Ever hear someone complain:
That’s not fair. I didn’t get hired for the job I wanted. I bet the guy who got it probably knew somebody at the company.
Two things almost immediately pop into my head when I hear something like that:
- They’re probably right. Many things in a life are about who you know.
- Instead of complaining, work on becoming the type of guy/girl that people know.
… and more importantly, be the kind of person that people who know you will want to help.
So, does that mean I should start kissing peoples asses?
NO! … don’t do that.
People (even those with some power) who appreciate ass kissers, are probably not the type that you’d ever want to find yourself owing a favor to. And that’s not really what I’m talking about anyway.
Ok, so what should I do?
- Well, for starters, never burn your bridges unless you have absolutely no choice.
- Always try to do the best you can, even when there doesn’t appear to be any immediate payoff. You never know who’s going to notice, and appreciate, the things that you do.
- Be a positive person, who adds value. It’s ok to have a critical eye, as long as you also have solutions. Nobody wants to be around, much less offer their assistance to those who do nothing but complain all the time.
And most importantly …
- Be someone who helps others, with no expectation of “payback”. Karma counts.
Ok, so that’s a few of my ideas.
What do you think?
What are some other things people can do to transform themselves into the type of person who seems to “catch all the breaks”?
Please tell me in the comments section below …