12 Sentences that Change Your Attitude at Work

12 Sentences that Change Your Attitude at Work

If you work with the right attitude and right way, you’ll have your productivity up another level, and eventually, success will be just a step away. These are the 12 encouraging sentences that could change your attitude at work.

#1 Don’t work harder, work deeper.
Do not work harder, work deeper.

    #2 When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.
    When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.

      #3 If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.
      If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.

        #4 Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
        productivity is never an accident

          #5 Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
          Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

            #6 Boost your productivity by taking action immediately after setting a target even without perfect plans. Adjust your course along the way.
            boost your productivity

              #7 To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
              To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.

                #8 Identify your peak hour of productivity. Schedule your most important task for this period. Work on unimportant tasks during non-peak hours.
                Identify your peak hour of productivity

                  #9 Be a more productive passenger by getting work done in the car.
                  Be a More Productive Passenger by Getting Work Done in the Car

                    #10 Practice saying “no”, it’s the only way to reduce distractions from the work at hand.
                    30s tip reduced distraction from the work

                      #11 Multi-tasking does not work; split your time into blocks and focus on one task or project per block.
                      does multi tasking work?

                        #12 Remember that rules – even productivity rules – are made to be broken.
                        productivity rules

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                          How to Find a Suitable Professional Mentor

                          How to Find a Suitable Professional Mentor

                          I went through a personal experience that acted as a catalyst for an epiphany. When I got fired from a job, I learned something important about myself and where I was headed with my freelance career. I realized that the most important aspect of that one rather small job was the influence of the company owner. I realized that I wasn’t hurt that the company and I weren’t a perfect match; I was devastated by the stark fact that I needed a mentor and I had almost found one but lost her.

                          Suddenly, I felt like J.D., the main character in “Scrubs,” chasing Dr. Cox and trying to rip insight and wisdom from someone I respect. The realization that a recognized thought-leader and experienced entrepreneur severed ties with me felt crushing. But, I picked myself back up and thought about five ways to acquire a mentor without having the awkwardness of outright asking.


                          1. Remember, a professional mentorship must be mutual.

                          A professional mentor must agree to engage in a mutual relationship because, as the comedy T.V. series showed us, one simply cannot force someone to tutor us. We have to prove that we are worth the time investment through persistence and dedication to the craft.

                          2. You have to have common interests with your mentor.

                          Even if a professional mentor appears at your job or school, realize that unless you and this person have common interests, you won’t find the relationship successful. I’ve been in situations where someone I respected had vastly different ideas about what was important in life or what one should spend his or her free time doing. If these things don’t line up, you may find the relationship won’t be as fruitful, even when the mentor knows a great deal about one industry.


                          3. Thought-leaders will respect your passion.

                          One of the ways you can prove yourself worthy to a professional mentor is through your passion and your dedication. No one wants to spend time grooming and teaching another who will not take advice or put the effort in to improve. When following thought-leaders on Twitter and trying to engage with higher-ups in a work setting, realize that your actions most often speak louder than your words.

                          4. Before worrying if he respects you, ask if you respect him.

                          On the other side of the coin, you should seriously reflect on those common interests and make sure you respect your professional mentor. Just because someone holds a title, degree or office does not mean that person is trustworthy or honest. Don’t be swayed by appearances and take the time to find a suitable professional mentor.


                          5. Failure is often the best way to learn

                          I honestly have made more mistakes than I can count. I know I’ve learned a great deal from poorly organized businesses and my own poor choices. The most important quality I’ve developed is an ability to swallow my pride and learn from my mistakes. If life knocks me down nine times, I get back up 10 times. One of the songs Megadeth wrote, “Of Mice and Men,” resonates in my mind when I pull myself up by my bootstraps and try again for a goal I’ve set: “So live your life and live it well. There’s not much left of me to tell. I just got back up each time I fell.” Hopefully, this brief post can act as a professional mentor to you in your quest to find not only a brave leader but also a trusted adviser.

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