Continuing from my last Monday’s post, if you have been whining about the Monday blues because others around you are doing it; it’s time to understand you have FOMO.
“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.”–Teddy Roosevelt
Come Monday and we see everyone grumpy just because it’s a Monday, irrespective of
Today is the second day of Navratri. On this auspicious occasion, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped, and the color of the day is white. It is the color of purity, innocence, wholeness, completion, and peace.
So, today to beat the Monday blues, I recommend you to seek inner peace.
Today we are exactly 100 days away from the new year. This is the best time to remind yourself of the resolutions you had made at the beginning of the year and measure the progress so far!
My kiddo had a holiday and my wife was bored with cooking. So today, we went out for lunch.
Now, this wasn’t the first time, I was dining out. But the customer service at this restaurant won our hearts. It awed me. While I am sure the duty manager who served us had his highs; as a career coach, I had my set of highs while experiencing this exceptional customer service.
I could draw the 7 parallels mentioned below between the exceptional customer service and habits to embrace for fast-track career growth which I must share with you all –
In the last 9 days of the challenge, I have made you aware of some very important tools to help you achieve grand career breakthroughs.
The challenge with knowing your one BIG THING and followed it up by various tools to manage your perceptions, creating an impact, and influence people around. While you would have largely been able to align all of these to help you achieve your one big thing, this last thing I want to talk to you about – thinking and operating in systems; is a game changer.
Recall the initial days when you had just joined (be it the recent organization or the ones in the past). If I am not mistaken, most probably you were left to figure out everything on your own. You figured things out yourself. And while doing so, you felt lost, didn’t you?
You were the person who wanted to be helped the most, but the least of it was available. You were struck by the novice paradox. How did you feel?
To get ahead in your career, it is imperative that your peers vouch for you.
By now, I am sure; you are wondering what I am talking about. But then imagine one of your colleagues travels with your boss for some work outside of the office. Your boss brings up something that has to do with you. Your boss says you have done a superb job.
Communication is lost, but not the confidence!
The entire nation is positive. The entire nation is of the view that losing communication with Chandrayaan 2 isn’t a failure at all–and it is true!
In the last challenge, I talked about awakening the leader within. And, I also said that a leader is a great influencer.
The first influence you need to have, to get ahead in your career, is on your boss. So, today, I challenge you to learn the strategies to influence your boss.
Here are 7 sure-fire but simple ways to influence your boss –