The longer you do something, the longer you realize how important having pride in what you do is so important to your growth as a business person and how it plays into how you get more referrals or stay employed longer. The question to ask yourself is – do you have it in you? Do you have or take pride in what you do? Do you feel confident that you are doing the best you can do and are performing to the best of your abilities? Do you feel remorse when something slips through the cracks or if you feel you are not doing your best or giving it your all? Are you doing the minimum to just collect a paycheck or are you pumped up to go to work and improve upon what you did the day before, every day? Are you doing the little things when no one else is looking because you know it is the right thing to do? Are you doing the right stuff to do the job better than someone else? If so, you are taking pride in what you do. We have made the decision to take pride in what we do for you. Our goal is to provide you with the best training, education, support and so much more.
As we have done in the past, let’s break down the word pride and discuss the elements of each letter:
Professionalism – embracing professionalism in the way you dress, the way you speak with others, the way you approach each day shows you have pride in what you do for a living.
Responsibility – the idea is to not only take on the job you were hired to do but to take on even more. The more you do, the more you will get. Also, do the right stuff – all the time. You know what to do so do it! Don’t take extra advantage of your lunch hour, being on the internet to surf the web during work hours, etc. Be responsible and be the ultimate agent or employee.
Initiative – take the initiative to take on more projects and suggest new ideas. Be proactive, creative, take the lead on projects – don’t wait to be assigned a task or responsibility. What do you think about while you are at work?
Dedication – you must be dedicated to what you are doing. It is the drive within you that makes all the difference in your success. Be dedicated and get more satisfaction and better results out of what you are doing.
Excellence – this should be your minimum standard in the level at which you should be performing. If you provide excellent service, perform at an excellent level, you can always expect to be given referrals and get promoted more quickly than others in your field.
Are you interested in taking more pride in what you do? Ask the experts, be engaged, be active, read, learn, attend trainings to understand your field, be positive, make your job your priority and improve everyday and you will shine. Get it? Got it? Good!
Now, go sell something!