It’s only been about 4 months since I got hired at my current job. At first, I thought it was just going to be another retail job with no potential and I would just work there to fund my online business.
As I started working and getting to know (and re-know) the people there, I started to actually like the job which was cool. Some important things to me are keeping busy and consistently challenging myself, and both needs were met daily.
About a month ago, there was a new job posting for Service Leader and I applied for it the day I noticed it was available. Here’s the secret though: The reason I got promoted so quickly didn’t start there.
How I Really Got Promoted So Quickly
The truth about this situation is that I expressed an interest in moving up within the company at a very early stage. By very early, I mean within the second interview before I got hired. Essentially, it was already known that I would apply for the position before it was even available.
This may seem a little odd, but it was imperative for quick growth. Of course, I backed up that interest by putting in the work and displaying self-sufficiency, a willingness to learn, and taking action and applying that knowledge. I was laser focused on this goal.
It also likely helped that I displayed amicability around everyone I worked with. Being friendly, helpful, efficient, and effective can go a long way in a retail environment for customers, coworkers, and management as well.
How You Can Reach Your Goals
I didn’t write this post to brag about anything, but to share how it’s possible to come from practically nothing and get promoted in just 4 months. I shared what I did, and what could have given me an advantage so that you could take a nugget or two and apply it to your own life.
While this site couldn’t be any more about myself (just look at the domain name), I want to help as many people as I can. Whether that means with a technical internet thing, a fitness topic, or just by inspiring people, my goal is to help others.
With all that being said, get out there today and start putting in the work to get closer a major goal you have. I’m about to hit the gym to work towards building my strength to reach my lifting goals, so what are you going to do?
Let me know in the comments below, then tweet out this post!