Career and Job Killers – Avoid These 3 Work Blunders

It doesn’t matter how long you have been in your current career or job. It doesn’t matter if you have been laid off yesterday or for several months. Looking for a job now or finding that new career has much more competition in times of recession.

It’s not just about who you know, it’s also about who you are. You must have something that will give you the edge. Help you stand out among your business peers and help companies make the correct choice to hire you for the job.

Having a degree is a symbol of your discipline. It is your area of expertise. If you want to have career success then remember success comes with hard work and the right attitude. You’re in charge of both your work ethic and your attitude. If you have the work ethic with the wrong attitude then you are harming your chances for promotions and damaging your reputation.

Companies don’t hire someone they think has a bad attitude because companies know, no one likes a bad attitude. No one wants to work with, or spend time on a project with a bad attitude. In your career if you chose between having the right attitude or the right skill sets to help you win your next promotion, the right attitude will most likely win you the job promotion.

A company can always teach you a new skill set and will usually invest in training the right person. What makes the right person? Always your attitude, companies look for individuals who can add a pleasant disposition to the work environment. Practice avoiding these 3 career pitfalls and you will become a trusted member of a team, a leader and someone others trust. It will catalyze your career success.

Don’t let yourself:

-Continue daily usage of limited negative thinking habits.

Even in the smallest amounts limited thinking destroys all of your personal aspirations before they even begin. Not understanding what limited thinking really is predisposes you to use it all the time without you knowing it. Most people do not examine where they have limited thinking patterns, then they let these limited habit patterns run the rest of their lives, creating destructive self-sabotage, anger or fear along the way. Avoiding this pitfall may seem new to you, however the truth is people do not want to work with, hire, or be led by someone with limited, negative thinking. It brings the whole office and work environment down. It causes all kinds of work issues and will damage your success.

-Believing that you are what you think.

You are not what you think. Thinking is a tool not who you are. You are not the bad thought you are having or the bad feeling you feel. However, you can experience what you think. There is a big difference here. When you understand this principal you will tap into the most powerful knowledge and skill you can have, which is the science of results oriented thinking. This is the understanding that things show up in your life because you are creating the thinking, actions and circumstances that produce them.

-Not understanding the plays in your play book.

Everyone has a play book that they use to play the game of life from. When you understand what plays you have in your book you can find the plays you use to sabotage your results and replace them with plays that produce the experiences you do want. Learning this can propel your life and chances for that new career as well as, giving you that secret edge you need to get hired at a new job.

When was the last time you looked at having an attitude adjustment? If you are serious about having a fulfilling career and being an important part of a team, then the same way you practice other skill sets is the same way you need to practice your attitude skill set. When you have continuing education courses to hone your professional skill sets, remember to add your attitude skill sets continuing education course also.

Protect your winning attitude. Don’t hang around or be associated with a person with a toxic, poisonous attitude. Stay away from them. Do not socialize with them. You do not want to have management think that you have a bad attitude because you are socializing with the toxic person at your job. If you have a winning attitude you will win at your life.

Vickie Jimenez is the author of “Champagne thoughts and Caviar power The Science of Results Oriented Thinking” and has over 20 years in the Personal Development field. She is an expert in personal and business mind set performance as well as work environment management. She is a speaker, corporate trainer and the CEO of Success Systems Seminars. She teaches companies, parents, teachers and individuals how to raise accountability and performance through self-command. increasing production, focus, self-esteem, revenues, culture, sales and career satisfaction. To learn more visit

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