A few posts ago, I mentioned asking my good friend, Jason Harris, to give me some tips on budgeting? It’s here: 10 Keys to Budgeting.
Now that that’s done, I also asked him to give me some thoughts about working hard and work ethics. Without fail, the master has done it again… 10 wonderful steps on how to work hard. Let’s dive in shall we? I commented on what each tip said to me, but be sure to check out the entire list and his words on Jason’s Facebook Page!
- Put Yourself on the Receiving Side. – Put yourselves in the shoes of your Employer. Look at your work through their eyes.
- Put Others First. – Be aware of the others around you in your workplace. Know their goals and when you see ways to help them get there, lend a hand! This even goes for the personal side of their lives. Hear they’re moving across town? Why not share some of your muscles and gusto to move boxes for a day?
- Make a To-Do List Every Day…and Do It – This has been my favorite so far…and it’s really simple. Just make a list of the things you need to accomplish that day and do it. (yes, do it!)
- Don’t Look at Those Around You – If you see the other people around you slacking off, it’s really easy to do the same. Don’t. If they are taking extra breaks or hanging out on Facebook…don’t try to “keep up with the Jones’” only to find out their broken too!
- Set the Standard High – Take the opportunity to influence those around you by raising the bar for work-ethics in your workplace. Go for it-work hard! Others will notice and pretty soon your entire workplace will be a lot more efficient and a more satisfying experience.
- Show Others Up – A little healthy competition never hurt anyone. Push yourself with others to enhance the entire workplace. Don’t let pride get in the way, however-just have some fun.
- Challenge Yourself – Redefine your status quo. ‘nuf said.
- Have Others Push You – Ask some trusted friends or co-workers to give some insights into your work ethic. I’m sure they are able to see things you could improve.
- Get Encouragement – Don’t just ask people what you need to improve, but ask what you’re doing well.
- Have Fun and Play! – Need I say more?
Jason, thank you for your insights. You’re a Gentleman and a Scholar…and a fantastic friend. Thanks for sharing!