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What are you doing to better further your success

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Mr.’s Answer

Bryant Y,

I am working learning the landscape of the corporate world, being assertive and keeping a humble demeanor all along the way. I am learning to understand in order to know so I can wisen up. I am learning how to sacrifice in order to find balance. I am learning how to put my dollar to use and how to differentiate between squandering and treating myself to what I deserve. I am learning every second of the day what the world has in store and its source and origins. I am keeping myself mentally and physically active in bettering the lives of others around me. There is no success where selfishness dwells. I am staying on top of keeping my information updated and staying organized. I am learning how to be moderate and prudent with whatever task comes my way and to be as dexterous as possible. I put my spiritual life as a priority and treat my carnal life as a necessity. I keep my ears opened and speak less. Most importantly I understand everything comes in its due season so in the meantime I keep sharpening my craft, skills and knowledge to be better prepared.

I wish you the best on your journey in life.

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Sandra’s Answer

Your first question should be "what does success mean for me?"

Do you want more money? Do you want to continue to move up into executive level management? Do you want to love your job and your company?

If you want more money, then the answer is probably working hard and finding opportunities to obtain raises or bonus structures.

If you want to move up the ranks into Executive level, then you need to network, work hard, show your worth. Show that you are committed to the company and the people within.

If you simply need to love your job and your company, then figure out what would be your dream job, figure out what it would mean to have that role and if you can succeed in that role. Would it allow you to support a family (if that is your wish), support travel en devours you have (if you so wish).

Ultimately, success is an individual decision. For me, I want to excel in the tasks that I'm assigned and I want to be known as a hard worker and someone that you can rely on. However, I also want my job to be flexible and allow me to have the work/life balance I desire to spend quality time with my family and take family vacations.

Therefore, to succeed for me, I push myself to do my best work each and every day, go above and beyond. Yet, I set expectations that my work day typically ends at a specific time and after that is family time unless there is a high priority task that absolutely cannot wait. Personal time off is uninterrupted, I completely detach myself from my work to ensure that the time with my family is quality.

Sandra recommends the following next steps:

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Bryant,

I am always trying to learn something new. I take classes on new concepts that will help me do my job better. I read and make a point of reading books that will improve my knowledge of the world. I am particularly fond of history and biographies. I like to know how things work even if I don't actually understand what I am reading sometimes. I love Astronomy and have taken several college level classes. And yet, I can't really remember chemical elements and the math related to the subject is beyond my comprehension. I am pretty bad at naming constellations. And yet I would take another class tomorrow because I am fascinated by it.

I would say that staying curious about things you don't know about it is a great way to stay competitive at work and in life.

Gloria
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Brandon’s Answer

Having a goal to motivate yourself in and keep practicing your craft are key ways to further your success. Many people believe that once you reached a certain peak in your career you can't get any better. However, it is the ones that practice their craft everyday that are able to see the most improvement and changes in their careers.
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Pradip’s Answer

1. Stop replaying negative thoughts in your mind.

2. Construct a positive environment for yourself.

3. Get clear on your why.

4. Listen to your gut, but double-check with your mind.

5. Visualize your success.

6. Practice more than you preach.

7. Communicate effectively.

8. Commit to your goals.

9. Never stop optimizing.

10. Ask questions, constantly.

11. End each day in reflection.
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Melissa’s Answer

I would first define what success means to you. Live your life based on what you want and not what society defines success to be. For me, success means to be happy. I am a very passionate person and if I am not passionate about what I am doing, then it is time for a change.  Mind you, I have been with the same company since I graduated college but I have experienced various positions. Over 20 years, I have had several roles that challenged me. Be open to possibilities. Make sure your life is not just your career. You need to have balance. I am a huge advocate of volunteering. I think it is good for the soul.

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Simeon’s Answer

To further my success, I've expanded my network of relationships. The more people you make connections to, the more options you have in seeking success. I also try to expand my skills and knowledge in anticipation of future needs. You want to make sure that at least some of the learning you do is pointing toward specific personal or professional goals.
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Marilia’s Answer

To move forward into success path I usually do: a clear plan of what I want to accomplish in the next step, I do trainings and I listen to podcasts related with the subject that I need to improve or understand better, I ask a piece of advise from mentors and leaders of my organization, I dedicate myself to do real improvements in a daily basis, like baby steps, so I can feel that I'm progressing and I can correct the direction if necessary to stay focus on the next step that I want to achieve.
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Amy’s Answer

As others stated, each person's success is defined independently. For me, I believe in 'leaving it all on the field' or knowing at the end of every day that I could not have given more of myself than I did. I could have done things differently and I reflect on my day to determine what I could possibly do better, but I know that I did the best that I could in each moment.

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