Maria Menounos is one of the hardest-working and most successful people in the entertainment industry. She’s been on TV, in film, and hosted several red carpets for some of the biggest award shows in the world. She shares her 4 tips to achieve success in your career — no matter how big or small.
4 Tips for Achieving Success in Your Career
Make yourself invaluable
If you want to stand out in your career, make yourself invaluable. You should always be there when needed, willing to help out in any way possible and never afraid of going the extra mile. When you find yourself in a position that you know is a great fit or a stepping stone to the next level of your career, you want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward and leaving an impact. Becoming an invaluable asset to a team or organization is not only going to teach you many things but you’ll also have built a network of people that will support and uplift you as you continue to grow in your career.
Don’t take “no” personally
One of the most important things you can do to succeed in your career is not take rejection personally. If someone tells you no, don’t leave the conversation thinking they don’t like you or that they’re judging your personal value as a person. They’re probably just saying no because it is not the right fit, and that’s okay. Every “no” is getting you closer to the “yes” that is actually aligned with you and meant for your path.
Rise to the occasion
This is where the hard part comes in. Rise to the occasion…what does Maria mean by this? When faced with challenges are you going to rise to the occasion and become a problem solver or are you going to crumble under the pressure? This is what separates the good from the great. She points out that this can also be where you find you are the most honest with yourself. You will know the difference between what you want and what you REALLY want based on your determination to push past a problem or choose to walk away from it. There is nothing wrong with recognizing that something isn’t right to you, though, it is important to be honest with yourself when the time comes.
Push through the fear.
Maria also talks about overcoming fear. She says that we should not let our fears hold us back from achieving success and happiness in life. You should use your fears as a catalyst for change and growth. Getting out of your comfort zone is the quickest way to learn and something you should do often. Allowing fear to control your decisions will keep you from finding the success you’re looking for. Just go for it!
Your career is a journey and there are no quick fixes. The best way to achieve success is by making small changes and sticking with them over time. This can be daunting, especially when we’re all so busy. So take your time!