Professional Personality Traits Needed to Be Successful

Professional Personality Traits Needed to Be Successful

Whether you are a model, actor, or a careerist, there are professional personality traits that will not only help you become successful, but help keep you successful. As an instructor of personal and professional development, I often discuss with my students the do’s and don’ts when moving up in their career. There isn’t a single person who goes into something new having all the answers, but they key is wanting to do your best. There are specific things we can do to stand out in our career and help us move up. Below is a list of personality traits that professionals look for in a good employee.

Be kind

You must be able to give respect to get respect. Be kind to those you work with and respect them. Each day, we meet new people with different lifestyles. If you judge others on what they do, you will miss the opportunity to learn their strengths. As a boss or mentor, be sure to listen and understand those you are managing. This will make it easier to work with them and help them reach their full potential. It will also help a manager decide who it right for a position and when they are ready.

Be confident

Good self-esteem can help pick you up and get you through tough times. When you go to a job interview one question asked is, “Why should we hire you?” You should be able to answer that question with confidence. You should get to know yourself daily. Always focus on personal development. This includes handling failure. Even the most confident fail. Recognizing that you’ve failed and accepting it will help with your self-esteem and confidence in yourself. Avoiding failure and not accepting it will hinder your self-esteem. Learn to be confident no matter the situation.

Be a hard worker

No matter what you do as a careerist, you’ll wait, want, and not know. You wait for promotions, you want things to come easier and you never know what to expect each day. No matter what, be prepared and always do your best. When given a specific assignment or duty, the employer is looking for results. Employees don’t always know what to expect, but good employees try to understand what to do, regardless. Give it your all in everything you do.

Be a self-starter

Can you take charge? Being prepared is always key to showing initiative. To prepare yourself means taking care of you. That begins with proper rest, a healthy diet, and exercising. You always need to perfect your craft by practicing, learning, and setting goals. Doing these things will help you do so. The key is knowing much about your career and taking opportunities to grow. When an opportunity presents itself, if you prepare for it, you will be great at it.

 

 

 

This Week’s Workout

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This week I have been focused on cardio and toning my legs.

This week’s workout ( 3 out of 7 days):

3 mile run

50 squats every other day

Stretch before and after.

Healthy Tips:

Drink water daily. Always begin hydrating 24 hours in advance.

Stretching helps with preventing muscle cramps and helps the body with its mobility.

Book Club: April’s Book

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Our next book in Myeka’s Book Club for the month of April is The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.
Genre: Fiction
Movie date: May 2009
Dor, the central character, invents the first clock. Punished for trying to measure time, Dor is banished to a cave for thousands of years. Dor becomes Father Time and has to listen to every person who laments about not having enough time. Eventually, Dor has a chance to redeem himself and regain his freedom. He must help two diametrically different people understand the value of time management.
To purchase The Time Keeper, click on links below:
Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-time-keeper-…/1110563538
Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087JTAKW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect…
Website
http://www.mitchalbom.com/books/time-keeper/

JOIN MY BOOK CLUB 

New Meal Ideas

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Baked Barbeque Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

Baked Chicken

Water 1/2 cup

Lemon 1/2

Lime 1/2

Barbeque Sauce 1/2 cup

Tenderizer

Basil

Parsley

Onion powder

Garlic powder

Place chicken into medium size pot. Add water, lemon, lime, tenderizer, parsley, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Cover. Cook on medium heat for 45 minutes. Once cooked, pour in barbeque sauce. Cook on low for another ten minutes.

Serve.

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Fish and Vegetables 

Cooked in NuWave

Follow directions for cooking fish in NuWave.

Ingredients

Fish (type of fish is your choice)

Tenderizer

Adobo

Serve with mustard or ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Fun on Set

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This week has been full of great projects. I’ve met great people on set like Allen Iverson, a basketball legend, and Gregory Hewett from Face Off, who just happened to be my make up artist on one of the sets. I’m looking forward to more this year. 17436067_1332377483474990_7345798464842134565_o

Thank You Speak Up

Thank you Speak Up for donating clothes and shoes to Project Persevere. Many business and casual clothes were donated, which means those in need will have the right attire to wear for jobs interviews. More to come for Project Persevere. To find out more about Speak Up, click on link below. https://www.facebook.com/speakupmag/

To follow or donate to Project Persevere, click on link below.
https://www.facebook.com/mjsprojectpersevere/

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