Let’s celebrate the Chinese New Year! A worldwide holiday celebrated by several Asian countries, also known as the Lunar New Year, has officially begun today, February 1, 2022! The Lunar New Year is associated with the 12 zodiac animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each with its unique personality qualities. Because the animals are chosen on a 12-year cycle, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is renowned as the king of all beasts, signifying strength and bravery, continue reading to learn how to be a tiger in the workplace.
Because it’s the Year of the Tiger, we decided to give you five tips on how you can implement the traits of this remarkable beast in your workplace. Do you have the eye of the Tiger? Are you ready to roar in the workplace? We sure believe in you:
As we know, many worthwhile goals take hard work and dedication to accomplish. Being ambitious means that you have a desire to achieve those goals. An ambitious person will find the motivation to reach for the stars and even beyond. If you want to become a tiger in the workplace, you should surround yourself with ambitious people. Surrounding yourself with positive, hard-working people might inspire you to keep pushing under challenging situations.
What’s more, you’ll be able to learn more about your workplace, tasks, and goals as ambitious people tend to seek new ways to stay ahead of the curve. You’ll have a consistent positive mindset, and you’ll feel inspired to give everything you got for the company that saw something spectacular in you! Here are some other ways to be more ambitious:
- Create a To-Do List
- Compete with yourself
- Always have a goal in mind
- Take exciting risks
- Ask for help
- Dream big
- Find ways to stay motivated
- Stay active
- Believe in yourself
The Tiger is fearless, and so should we be! Being fearful holds us back and causes us to miss the opportunity to reach our full potential. And as humans, it’s common to find fear in the idea of failure. We shouldn’t be scared of failure, as it’s a step in the right direction. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Leaving your comfort zone is the quickest way to find out how courageous you really are. It’s the more complex situations that make you a stronger person.
Motivate yourself as your only competition should be the person you’re facing in the mirror- to be better than the person you were yesterday. Use positive self-talk as it’s that inner voice inside your head that either holds you back or drives you to become the best possible version of yourself. Face your fears, take some risks, and within a matter of time, you’ll be an unstoppable force in the workplace!
- Embrace vulnerability
- Think positively
- Reduce your stress
- Demonstrate your courage
If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect someone else to? Learning how to be confident takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. But we should remember that we’re more likely to move forward in our workplace when we’re confident. Confidence helps us feel ready for every challenge we might face. The lacking of it is why so many people are stuck in the same place.
One of the first things we should accept is that we’re not perfect, and we don’t need to be. No one else is, so why should you be? Remember to ask questions when you are stuck with a task or when you want to gather insightful information. In that way, you can develop your learning and slowly start building confidence in what you should do. Concentrate on your strengths and abilities, whether interpersonal skills, time management, or knowledge of a certain system or procedure.
It would be best if you recognized these abilities to understand what you’re strong at so that you can build on them. Begin by setting small achievable goals to boost your confidence, and remember not to be afraid of making mistakes. You’ll be a beast in no time!
- Eliminate negativity
- Develop new skills
- Training at work
- Find a mentor
- Believe in yourself
Another personality trait of the Tiger is to be enthusiastic. There are a lot of benefits of enthusiasm which includes the following:
- More productive
- More confident
- Keeps you focused
- It helps you push through difficulties and failures
- Motivation to take action
- Your colleagues will see you in a more positive light
- You’ll experience peace of mind at the end of a workday
These are some benefits of an endless list. But how do you get there? Well, you should begin by stimulating yourself into a state of high enthusiasm. That includes reading books by authors that you look up to, listening to inspirational music, or spending time in the beautiful nature, whatever helps you feel driven. Develop the right attitude. Do not push yourself too hard because it can cause you to have a lot of stress at the end of the day, which you also need to eliminate.
Ensure that you have the physical energy to generate enthusiasm by getting enough sleep, getting regular exercise, or eating healthy food. Apply your strengths to the workplace, and be sure to do every task with a smile on your face. Be grateful for the opportunity you got and stay positive by working hard to achieve the goals you set. You’ll start loving everything you do, and in no time, you’ll be the star at your workplace!
Be a Team Player (Helping Others)
It’s one of the most remarkable traits the Tiger has. And being a team player in the workplace can be beneficial for everyone involved. A great team can help any company achieve the goal of moving forward. Being a team player by helping your colleagues could make you feel fulfilled. Not only that, but it also creates a sense of belonging in the workplace. You’ll boost your self-esteem, which is crucial in reaching your own goals, and you’ll build strong relationships with your team, feeling confident to ask questions when you’re struggling with a task.
When you are a team player, you’ll give off positive vibes, and you’ll create an excellent reputation for yourself, where everybody in the workplace enjoys working with you. Besides that, if there’s a great atmosphere in the workplace, you’ll never get tired of the company, which is a good thing as you’ll push yourself to be the best version of yourself for the company.
To be a team player, you should make sure to greet your coworkers with a smile on your face. Pay close attention to what your colleagues tell you. Be sure to make eye contact when you have a conversation with them. Ask your colleagues how they are doing and assist them in anything they need. In that way, you’ll build a strong, trustworthy relationship with your peers, and you’ll be making your career a much more enjoyable journey!
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog and that you learned from our tips to become a tiger in the workplace! Be sure to give it your all and stay positive, even in difficult situations! Tell us more about what you learned from this article and if you would implement any of our tips! If you would like to become part of our ever-growing company, click HERE to apply today!
As always, stay safe,
The Job Duck Team