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Becoming a Self-Starter

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

This month’s article is based upon helping you get to the next level of your employment.

Have you ever noticed it feels like some people can reach the next level of management faster than others? What are they doing that the rest of us aren’t? It’s like they have this extra ability that bumps them to the head of the line. I’ve come to recognize that the special ability is being a self-starter. In this article, we will be talking about how a self-starter separates themselves from the others, and if you’re thinking to yourself you want to be one, I have a few pointers for you as well.

In the vast majority of cases, the employee who has been promoted to management is a self-starter in some form. But before we get into it too much further, I think it’s important define what a self-starter is.  According to Google and Oxford Languages, a self-starter is a person who is sufficiently motivated or ambitious to start a new career or business or to pursue further education without the help of others. You probably get the idea when reading the definition of a self-starter, but I think there’s actually much more to it. In this article, I want to dig a little deeper into what it means with the hope of helping you understand what it takes to get to the next level of your career.

Click here to read the entire article in the latest issue of Smart Tan Magazine online.