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10 Keys
to
Career
Success
Reported by:
KIMVERLY G. MUAÑA
10 Keys to
Career Success
1.) Being on Time
Showing up late to events, meetings
or even walking into work at 7:45
a.m. instead of 7:30 is disrespectful
to superiors, co-workers or partners.
10 Keys to
Career Success
Why is being punctual important?
Here’s why.
1. Being punctual strengthens and
reveals your integrity.
2. Being punctual builds and reveals
your discipline.
10 Keys to
Career Success
3. Being punctual shows your
respect for others.
4. Being late is a form of stealing.
5. Being late strains your
relationships.
10 Keys to
Career Success
2.) Work Ethic
Noun
The principle that hard work is
intrinsically virtuous or worthy of
reward.
10 Keys to
Career Success
A person who displays a strong
work ethic takes these actions.
Shows up on time, every day.
Does what needs to be done.
Doesn’t whine.
Works through bad situations.
Gets the job done.
10 Keys to
Career Success
3.) Effort
The easiest thing in the world is to give
up. Not only will effort often produce
results, it always demonstrates to others
that they can rely on you to do
everything you can to make things
happen.
10 Keys to
Career Success
4.) Body Language
Confidence and success can be
contagious. When you believe in
yourself and present positive body
language to the world, others will (often
subconsciously) pick up on it and will
begin to believe in you too.
10 Keys to
Career Success
5.) Energy
When are you more productive at
work?
10 Keys to
Career Success
6.) Attitude
Not everything in the world is
pleasant, but unpleasant things must
be done. If you approach everything
with a positive attitude, you will earn
a lot of respect.
10 Keys to
Career Success
7.) Passion
Noun
a strong feeling of enthusiasm
or excitement for something or
about doing something
10 Keys to
Career Success
It’s often easy to tell when people
are passionate about their kids, their
favorite TV show or the local sports
team. If you can make your career
your passion, the path to success
won’t feel like such an effort.
10 Keys to
Career Success
8.) Being Coachable
Adjective
capable of being easily taught
and trained to do something better
10 Keys to
Career Success
Stubbornness and pride are two major
roadblocks to success. If you are
willing to be flexible and handle
constructive criticism and guidance,
you will be the type of partner or
employee that everyone in the
business world dreams of having.
10 Keys to
Career Success
9.) Doing Extra
“Going the extra mile” often requires much less
effort than it seems. You’ve already devoted 10
hours to putting together the presentation; why not
take 10 more minutes proofreading it one more
time? Going the extra mile is the easiest way to
stand out above the majority of people that always
do the bare minimum that is asked of them.
10 Keys to
Career Success
10.) Being Prepared
Preparation is an excellent way to
demonstrate work ethic, effort, passion and
going the extra mile. Walking into a situation
knowing you’re fully prepared for anything
that might happen also works wonders for
your body language and confidence.
THANK YOU !!!

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10 keys to career success

  • 1.
  • 3. 10 Keys to Career Success 1.) Being on Time Showing up late to events, meetings or even walking into work at 7:45 a.m. instead of 7:30 is disrespectful to superiors, co-workers or partners.
  • 4. 10 Keys to Career Success Why is being punctual important? Here’s why. 1. Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity. 2. Being punctual builds and reveals your discipline.
  • 5. 10 Keys to Career Success 3. Being punctual shows your respect for others. 4. Being late is a form of stealing. 5. Being late strains your relationships.
  • 6. 10 Keys to Career Success 2.) Work Ethic Noun The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward.
  • 7. 10 Keys to Career Success A person who displays a strong work ethic takes these actions. Shows up on time, every day. Does what needs to be done. Doesn’t whine. Works through bad situations. Gets the job done.
  • 8. 10 Keys to Career Success 3.) Effort The easiest thing in the world is to give up. Not only will effort often produce results, it always demonstrates to others that they can rely on you to do everything you can to make things happen.
  • 9. 10 Keys to Career Success 4.) Body Language Confidence and success can be contagious. When you believe in yourself and present positive body language to the world, others will (often subconsciously) pick up on it and will begin to believe in you too.
  • 10. 10 Keys to Career Success 5.) Energy When are you more productive at work?
  • 11. 10 Keys to Career Success 6.) Attitude Not everything in the world is pleasant, but unpleasant things must be done. If you approach everything with a positive attitude, you will earn a lot of respect.
  • 12. 10 Keys to Career Success 7.) Passion Noun a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something
  • 13. 10 Keys to Career Success It’s often easy to tell when people are passionate about their kids, their favorite TV show or the local sports team. If you can make your career your passion, the path to success won’t feel like such an effort.
  • 14. 10 Keys to Career Success 8.) Being Coachable Adjective capable of being easily taught and trained to do something better
  • 15. 10 Keys to Career Success Stubbornness and pride are two major roadblocks to success. If you are willing to be flexible and handle constructive criticism and guidance, you will be the type of partner or employee that everyone in the business world dreams of having.
  • 16. 10 Keys to Career Success 9.) Doing Extra “Going the extra mile” often requires much less effort than it seems. You’ve already devoted 10 hours to putting together the presentation; why not take 10 more minutes proofreading it one more time? Going the extra mile is the easiest way to stand out above the majority of people that always do the bare minimum that is asked of them.
  • 17. 10 Keys to Career Success 10.) Being Prepared Preparation is an excellent way to demonstrate work ethic, effort, passion and going the extra mile. Walking into a situation knowing you’re fully prepared for anything that might happen also works wonders for your body language and confidence.

Editor's Notes

  1. Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity. If you tell someone that you will meet them at a certain time, you have essentially made them a promise. And if you say you’ll be there at 8:00, and yet arrive at 8:15, you have essentially broken that promise. Being on time shows to others that you are a man of your word. Being punctual builds and reveals your discipline. The punctual man shows that he can organize his time, that he pays attention to details, and that he can put aside this to do that – he can set aside a pleasure to take care of business.
  2. Being punctual shows your respect for others. Being late is a selfish act, for it puts your needs above another’s. You want an extra minute to do what you’d like, but in gaining that minute for yourself, you take a minute from another, which is why…. Being late is a form of stealing. That’s a tough truth, but it’s a truth nonetheless. When you make others wait for you, you rob minutes from them that they’ll never get back. Time they could have turned into money, or simply used for the things important to them. In coming to meet you at the agreed upon hour, they may have made sacrifices – woken up early, cut short their workout, told their kid they couldn’t read a story together – and your lateness negates those sacrifices. If you wouldn’t think of taking ten dollars from another man’s wallet, you shouldn’t think of stealing ten minutes from him either. Being punctual shows you value time yourself, and thus wouldn’t think of depriving others of this precious, but limited resource. Being late strains your relationships. When you’re late in meeting other people, it makes them feel under-valued, that whatever you couldn’t pull yourself away from was more important or that they didn’t mean enough to you to warrant allotting sufficient time to arrive on schedule. The guest who flies in to see you feels like a dope standing at the airport alone, your date feels awkward sitting at the restaurant by herself, and your child feels abandoned as she waits with her teacher for you to arrive, all the other children having already been picked up from school.
  3. A person who displays a strong work ethic takes these actions. Shows up on time, every day. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to work a 9:00 to 5:00 job. But when you are supposed to be at work, you are at work. Does what needs to be done. A person with a strong work ethic will tackle the icky tasks as well as the interesting ones. It may not be “your” job, but if it needs to get done, you will make sure that it gets done. Doesn’t whine. Work is hard. That’s why it is called work. But, just because something is hard, doesn’t mean that you have to complain about it. Just do it. Works through bad situations. A person with a strong work ethic doesn’t call in sick because of a cold, or bad weather. Now, on occasion, a person with a strong work ethic should call in sick and doesn’t. While this may seem noble, it’s not. Sharing your germs or driving under unsafe conditions doesn’t make you a superstar, it makes you dangerous. Don’t encourage this bad side of a strong work ethic. Gets the job done. A good work ethic means nothing if you can’t deliver the expected finished product at the end.
  4. Effort is a serious attempt to do something. 1. It’s Little Things that Make a Big Difference. There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn’t understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, “What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?” This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, “It makes a difference to this one.”