If you believe that getting a promotion is a result of a series of actions – you are in for a surprise.
The Internet is full of great advice from experts on how to get promoted in this fast pace world of ours. And I strongly recommend reading and learning from everybody. When I was 37 years old, and was eager to get promoted to be a member of the board, I did everything in my power to get there. I can still remember how I felt when the CEO told me “I still don’t understand why should I promote you?” after 20 minutes of me trying to convince him that I’m fit to be a member of his board. I felt rejected and expandable. I remember the sound of the clock hanging on the wall ticking; this was the clock that the CEO used to point to saying “There is no time to lose” every time someone said they would do it later. I remember the smell of the leather seat I was sitting on, everything became slow and heavy. I was down.
I ended up thanking the CEO for his time and leaving the room. Politely said bye-bye to his PA and walked to the elevator trying to show business as usual. When I pressed the elevator button, I embraced myself and rushed back to the CEO’s office. I didn’t knock the door and simply barged in. His next meeting already started, and needless to say the look on his face was “WTF are you doing” look. LOL. I then simply asked “How?”. The CEO gazed at me for 5 long seconds, smiled and finally said, “If you want to be a member of this board you need to act like one”. I nodded and left the room.
One year later I got promoted to the board. And I did it by simply implementing the BE-DO-HAVE mindset, which I will share with you right now.
To be promoted you must first implement the BE-DO-HAVE mindset.
The BE-DO-HAVE mindset is simple!
If you want to BE promoted, you need to DO exactly what people that get promoted DO, and then you will HAVE your promotion.
And from some odd reason, most of us read this the other way around:
If I would HAVE my promotion (meaning someone will give it to me), I would DO what people that get promoted DO (meaning act like a more senior manager), and then I would BE a person that got promoted.
See the difference?
It’s about BEING the person you want to be in the first place. Then DOING what this person DO on a daily basis, and if you don’t know what this person do on a daily basis – then learn from him/her. Only then you will HAVE what it is you’re looking for.
Start implementing the BE-DO-HAVE mindset today!