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Welcome to Part 4 in our series.
Today, we will discuss the third way on my list which is to Know what is important to your company.
This is important for anyone wanting to be successful within an organization, but exceptionally important to someone wanting to leap ahead in the ranks, particularly at a rapid pace. You see, by knowing what is important to your company, you can establish yourself as someone who is knowledgeable and capable in that area. Whether it is a specific project, a new venture, or some other initiative, by knowing what is important to the company, you can strategically put yourself in a key position of influence and become a point person in that area. This could lead to be a team captain, project coordinator, or some other important leadership role.
It’s a new year and you are very likely considering or discussing making a New Year’s resolution. Well, before you go and make that resolution, I thought it might be helpful for you to understand the true concept of a New Year’s resolution. A resolution is a statement to yourself and everyone else that you are resolving to either do something different, forever, or not do something anymore, again, ever. So, when you think about a New Year’s resolution in that way, you should realize, and take heed, that you are making a deal with yourself and with everyone else for a certain amount of finality. You are resolving, or deciding, to do or not do this thing, period, end of discussion. That is a lot of weight to make on an evening at the stroke of midnight, with a glass of champagne in your hand, swept up in the emotion of the moment.
Ok, in our last blog, I introduced the first of 10 ways to make certain that you get that next promotion. The first way we discussed was to Decide where you might want to go within your organization, or your field of endeavor. So, in part 3 today, we will cover the second way, which is to Find a Mentor. This is exceptionally important because it will help you substantially reduce the trial and error component of understanding what is important in your organization. You see, there is a collection of concepts, attitudes, perspectives, etc, that make up your company culture. Understanding what makes up your company culture is exceptionally important to you on your path to get to that next opportunity, and ultimately to where you want within your organization. A good Mentor can help you do that faster and more effectively.
Ok, so last week, I introduced the 10 Ways To Make Certain That You Get That Next Promotion – Part 1.
Initially, I introduced the idea that attitude is a big focus and most importantly, you must be willing to own your own growth path to promotions. That doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of programs for development that are being offered, it does however suggest that you own your own growth and development, this ensures you have the opportunity to take advantage of everything available to you and don’t miss out. To ensure that I provide enough guidance on how to leverage each of these 10 ways, I have decided to make each way a blog, thus allowing you to gain as much insight as possible on how to capitalize on each of the 10 ways.
I have put together a blog series to discuss how employees can effectively prepare themselves for that next promotion opportunity that they have been looking for. Now, you might be asking that’s great Eric, but what does getting that next promotion have to do with Goal setting or personal development. Ah, great question, well, it has everything to do with Goal setting and personal development. You see, most requests I receive from people about coaching opportunities are centered around 3 key categories; fitness goals, financial goals, and career development goals. With over 20 years of developing leaders for organizations, while building some of my own businesses, I just happen to have some insight on this topic. Particularly since, I myself have worked up in most every organization I have worked in from entry level roles to key leadership and Executive roles with those organizations.
Let me first say “Thank You” to all the customers who downloaded or purchased my book these last 45 days. Your support and encouragement during this process has been awesome and I can’t tell you how much I greatly appreciate it! This has been quite an interesting period for me and I have not been as good at staying on top of my Blog posts for several reasons, but not the least of which was because I was trying to do too much. One of my opportunities for improvement in 2018 for certain. However, since I have a loyal following of people who have been asking about my book launch and the success I saw, now that I officially have some data to share, I thought I would update you all.
So as many of my followers know, I have spent half of my career with one company. As I move into my 21st year in the Wireless Industry, I have had the distinct pleasure of working for some exceptional people over the years. I have lead thousands of employees over that time, had a handful of amazing peers, and a few owners that I have worked for, but the 3 men I admire the most are Todd Heiner, Darren Yager, and Jeff Heuple!
TODAY IS THE DAY, no more waiting, READY GO! Please use the Amazon link below to purchase my book. You have 3 options to select when purchasing, we offer a Paperback, Hardback, and E-Book version.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported my goal of writing this book and hung in there with me through this process!!! It has been an amazing ride, so help me to culminate this process by going to Amazon now and purchase your copy of "Success With Goals: Designing Your Life with Purpose", while we try to hit Best Sellers Status, thank you for your support!!!
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Thanks Again for all the love and support you are AWESOME!!!
Tomorrow, starting at 6:00 am, I am asking everyone to click this link and go to Amazon to purchase my book. You have 3 options to select when purchasing, we offer a Paperback, Hardback, and E-Book version.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported my goal of writing this book and hung in there with me through this process!!! It has been an amazing ride and it is now culminating with the launch tomorrow! Thanks again for all your support, and please remember to go in tomorrow and purchase your copy of "Success With Goals: Designing Your Life with Purpose", while we try to hit Best Sellers Status, thank you for your support!!!
P.S. Once you buy it, please don't forget to go in and post a review, this will help drive more sales and increase my ranking. For everyone who buys, posts a review, and emails me at info@EricWhitmoyer.com, I will send you a link to download a free work book that goes with the book, at $19.95 value! Thanks Again for all the love and support!!!
“Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
So, for the last 4 weeks, I have been making a conscious effort to wake up at 4am every day Monday thru Saturday, and 6am on Sunday. During that time, I have had a significant increase in productivity and efficiency that I have not had in years. Now I have not been a stranger to getting up early, but until recently, anything earlier than 5.30am seemed unnecessary, particularly when it is not uncommon for me to go to bed at 11pm or even 11.30pm.
So today I turn another year older, although I don’t think about it as much as I did when I turned 40, it is undeniable that I am beginning to recognize that I’m not as indestructible as I thought I was years ago. Working long hours and getting by on less sleep, hard workouts in the gym, or not being cognizant of a reasonable diet, all have obvious effects on me these days. The frailty of the human body as it ages certainly becomes more apparent once you get over 40, and even more obvious as you close in on 50.
This blog is going to deviate slightly from my normal focus on Goal setting, but it is a completely relevant topic as I will explain. This blog is about the concept of “Be a Builder Not a Feeder”. There are many references to this concept in our world, in the Science world they refer to it as being a Consumer vs. a Producer, and in other references, you may hear it stated as a Consumer vs. a Contributor. Regardless of the verbiage used, the idea is one person or group of people is contributing to the whole or being a “Builder”, while someone else is taking without making any meaningful, if any, contribution to the whole, this is the “Feeder”.
So, for my second blog of July, I thought I would circle back to the beginning of my journey on “Success with Goals”, and more specifically, the portion of designing your life with purpose. I realized when I set out to write a book about setting goals that not only are there a ton of books out there about goal setting, but the concept is somewhat dry and possibly boring, because most people think they know what this means.
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