Crush Your Career Goals

Being the Best You Can Be at Your Job

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We should strive to be the best we can in all areas of life. One of the key areas to be the best is at work, the work you do for a boss or for yourself.

If you feel like you aren’t doing the best you can at a job, it might be time to reevaluate what you’re doing for a living.  Most people aren’t bad at things they like to do (singing maybe for some of us) so maybe you don’t like what you’re doing.  If you don’t like it, you have no motivation to improve so it’s best to move on.

Being good at your job gives you more job security, a rare thing these days for a lot of people.  The company can’t fire the indispensable ones.  You don’t have to be the CEO to make yourself invaluable.  No job is unimportant or the company would have cut it by now.

Ever been to a restaurant with so-so food but a great waiter?  Or a restaurant with great food and a bad waiter?  Which experience would you prefer?  I can cook tasty food at home myself and I consider eating out to be a total experience so I prefer the place with the great waiter.  Any person in a business can give you a great experience or a bad experience.  They can make you come back or keep you away forever.

Being really good at what you do can also help combat a lack of experience.  If you’ve spent ten years designing pretty crummy websites and the new hire is doing great ones straight out of college, who do you think will advance more quickly?

You don’t have to be a genius to be the best at work.  You just have to have a good work ethic, be willing to learn new things, and to take on additional responsibilities.  Spending some of your down time educating yourself about your industry goes a long way towards out-achieving your co-workers.

We hope you found some inspiration in this episode and it made you think.  You can even get something out of a job you hate so you can take that with you to the job you love.

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Candice Elliott - Senior Editor
Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.

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