Transcript of "7 vital habits of the successful professional"
7 Vital Habits Of The
Original article by J.T. O’Donnell
The title of this Inc. article caught my eye: “7
Habits of the Ultra Wealthy.” Who isn’t a little
curious about what a successful professional
does differently than the average person?
As I read the tips, I realized it’s not about what
they do with their money – it’s how they
approach their careers.
Here are the seven tips from that Inc. article re-
tooled for those seeking to become an ultra-
Your career has equity. Recognize it and start
to determine how to use it to your advantage.
Inventory your assets as a professional and
determine who is willing to pay top-dollar for
them. If you don’t have valuable skills sets that
are in-demand, start acquiring some.
2. Look To Gain An Advantage In
Your Business Dealings
You must negotiate with employers. Don’t take
what is given to you without a discussion. An
employer is a business who is always looking
for the best deal. You need to do the same.
Learn to effectively negotiate pay, perks, and
other benefits so you feel good about the
partnership. You don’t work “for” an employer -
you work “with” an employer.
Remember that doing things well is more
important than doing new things. Get focused
on building your expertise and understanding
how you are the aspirin to an employer’s pain.
You must be great at a few things, rather than
okay at a bunch of things.
Look for the smartest people you can work
with. Find companies you admire and respect.
Not for their pay and perk package, but for the
kind of products or services they deliver.
You must seek your professional tribe and
partner with them to bring up your career game.
5. Get Clear On Your Employer’s
Goals, Needs, And Biz Intentions
Want to do better in your career? Try not to
being so self-centered. It’s not about your
needs and wants. Instead, focus on the needs,
wants, and business objectives of the people
you are partnering with.
You’ll be able to offer more value and get more
in return if you do. They are your customer.
Exceed their expectations and you’ll have them
eating out of your hand.
6. Be In A Position To Walk Away
When The Situation Isn’t Right
Get yourself in a financial position that enables
you to quit a job and survive without income for
Every job is temporary. You may lose a job.
You may want to leave a job. In either case,
having the security of savings will give you the
power to make the best decisions for your
Who wants to stay in a bad situation just for the
money? Ask anyone who held on to a life-
sucking job only to get laid-off how that worked
for them. They’ll tell you they wish they could
have left at the first sign of trouble.
7. Realize You Need Experiences
And Setbacks To Move Forward
There is no real failure. We experience, learn,
and grow. Stop playing it safe and start
embracing your fear.
As the old saying goes, “Life begins where your
comfort zone ends.”
You will not survive and thrive in your career if
you don’t constantly learn new things. Making
mistakes teaches us what not to do. That’s a
Stop worrying about what others think and start
worrying about what will happen if you don’t
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