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The Working Man’s Guide to a Career-Focused New Year’s Resolution

Career Focused Working Man

It has only been a few days since 2015 began. There are 357 days to look forward to, and they are more than enough to change your career life for the better. However, how will they be able to make a difference if you don’t know what to do with them? Well, that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for.

If you still haven’t joined in the bandwagon, then check out these resolutions that will do a lot of good for your career

To Always Be on Time

This seems like a very basic resolution, so much so that it’s probably seen by a lot of people as more of a developed habit. However, even though it’s usually belittled and overlooked, it can actually make a positive change in your career life. Punctuality is a highly valued trait in the corporate world, for it reflects a person’s discipline and value for other people’s time. If you weren’t too big on this quality last year, then that has to change this year.

To Save Up

Look back at 2014 and try to remember how much money you spent on things that you don’t really need. Are the memories of all those lost bucks making you either cringe or regret?  Can you even actually recall where you burned all your money on? If your answers are respectively a yes and a no, then 2015 is the perfect year to rethink the when, where, and what you spend your hard-earned cash on.

However, it’s not enough to cut on your expenditures; you also have to save up. Aside from not spending on frivolous and unnecessary things, you also have to allot a particular amount to set aside every payday. Nobody’s saying that you shouldn’t enjoy your money, it just means that you should value it more and save up on the rainy days.

To Learn what it Takes to be a Good Leader

A leader has responsibilities that are of greater number and magnitude as compared to a regular employee. And included among them are the people you have to lead and influence in order to get the job done. Now, how are you going to perform such a function if you don’t have the capability to do so? Thus, as early as January, you better start finding out the tips, tricks, and tools of the trade that is leadership. This is important, as everyone, save those who are content with being an employee in the bottom rung of the corporate ladder, will become a leader at one point in their lives.

To Go the Extra Mile

If you were a punch-in punch-out kind of employee last year, or even worse – a punch-in punch-out boss, then you need an overhaul with that mindset. While there’s nothing wrong with going home on time and achieving a perfect work-life balance, you need to do a little bit more. Brush up on your knowledge about the job, make sure your presentation is brilliant and creative, organize your work – these are just a few of the little things you can do that can go a long way.

Although you can always turn your career life around any time, there’s no better time to do so than the start of the year. And if you stick with these suggestions, then success will come sooner than you think.

 

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