3 Career Success Principles No One Ever Tells You: Part 1
I love talking with people right before they start a new job. Maybe they’re straight out of college, or maybe they’ve been working for years in a starter retail job and now they’re finally moving into their dream field. You can practically see the excitement and promise radiating off their faces.
I hate to burst their bubble. But I really wish someone had shared with me that even in the best possible company, there will be arrogant bosses, jealous co-workers, and ungrateful customers. Even if you are doing amazing work, sometimes you will be passed over for promotions and under-recognized for your contributions.
To avoid becoming jaded and discouraged, I would like to share with you three career success principles I learned from The Buddha:
Change yourself first.
Create your own joy
Never give up
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing tips and encouragement for creating career success.
#1 Change Yourself First
The most important person in any organization is…you! You create your own reality through what you believe. And you can change the quality, the experience, and even the environment of your workplace by just changing your attitude. I know this may sound crazy to you, but the Buddha taught that the only person you can really change is yourself. It’s easy to blame others, and sometimes they deserve it, but if you focus on improving yourself, one of two things is likely to happen in your career:
You will be recognized for your hard work and consistent progress and you will rise in your organization, or
Someone outside your organization will realize, “Wow, that person is making things happen, we need them on our team!” and you’ll get poached.
Either way, your world gets better.
When I was a new employee at a big entertainment company, we were swimming in a sea of negativity. My coworkers were constantly bitching about the boss, the boss’ boss, and the endless reorganizations. I participated in the complaining until I realized that sooner or later I myself would be on the receiving end of their toxic spewing. That’s when I decided that I had to make a change. And the only person I could change was myself. So the next day I decided, no more complaining. I’d stop hanging out with the toxic spewers and start looking for and supporting the people who were actually doing their job instead of criticizing others. That’s when everything started to shift.
Coming up, I’ll share how the second career success principle can help you find joy and satisfaction in your work.
Wishing you total success and fulfillment in your career!
The Cubicle Buddha
As Executive Director of The Modern Wisdom Leadership Institute in Seattle, Marc Sachnoff uses his 35-year Buddhist practice to provide timeless career advice, detoxify work cultures, develop customer-obsessed brand identities and build lasting customer relationships through enlightened business development. Marc follows SGI Nichiren Buddhism which promotes the belief that we all have the Buddha nature within and can create lives of joy and fulfillment.
It is a well-known fact that when any discussion on lead generation takes place, quality conquers over the measure. Though it is clearly known fact that people do not like when they are pressurized into buying something, a recent research threw open some startling and revealing information.
Email Marketing as Lead Generation Tactics of B2B
Email marketing was the most popular among all other lead generation tactics primarily due to the ease of its implementation and for producing the desired effective results. Content marketing was found relatively difficult. But it was found to produce good results. It was found, it provides the market research experts to experiment on the same for a longer time and even learn the tactics of interacting with consumers.
Thus it is well-known that email ranks as one of the most cost-effective as well as best conversion providing lead generation tactics in B2B. Before loading up a number of messages into the inbox of the prospect, it is essential to encourage and support the different leads in the funnel at this stage.
Important aspects of lead nurturing campaigns
As a midway answer to these two answers, there was a third opinion about “Lead Qualification” that revealed a new aspect. Though many respondents might show interest in buying, there are very few who would really want to buy at that specific point in time. Though one can analyze all these through a specific method of experimentation there is no tool available from now on to measure or predict the same. Thus the sales department is under constant pressure to recognize and differentiate as who is a ready to buy respondent and who is just an anticipated respondent.
Bond of communication
Sending a clear message to the prospects that the organization has their welfare in mind and considers it as its priority by stating “How Can I help you” will go a long way in making them open up easily. Though it is not easy to please all the consumers all the time, it will definitely open up the channel of communication and bring in suggestions for new and better communication.
In short, for an organization looking to bring in or develop more leads, it needs to bring in a major shift in its style of working from marketing and only sales to problem detecting and problem-solving.