10 ways you can make a positive impression at work (or anywhere)

10 ways you can make a positive impression at work (or anywhere)

Happiness should take into account ALL the various domains of your life.

Happiness should, for example, encompass work and family life, personal and interpersonal relationships, spirituality and physical health and more.

But today, we’re going to focus on happiness at work; or more specifically, how to make a positive impression…

via Inc.com by Lolly Daskal

The world’s growing ever more competitive. Even if you already have a job, making sure you have access to the best opportunities means going beyond the usual. It’s not enough to stay on top of your to-do list or meet the expectations of your job description. If you want to make an impression, you have to differentiate yourself from others.

There are three things people notice that can help or hinder you in setting yourself apart: your attitude, how you treat others, and how you act when you think no one is watching.

Specifically, here are 10 ways to make a successful impression in the workplace:

1. Become a trailblazer.

One of the best ways to make an impact is by breaking ground with new ideas, spearheading new concepts, and originating new proposals. Be a trailblazer–don’t be afraid to make your own tracks. Work to always be the person who can offer a creative solution or a solid Plan B. Be resourceful enough to do a lot with a little.

2. Keep people informed.

No one likes chasing people or information. Do everyone a favor and update them often. People often think they should wait to communicate when a task is finished or they have specific information. When you let people know what’s happening–even if it means saying you don’t know–you’re saving them from speculation, distraction, and rumors. A simple status update can buy a lot of peace of mind.

3. Be the go-to person.

Become the person other people count on. Few things make a bigger impression. Don’t work to become a person of success but a person of value…

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