If you’re looking for ways to take your career to the next level, I’ve got two pieces of advice: start talking to people and show up.
Literally, show up.
I know it’s trendy to work from home and it’s tempting to spend less time in the office, but it’s not the approach that’s going to lead to your next big opportunity.
You need to be seen.
You need to get to the point where people (like your colleagues and especially you boss) miss you when you’re not around.
You need to give your colleagues a chance to know you and trust you.
When you show up, good things happen. In my case I earned a Super Bowl ring. Take a look at the video to see how it happened.
You can increase your influence by maximizing daily interactions. I’ve got plenty of suggestions on the blog and in my latest book The Influential Conversationalist. Pick up your copy and let me know which strategy makes the biggest difference for you.
Jen Mueller is a sports broadcaster and rock star keynote speaker. She currently serves as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter and is a member of the Seattle Mariners televison broadcast team. Jen’s unique take on business communication comes from nearly 20 years inside professional sports locker rooms. Hire Jen to speak to your team about how to become more engaged and more productive by using her conversation strategies. You can reach Jen via email: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com.