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6 Things to advance your career faster

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Deciding to focus on your career is an amazing choice. And while advancing in your career quickly does require a lot of sacrifices and hard work, if you look at the bigger picture, it’s almost always worth it.

So, what makes some people super successful at a young age, and why it takes for some decades to get where others manage to do the same thing in just a couple of years? Hint, it’s some of the six things we’re about to share with you!

Ready? Let’s jump into the six tips we have to share with you to help you build a successful career faster.

And to kick off the first tip on the list, consider going to university.

And no, we’re not saying you can’t be successful if you haven’t gone to uni and have a formal degree. Quite the contrary, there are plenty of successful people in the world who have never been to university.

But if you want to build a career in the corporate world there’s a huge chance that you’ll need to go to university and get a degree.

Now, we’re not going to judge why all these big companies still do require one, they just do, and it likely won’t change any time soon.

Instead, if you’re looking for ways to advance, or if you’re still in school, consider talking to a college submission expert about it. Visit the Going Ivy website if you need more information about it.

But even if you’ve been to university, you’ll need to get better at a lot of things.

So, make sure you’re the king of time management.

In the real world, most successful people are better at managing their time than the rest. Being able to do more, will help you tremendously at managing multiple projects at a time, staying rested and doing more than your peers.

So, get good with time management! Learn to adapt the calendar into your daily life, as well as becoming the king of checklists.

But be sure that you can’t do everything in a day. So, instead, focus on doing the five most critical tasks every day.

And get ready to go all-in.

Even if you’re a time management guru, remember that you’ll have to go all-in, especially in the beginning.

Yes, you may have to do 15-hour workdays. Maybe even more. But it’s all about creating momentum in your life.

The most important thing is not to be afraid of doing the work.

Make sure you understand people.

Even though this may sound kind of strange, you can’t do great things alone, so you’ll have to learn to work with people and most importantly – understand them.

This may mean that you’ll have to read a few books on psychology and start paying attention to how people react to you, but it’s a required skill in today’s day and age.

Create a daily system.

Systems work. In fact, they’re so good for productivity that almost any big company and successful person in the world has a system they follow daily.

While a system is something highly personal, that you’ll have to figure out by yourself, you can always see how other successful people are structuring their days.

And focus on results, not time.

Doing great successful things takes time. But while most people want things to happen fast and with the snap of their fingers.

So, the only way to stay motivated throughout the process is to focus on the results rather than the time it takes you to accomplish them.

About Peta McGrath

Peta McGrath is an accomplished marketing and career advisor, specialising in helping women develop their best possible strategies for career and business advancement.

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