4 Mistakes People Make That Hurt Them Professionally | Career Angles


These are 4 mistakes that people make to hurt themselves professionally

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I thought it would do a video talking about a few of the mistakes people make professionally. I'm doing this as part of my Career Angles series that you can catch in my facebook group. Again, look for Career Angles in Facebook.
Now, we all sometimes lose ourselves in situations and make mistakes. But these four are fairly big. heT first one I want to call attention to is forgetting to be courteous. You know, and, in effect, as a result, you take for granted certain basic social interactions.
Did your parents teach you about the importance of please and thank you? Of course they did. And when you teach your children, you teach them the importance of please and thank you and, then, you, yourself, work in situations where you want people to do things for you and you never say, "Please," and never say, never wind up thanking them afterwards. There's no excuse for it. Forgetting to say it will cause them to never forget that you didn't say it.
I don't care how senior you are (And frankly, the more senior people are, they wind up always saying it) they wind up being courteous. Why aren't you?
Another thing people do is they get way too serious about things and stress out over them. In doing that, what winds up happening is they miss on things in their relationship with other co-workers.
You know, I worked in sales organizations for many years, and we had an almost gallows humor amongst ourselves about things that occurred. I know that's true in the securities industry. I know it's in many other areas as well. The result winds up being that you miss out on relationships with others.
Third thing--you talk too much, and don't listen. Listen more. You've got two things to listen to what other people want and the more they talk, the more they like you.
Which of course leads to the opposite of that--You overshare. You tell people too much about your life, and it winds up coming back to bite you.
So those are four that I want to call attention to. I hope these are not your sins that you're committed. But if they are, it's time to change your habits and be more effective. I'm Jeff Altman. If you'd like me to coach you, connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter. Mention that you saw the video because I like knowing I'm helping some folks. Once we're connected message that you're interested in coaching. I'd frankly love to help you.
I join on my Facebook group. It's called Career Angles. And there's a lot of content released daily that will help you professionally Have a great day. Take care

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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