How to make a lasting impression at work

Posted by Mollie Codyer on Jan 26, 2016 1:42:36 PM

Everyone shares a common goal: to be the best that they can be at work. We often see others do well, while others fall behind. Leading ourselves to ask the question- why do some succeed while others fail?

The answer is simple. You must make a lasting impression. Here are a few tips you can apply in your daily life that will help you make a lasting impression, and get the promotion you have been looking for.

  1. Be Coachable

Ask for feedback regularly. Receiving constructive feedback from others will help you become more successful. Be open to feedback at any time- so make sure to keep your ears open!

  1. Keep it 100

Be you. Be real and don’t put on an act, because it shows how genuine you are being to your coworkers. Being you in the workplace makes you happier and more confident. An honest workplace is a more effective workplace.

  1. Say “Thank You”

Our parents taught us to say thank you for a reason. Taking a few moments out of your day to express your gratitude will increase the morale of your colleagues. Saying thank you is a positive gesture that has been proven to lead to increased productivity, better attitudes, and improved relationships.

  1. Smile

Something as simple as smiling can make a huge difference. Spread a little positivity around the office with a smile. It is one way to make an office more pleasant and productive. Your smile has a profound effect on others, so try it out!

  1. Be Positive

Boost your personal brand by staying positive. Focusing on the positive will help you move forward, strengthen relationships, and improve your life. People like to be around positive coworkers because it keeps up their spirits as well. Be that coworker that is setting the example.

  1. Take initiative

Do more than what is asked of you, even the little things. It could be as easy as taking out the trash or cleaning up after lunch; or as complicated as sharing a brilliant idea that leads to a major positive change at work. Consider everything an opportunity, and when you step outside your comfort zone, you will see results.

Now I challenge you to practice these daily and comment below on how it has improved your work life.

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Topics: Culture, Success