometimes you do not know what to do differently. You do not know how to get started. That’s when having a group of older and more matured friends is helpful. You can also send us a message.

Did you know that the rich and successful take massive action to be where they are?

#2 Follow up

Follow up on whatever that needs a confirmation or answer.

You are a salesman. You have met with a potential client and closed the deal. The deal is not over. It is good salesmanship to follow up after some time (eg a week or a month). Ask for feedback. Find out how the product or service is benefiting the customer.

You are an employee. You asked your manager a question yesterday which has not been answered. Ask him/her again after lunch.

By doing a follow up, you discover what needs to be done and how you can improve. Things are not left to ambiguity; they become clear. As you improve and learn new skills, you are able to handle more difficult tasks. You will gain the necessary experience to become a manager in the near future!

#3 Be flexible

Sometimes things do not work out the way you have planned for. You are disappointed. You feel defeated. You sulk or even cry.

Instead of doing the above, what about washing your face, drink a glass of water and reframe your thoughts? Life is flexible. Find another way to do things and keep trying.

The usual interruption in life is serendipitous encounters. Such an encounter will mean that you will need to change your schedule for the day or even weeks.

An example would be learning about a course that is happening in 2 day’s time. Are you willing to go for it even though you have made plans?

Another example of flexibility at work can be found in Point 1 of this article.

#4 Be responsible

Imagine you are a manager. Would you want to hear excuses to why your staff is always late on his/her work deadlines or why s/he is always taking long breaks? No one likes an irresponsible person. No one.

Learn to be responsible in what you need to do. People who perform their duties well will be trusted. They will also be trusted with greater responsibilities. With greater responsibilities given unto you, you become more important to the company and your salary will increase.

You can use the pay raise to save more money for investments and grab hold of opportunities when they arrive!

#5 Be thankful

Being thankful will lift your mood. When you are in a good mood, you will look at things positively, spotting more opportunities to be thankful and opportunities which you can seize.

Need tips on how to show your appreciation to your colleagues? This article will guide you.

Keep working on yourself. No excuses.
Come back on Thursday for the last installment of How to Become Who You Want to Be!