You can have a promotion today! Would you like to move from the position you currently hold to a new one with greater authority, responsibility and respect? And with that promotion comes greater benefits, rewards, and a pay raise! I know this is going to sound like a fantasy, but you can do it without having to talk to anyone to get their permission. There is no need to process an official request. Just give yourself a promotion today!
Here is how you do it - promote yourself. Make the decision that you are going to do the job you have now, better than you have ever done it before. You are going to exceed the expectations and do a fantastic job. The result? Promotion potential!
How do you promote yourself?
-- Do more than what is expected.
-- Tell your customers what you can do and deliver! Don’t tell them what you used to do or how things used to be managed. Just get to it and do it!
-- If you have a good suggestion, make the suggestion. Don’t reference that idea to any prior experience or your previous employment. If the idea is worthy of merit, it will be recognized for its value.
-- If you want the opportunity to advance -- take the initiative.
Do these things and you are going to be noticed by those who make the decisions and can give the official promotion.
Now you may not get the official promotion today, but your actions will produce a winners attitude in your habits and those habits will begin to create positive results. Here are three quick ideas that will help you sustain a performance worthy of notice:
- Work all morning as if tomorrow is the first day of your vacation.
- Give yourself a reward each time you accomplish a task ahead of schedule.
- Keep this quote in mind: “Promote yourself but do not demote another.” Israel Salanter
~ Steven Iwersen