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Are You Dependable?

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7 Tips for Self-Improvement

 

As a business owner I can tell you there is nothing more frustrating than working with someone you can’t depend on.  The one thing I always strive to be is someone that people, customers, co-workers and coaching clients can always depend on.  Here are some tips so that you can use to become more dependable.

  1. Walk your Talk: When you say you’re going to do something; do it. Don’t make anyone follow up with you on the project you committed to.  If a problem comes up and you can’t complete what you said you could, check in with the person and address it right away before the deadline.
  2. Stay organized: In today’s environment we don’t have any excuse not to be organized with technology, apps on our phones, computers, and iPads we should always have organizational tools at our fingertips.
  3. Be Punctual: Make sure you and the work you do is on time.
  4. Say No or Not Now: If you don’t have time for a project don’t commit to it.  If you can’t get it done exactly when proposed, see if you could turn it in later or suggest someone who would be a better fit for the project.
  5. Show Commitment: Team players care about the work they do and employers always need team players that are committed to the team.
  6. Show Respect to Others and Their Time: Don’t be selfish and just think of the things you need to get done.  Once you are finished with a project that doesn’t give you a free pass to go BS. Be respectful to others and the things they need to get accomplished as well.
  7. Lead by Example: This is one of the most important things in any organization because after a while it begins to rub-off on teammates or it will turn them off enough to where they will get off the bus because the team isn’t important enough for them to change.

About Dennis M. Postema

Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, FinancingYourLife.com and TheRetirementInstitute.org.

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