Success Soundbites - Are You a Student or Are You a Worker?

success soundbites Feb 17, 2020

Are you a student or a worker? It's kind of a strange question, isn't it? Well, let me tell you the answer.

I'm Sid Meadows and welcome to Success Soundbites. I'm really glad that you're here with me today while we take just a moment to explore being a student or being a worker.


Recently, I was wrapping up a coaching session with a client. And at the end of my coaching sessions, I give my clients the opportunity to ask me any question they want to, and I will answer it as honestly as I possibly can. And so, this client, particularly, asked me what it was that he needed to do in order to further his career and to advance his career. You know what my answer was? My answer was to be a student.


What I mean by that is, be a student of your industry, be a student of your job, and learn and educate yourself as much as possible about the industry that you're in and the job that you perform. It doesn't matter whether you're in sales or customer service or marketing or any role within an organization. Become a student first of what your job is to make sure that you fully understand your job. And then, go learn more about it. Go read more. Go take courses. Enroll in classes. Do something to educate yourself and better yourself about the job that you're doing.


And the next, learn your industry. Become a student of your industry. There is no better way to advance your career than to become a student of your industry and know anything and everything about what's going on in the industry that you work in. It doesn't matter the industry. Again, there's an enormous amount of resources out there to help you educate yourself and learn and grow and, honestly, to become an expert in your industry. Become that go-to person in your industry for your organization. So, my tip to you today is, be a student and not just a worker. Don't just go through the motions. Go the extra mile and become a student of your craft and of your industry. And I promise you, if you do this, you will see great success in your life and in your career.


I appreciate you being here with me today for this week's version of Success Soundbites. Be sure to comment down below and let us know what you're doing to become a student in your craft and a student of your industry.

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