As Zig Ziglar said, “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
How do you approach your work? When I was hired as a Management Associate at MTV Networks in 1992, I didn’t allow the entry-level title to stop me from innovating. Within a little over two years, I founded VH1 Interactive (at the start of the commercial Internet) and then founded the VH1@Work radio network. Within five years, still in my 20s, I became one of the youngest Vice Presidents at the company managing business operations and negotiating multimillion dollar landmark deals. Claim your success. Believe in your ability to create and be great. Whether you are the CEO, a first year associate or newly minted entrepreneur, don’t allow your job title to define you. Identify with your innate potential versus simply your position. Let the essence of YOU shine through. Approach your work with passion, commitment and an optimistic attitude. Keep your eyes open for ways to add more value. If you have reached a certain “senior” level, stave off complacency and focus on leaving a legacy. If you are just starting out, speak up and show up fully. Instead of waiting for a particular event or title to validate that you are a success, BE a success and leave a significant mark right where you are.
Until next time, remember–it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
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