How to Build a Strong Work Ethic

Self-discipline. Responsibility. Hard work. And more.
All part of the recipe on how to build a strong work ethic.

Show up same day – really!?!
The other day, on the internet, I came across this comment:
“I sent a job application to this company. Their HR person called a few days later.
Called at 8:30 in the morning and asked if I can go for an interview later that afternoon.
I think that’s inconsiderate of them to expect an interview the same day of the call.”

That was inconsiderate on the part of the prospective employer?

Build a strong work ethic

Strong work ethic starts early. In our homes, with parents being our first role models.
That’s when we get a good head-start by learning responsibility and other essential life skills.

As adults, a good work ethic is built on a strong foundation of three key elements: people, continuous learning, and hard work.

Choose wisely the type of people you associate with.
Avoid being around idle individuals, full of sense of entitlement.
Surround yourself with like-minded people.
Hard workers who want to succeed.

Continuous learning
You heard it before – learning doesn’t stop when you leave school.
It’s to your advantage to keep on learning.  It needs to become one
of your lifelong successful habits.

Work hard and smart.
Some may believe in “The 4 hour workweek” book.
Great title – it was guaranteed to be a best seller.
Does it work? What do you think?!

Have goals. And develop an action plan.
Have a plan and work the plan – that’s your map
to get from where you are to where you want to be.

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

Vince Lombardi

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/Comments/in Leadership,Time Money Success/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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