5 Rules to Achieve Success in Your Professional Life

published on 03 May 2017
Are people born successful or is it something we can attain over time? Is it necessary to have a high social position or substantial economic means to succeed? Or is it just a matter of luck? Motivational gurus and superstar mentors seem to guard the secrets that allow anyone to achieve the desired success. Let's take a look at the five guaranteed methods that will help you achieve success. 

Learn to value the importance of time: Time is invaluable, life's most precious commodity. Even if often we don't realize or care, time runs inexorably and it's not coming back, that's why we must optimize our time management to the fullest. Every action that we do takes time, but what's even more important is nailing the art of taking your own time. We are shrouded by a fierce and demanding environment that asks us to go faster, stealing our time, calm and even joy of living. To avoid this, you must acknowledge that everyone has their own rhythm and respect yours. 

Be a good communicator: There are those who think it is an innate ability and who, on the other hand, believe it's a capacity we acquire with time and experience. Regardless of how you see it, it is undeniable that communication is at the foundation of every leadership strategy: a good leader is always a good communicator. In giving directions and in informing employees leaders must be clear, never ambiguous, must not raise any doubts and, above all, not try to evade questions asked for further explanations. Building a peaceful relationship starts from the leader's ability to transmit and the worker's ability to learn. 

Ditch micromanagement: Successful entrepreneurs have repeatedly said that micromanagement can hinder growth, creativity and innovation. But what's micromanagement? Restricting employee autonomy, adopting a management style based on absolute control, analyzing in depth every minor detail and taking control of the most granular aspects of the team's activities. Micromanagement can give employees the impression that you don't trust them and have no confidence in their skills, which can make them perform worse. Billionaire Richard Branson advises entrepreneurs to embrace delegation because this will make employees feel empowered and respected. 

Prove that you're reliable and trustworthy: If you can become a person who others can count or rely on, you will feel more accomplished and much more independent. People will respect you more and see that you are ready and able to help, and this is one of the greatest results you can achieve in life. Honoring a commitment, a promise, a word is an ideal worth pursuing and an important value for other people. 

Build constructive and beneficial relationships: Many people say that networking is something every wannabe entrepreneur must learn, but networking without a clear purpose is a waste of time. Instead of trying to approach people with impressive, high-profile positions, try to identify people who you think could help or you could find common ground with and with whom you could form a mutually beneficial, complementary relationship. Does that person have something you need or want? Is there something you can offer in exchange?