I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been acquainted with just about every ‘get ahead’ career tip there is.
Everyday is a job interview. Dress for success. Stop worrying about the competition. Don’t dream about success, work for it. Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career.
The list goes on. And on.
Enough is enough. We’re not going to bother telling you what you should be doing to climb that ladder or climb that jungle gym – because if you haven’t acted on these age-old tips, let’s face it, you’re not going to start anytime soon.
Instead, we’re going to blow the lid off the the things you’re doing wrong.
This is a list of common mistakes made by young people in the workplace, and the comments come from people in the know.
1. You sleep in until the very last minute.
From now on set your alarm to wake up fifteen minutes earlier than you normally would.
(If you absolutely, cannot do without even one of your forty winks, tonight, pause your Netflix fifteen minutes earlier and head to bed – it’s that simple).
In these precious extra minutes you’ve gifted yourself – get up, feed your body, get in the zone and start moving.
If you practice yoga, do that. If you meditate, do that. And if you run, well, do that.
If you don’t do much at all, try this: Life-coach extraordinaire, Tony Robbins starts every morning by jumping into a 14 degree Celsius swimming pool – and he is worth an estimated $438 million dollars.
This is why you should be doing yoga right now. (Post continues after video…)
2. You do the bare minimum.
MediaCom’s Executive of People and Culture, Sara Durree, says: “Don’t make the mistake of thinking your career choices start when you get the job or when you walk through the office doors on your first day.”
Read, listen, ask questions and Google any of those tricky words you can’t recite the meanings of.