5 Signs You are Being Valued & You Don’t Know It
I used to work at this place a long time back when I was in early stages of my career. I was like those motivated mid twenty young adults who wanted to climb the ladder through diligence and hard work. This approach helped me stabilize myself in those days.
One day at work one of my colleagues, lets call her Samantha, asked me this question that I still remember today. How do you manage your work??
Now Samantha was like one of those co-workers that remain open to their feelings towards you. The best thing with people like is that they have a way of showing their affection to you.
“Create a perfect work-life balance by managing your projects easily. Try ProofHub.”
Her intentions were clear to me. And the origination of that thought process in her mind revealed something that I had not wondered for 2 years on my job.
I and her joined the company at around the same time and initially we were in the same team as well. We fostered a bond of good friendship in those early days.
In these two years I got promoted. And the question that she asked was just her way of telling me that I have been good at what I do. I gave a thought to this and gravitated on the following fact sheet:
- Me and my manager are very much connected. And he listens to what I have to say.
- The last time there was a position open for promotion, they filled it internally by promoting me.
- My co-workers are great and there is lot to learn from them.
When I think about it now I see that everyone won’t have a friend like Samantha to provide them a sense of appreciation.
And appreciation works like a catalyst in boosting your productivity. After that day I felt more confident in taking decisions and handling my work. Because all I needed was a sense of accomplishment of what I do, which was greater than any paycheck I ever received.
So here are 5 signs that tell you to enjoy that feeling of accomplishment for what you do.
1. When your boss gives you quality work. He will provide you with work which generates more value for the company. You might think that you are being overburdened, but that’s not true. Sometimes more work can mean more responsibility.
2. Your manager is appreciative of you. He will not say this directly but whenever you try to provide an input he will welcome it and also think about it. He will guide you if you are wrong or will make improvements in your plan of action to set you on the right track.
3. When your co-workers ask for your advice on regular basis. They think that your advice is worth considering for. You can forward the reply with a small thank you, to let them know that it is two way understanding and you really care that they asked it.
4. When your boss asks you to mentor some new hires. Every new hire is an opportunity for the company to churn up some real talent on board. And when they choose you to train them they know that you are good at what you do.
5. When your boss chooses you to go on offshore assignments. It means that you give a good first impression to anyone you meet or that he trusts you with handling things without his supervision.
In the end, it doesn’t matters what kind of job you do, what matters is if you and those around you can value what you do. And that’s the only way to grow i.e. by knowing what your self worth is.
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Originally published at LinkedIn.com.
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Vartika Kashyap runs the marketing team at ProofHub — a project management software for teams of all sizes. She is a seasoned marketing professional who is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. She’s been featured among LinkedIn’s Top Voices for the year 2016 & 2017. Connect with Vartika on LinkedIn, Medium and Twitter.
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