Designer at Pinterest • sfgirlbybay contributor • cat whisperer
The same is true regarding your career. If you focus exclusively on improving your skills and your impact to your organization (or to the world at large), the promotions, raises and accolades tend to come as a byproduct.
…k instead: “How can I be doing more to help make our customers (or would-be customers) happy?” Ask “What skills should I be developing to help me increase my impact?”
The more honest you can be with your manager about your aspirations, your motivations, and where you’d like their help to improve, the faster you’ll move.