You want to be Gordon Gecko, a suited and booted business professional with the power to hire, fire, acquire and retire at the age of 50. You want baths of money surrounding you whenever you sit on your toilet. Servants will serve you, assistants will assist you and your underlings will admire you like a benevolent dictator.
But financial freedom isn’t handed to most people on a silver platter. Unless you’re a part of the one per cent, your Gordon Gecko dreams are about as likely as seeing a unicorn chat to a magical penguin.
That’s not to say that the keys to financial freedom aren’t unreachable. With the right level of hard work and application, you could rise to new heights in your workplace – and gain a ton of moolah.
Beyond simple on the job training, the route to employment success is as varied as your imagination. To get you started on the road to promotion, we’ve come up with a few great tips. Take a look and get working!
Earn Your Stripes
There’s more to looking impressive in a workplace than doing your job well and heading home. Your employers want to see that you’re developing with every day that passes. They want to see new skills added to their roster, to see satisfaction increase in their clients because of your hard work.
So you’ll have to show that you’ve got the skills they desire, by making the effort off the job.
Equally, having qualifications could get you ahead of the pack, and so you could consider applying for a leadership management degree online that you can pursue in your own time. Online degrees will allow you to study while you’re on your lunch-break or tucked up in bed at the end of the day.
At the end of your studies you’ll literally have a certification proving your leadership skills. What more could a boss ask for?
Network To The Top
Do you know the old saying: “it’s who you know, not what you know”? Well, there’s definitely some truth in it. You’ve probably noticed that some people with friends in high places still get ahead, no matter how talentless they may actually be! And while few people would want to rely solely on the help of others, having a solid set of connections in your address book could come in handy at any time.
Create an effective LinkedIn profile that will showcase every arrow in your quiver, and connect with peers and higher-ups who could give you a helping hand.
If you prefer a face-to-face connection, don your finest interview wear and head to a networking event in your area. Schmooze like Don Draper and you’ll soon have a full phonebook of potentially powerful contacts. Who knows where your new acquaintances will take you?
Networking is always a good idea. What you know is good. Who you know is great.
And the beauty of it is you don’t have to know everyone you just have to know someone who knows the right person.
LinkedIn I’d a good start, but meeting face to face is the best way. Whatever your business, find your local networking events and go. You’ll be glad you did.
Jef Miles says
Hmmm interesting post, networking I agree is always a great idea 🙂
What are your thoughts on the quote work will make you a living doing homework i.e. a sidebusiness or invesments will make you a fortune.. I’m not sure having wealth or financial freedom as a goal should be the sole driver but more about the why a person would want to do it 🙂