In Part One we discussed a productive mindset for advancing within the company for which you’re working; be “larger than your present place.” This means adding so much value “above and beyond” what’s expected that you simply no longer fit your position, are eventually noticed for such, and promoted. Of the many excellent responses to the post, I thought website designer, Cesar Abueg summed it up perfectly:
“I remember working in the warehouse of a retail store. I worked hard and got to ‘3rd Key’ where it paid more, managed others, etc. It was refreshing and it felt great after all that hard work. Stand out, get noticed, take risks, and you’ll have a better chance of getting advanced.”
Other times, however, it won’t happen. Perhaps your immediate boss (or even company culture) works from the competitive mindset that believes in keeping people down. Or, the right people are currently in the right place and “they ain’t movin’ anytime soon.” Life is life and either of the above scenarios are certainly possibilities.
You might feel the time is right to find a new company to work for or even to go into business for yourself. In either case, however, the answer remains the same…be “larger than your present place.”
“As long as you are in a job, learn while you earn. And, while you’re doing so, be a huge asset to your company. Make it so that when you leave your company they will have a very hard time replacing you for the same money. The mind-set of people who are eventually going to move from employment to building wealth is to create as much success for their current employer as possible. Be loyal to your company, help a division grow, train an awesome sales team, and so forth. Then take those skills and knowledge into your own adventures.”
“…I worked at our local sanitation company and was put on phones 1/2 day each day. To some it may have seemed a menial task, but it was exactly what I needed at the time and I truly embraced it and ‘loved’ every person that called in. What resulted was many unsolicited calls to my boss to say ‘what a wonderful girl you have answering phones’. It was very rewarding for me. I have since moved on to owning my own business and truly love what I do.
Kimberly actually lives in my town of Jupiter, FL and I know she has a very successful and thriving business.
So, regardless of whether you want to advance within your company hierarchy, move upward to another company, or begin your own enterprise, be larger than your present place. It works, and brings with it a sense of personal satisfaction that is hard to beat