Manage Yourself—It's All About You

Job Requirements (continued):

  • Must consistently manage mood.
  • Take responsibility for one's actions and work.
  • Stay confident and calm when things go wrong.
  • Appreciate opportunity.

Let's talk about why we are starting with Manage Yourself instead of managing priorities, time, or communication. Because it all starts with us; we own our workday and the responsibility for making the most of it. Since the central focus of this book is the belief that the workday is filled with opportunities for us, then managing ourselves must be the starting point. We are the main character in our workday regardless of where we are working—the street, an office, home, traveling, a store, or online. And it doesn't matter whether ...

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