Welcome back to day 4 in our series about my seven steps to stand out like a RockStar. Each of these posts are to help you look into your past, find out what you did to become successful so you can build success. Also to see where you have failed so you know what not to do and repeat that process.
Set your goals to reach and exceed expectations.
As you have found out by now, first you see what’s going on around you and know what’s expected. You now can set your goals to first meet the expectations. Remember the first point I mentioned: don’t start to brag and say, “This is what I can do.” Instead, first set the goals to meet what’s expected of you. Use this time to not make enemies. Instead learn to conform to what is expected of you. If your job has more than one person working on the same task, focus on how you will work together as a team. As a team you work to reach the company-set goals each and every day. Always do your part plus a little more. But never brag about it. If you end up doing part of your co-workers’ work, so be it.
I can tell you of a job I had working at a coffee shop. I knew other shift managers who could close our stores down faster than me. I knew the expectation, but while working with other workers, I found they only wanted to do the minimum. Thus we could not make our time limit and would get done late every night.
That continued until I worked with my friend Carrie who showed me we had to do more than our job each night to make this happen. We set the example of how fast we each worked by doing more than our required jobs. While doing this we did not complain to those who were not pulling their share of the work; and we learned to do more work ourselves. Then you will eventually exceed those expectations set for you by your supervisor.
Imagine a world where we all learned from our past, imagine a world where you are given goals and actually put just this one step into your job, business, or personal life. A world that set higher goals, exceeds the goals set by others because you hold yourself to a higher standard.
Come back tomorrow where we learn another point that plays off today’s post. We get to learn about who the people are that we surround ourselves with.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.