Do You Want to Get Promoted? Do These Twelve Things.

Do You Want to Get Promoted?  Here are twelve things that will help you achieve your goals and receive the credit you deserve.

#1 Get things done.

The phrase “[He] gets things done” is the description that appeared on “Mashable” as a description of Sundar Pichai as he assumed the role as the new CEO of Google.  The way to get promoted, at least at Google, is to get things done.

#2 Use the correct tools.

If I am fixing a leaky faucet, I need wrenches and screwdrivers.  If I am building a deck, I need a hammer and a saw.

#3 Work with the correct people.

To build a website, I contact a website developer.  To create images for my website, I contact a graphic designer.  I work with the correct people.

#4 Help people understand how to help you.

The best way to help people know what to do is let them know the goal of the project.  Then when they are doing their part, they can know how to make the piece they make fit into the project.

#5 Set priorities.

If I am building a house, the first thing I do is clear the land.  The last thing I do to hang the finished cabinets and fixtures.

#6 Set the deadlines.

If my clients need my work to fit into their larger project, I can set my deadline to get my work to them before they need it.  They are happier.  I can work to get my money more quickly.  If my client does not know exactly how my work will fit into the total project, I can set my deadline when I know exactly what they want me to do.

#7 Know the purpose of my work.

I know who will benefit from the work and how to make the work fit the needs of those people.

#8 Operate efficiently.

If my goal is to write a new article for my blog, I can exhaust myself wandering around the Internet.  I limit my research efforts to books and websites that I need for my article.

#9 Create a plan of action.

Some work may take a day to complete.  Some work may take weeks to pull together.  Each piece adds service to my customers. I can never finish the total job.  I plan to continue to add services.  My plan of action is a series of plans that continue to expand my services.  I know what I what I want to do. I create and adjust my plans of action to accomplish what I want to do.

#10 Help people.

I have a sense of purpose.  I want to help people become successful.  My work is meaningful to me.  I want people to use the ideas and the services of my websites for their success.

#11 Take breaks.

I enjoy my work.  Knowing that I am trying to help people makes my work fun.

#12 End the day with a list for tomorrow’s work.

I know at the end of my day where to step right into my job the next day.  This list helps me to sit down to my desk and get into action.