Advice For Someone Starting Their First Job

The Best Advice to Anyone Beginning a Job

Many of us have recently graduated from college and are on the road to starting a new job. Cheers, it’s a new beginning and for many, a time of big transitions! You may be working at a big company, or a small company with just a few employees. Regardless of your position, before you begin this next chapter there are a few key steps that will guide you into having the best experience going forward.

A new job is exciting! It requires you to step outside of your comfort zone, allowing you to grow your experiences on a brand new level. This transition may leave you feeling uncertain/insecure about the direction of your path. You might be wondering, “when will it happen” or “how do I get there.” Beginning today, free yourself of expectations. This mindset is only holding you back, causing you to become paralyzed in having to prove yourself. Pivot the mindset and , it’s time to start living life for YOU.

Own The Moment

Throughout this transition you will learn how to cultivate a new lifestyle, manage responsibilities, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. The best part is your skills will grow and knowledge expand, you may even discover a new passion along the way.

The following advice will make it easier for you to manage your career because you own it! Never allow anyone else to choose your career path, you are 100% in charge. From here on out, you are the creator of your life and you have never been more ready.

Keep your expectations in check

Freeing the mind of expectations can cultivate so much happiness. A small, yet powerful habit that can positively transform daily experiences. This is only the beginning, there is no need to pressure yourself to “make it” right now at age 18, 21, 22 or 23. There will be so many changes before your eyes. It’s only the beginning, right now is the time to learn, act and execute.

Taking the moment for granted only leads to a negative outcome. You will undoubtably miss the process and initial anticipation. Stop blaming everyone else and start taking accountability for everything that happens in your life. Staying in the present moment is vital, keep on keeping on. Be patient with yourself because you are exactly where you need to be.

Have Purpose For Your Work

Each day, show up to your job prepared and professional. Remind yourself about how grateful you are to have this job. You are lucky to be in this position because there are so many people who are unemployed right now, wishing they had a job just like you. Feel purposeful in the work you are completing and believe that you are providing this company with value.

Always remember to meet moments of dread or uncertainty with gratitude.

One Day At A Time

Allow yourself to take each day at a time. Take a deep breath and trust the process, stay in your lane. In your career, allow your desires and ambitions to influence your life rather than your family and friends’ expectations. Stay positive, you are in control.

At your new job, your tasks and responsibilities will vary.  What you work on today may be very different from what you’re assigned within a few weeks. Therefore, it will be important for you to remain organized at all times. You should be prepared to handle tasks on a day-by-day or hour-by-hour basis without compromising on the quality of your work.

Each day make an Intentions List for the day ahead. Organize a checklist based off of importance. All tasks require a different level of importance and remember some tasks are not ESSENTIAL. Give energy to the moment rather than getting wrapped up in a lengthy checklist. There is so much time in one day, just focus on what you CAN do.

Immerse yourself and get involved

There will be a variety of opportunities for you to get involved at your job and in your local community. Immerse yourself because making new connections is very important. Head out to that after-work spin class with colleagues or sign up for a community event. You never know where these connections can lead to. Fill up your calendar and have fun!

Celebrate Small and Big Wins

Action is the essence of achievement. Throughout your journey, you will experience both small and big wins. It’s vital to never settle and keep moving forward. Celebrate your achievements then challenge yourself to get right back on this momentum if you want to reach your highest goal and live your dream. The power comes from within, stay motivated because you got this!

Be Empowered, Be Aware & Feel Alive – it’s the secret.

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