Top Business Leaders Advise On How To Create A High-Performance Career Path

You’ve received lots of career advice throughout your life. Some of it good, but most of it has been full of negativity and bitterness. Especially, if you got it from negative co-workers or family members.

Below, we’ll share some key points for creating a high performing career path, which are tried and true, by world leading CEO’s and Business Leaders.

1) Work Hard But Play Even Harder

Long hours are a normal occurrence in the creative industry. For that reason, you must work very hard to have a shot at success. It’s important to know what’s happening in pop culture and that means you have to play harder. Don’t just spend your life behind a computer desk. It will leave you with no imagination. Get out there and live your life. Go on trips, see a play and hear the music. Abby Downing, ZinePak.

2) Do Not Let Fear Paralyze You

As human adults, we often have temporary paralysis when we are faced with fear. That’s not a good thing, especially for your career. You should live your life like a child who knows nothing about fear. Do not let fear paralyze you. Brett Farmiloe, Markitors.

3) Set Out On A Distinct Path, But Be Flexible

You should have a general career path. Set out to fulfill it by building relationships along that path. Accept challenges and be flexible enough to take a different career path. It may lead you to your ultimate dream. Brian Sullivan, Sullivan Branding.

4) Never Let Anyone Manage Your Career

You should never let anyone manage your career because you’ll never be happy with the results. The best thing to do is to concentrate on enhancing the skills and experiences that you need to attain your dream. Manage your moves carefully and build the right skills to take you to the top. Gina Michnowicz, Union+Webster.

5) Be Honest And Earn People’s Trust

Earn the trust of your colleagues and clients by being reliable. Do what you say you are going to do and confront problems head on.  Aligning your words and actions is a key pillar for building trust in the workplace and, ultimately, for an organization’s success. Don’t commit to a promise you can’t deliver. Think about what’s realistic, and do your best to live up to your word. Patrick Dwyer Merrill Lynch

6) Be Happy In Whatever You Do

Do not let anyone dictate your happiness. Your happiness, sense of balance and the way others treat you should solely be in your control. You should, therefore, fight for your happiness at all times. Jaymie Scotto, Jaymie Scotto & Associates.

7) Learn A New Thing On A Daily Basis

Today’s business world is tough and so exhausting. To keep up with this pace, you need to exercise your brain on a daily basis and that means learning something new every day. Become a student of your industry, your faith, and your profession. Seek knowledge on a daily basis because it’s a privilege you can’t afford to lose. Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group.

8) Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated

You should always treat others with the utmost respect and kindness. Whether they are your clients or employees, do not treat anyone with rudeness. A client may be tough, but do not treat them the same way. Have courtesy, help others and always stick to your words. Leila Lewis, Be Inspired PR.

9) Take Things Head On And Move Forward

Whether it’s a new responsibility, a conflict or an impending deadline, the best thing to do is to slay the dragon and move on with life. Have the confidence to deal with issues head-on. Do not overthink it, just move forward. Sarah Mannone, Trekk.

10) Market Yourself

Remember to market yourself thoroughly and appropriately because no one will do it for you. Send emails to managers, give business cards to your peers, share your work and doors will open. Starr Million Baker, INK.

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