Friday, August 29th, 2014

Look Around

After this weekend, accounting firms will roll into mini-busy-season, dealing with all of those corporate extensions that have lagged since spring.

When you arrive at the office on Tuesday, take note of the people you hang-out with at work. Maybe even the people who sit nearby.

It’s almost like school. If you sit with the goof-offs, you become like them and adopt an “I don’t care” attitude. You just get-by with doing the minimum required.

If you are surrounded by people who keep focused, work quickly, are friendly yet don’t waste time, they are probably the ones going home at 5:30 rather than burning the midnight oil to hit the deadline. They are also the ones getting the best assignments.

Choosing who you want to be at work also flows downward to those watching you. What do they see? Who do they want to be around?

  • "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them"
  • James Baldwin

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