Four steps to becoming an Awesome Achiever

If the experience you have with a person or a business does not match your expectations, immediately you may start analyzing or start looking for an alternative solution. It takes just a few seconds to find a quick alternative solution using Google or your favorite social media site. The same applies to you. Have you noticed that you are good at what you do, but, you do not achieve your objectives or goals? I would like to share my thoughts on how to become a top achiever.

Learn: No matter what job you have, first, you must first understand your role and responsibilities. Your job title may not match the expectation your company or your manager have for your role. It is not all about knowing how to do your job; it is about your understanding WHY you are doing your job and learning what is expected of you. Expectations can change as the organization evolves.  It is important that you understand and learn to meet the organization’s needs. However, if you are hired to perform a specific role or function, such as Salesforce.com Consultant, Manager or Architect, you should better be very good at that function.

Perform: Perform your duties without worrying about the results. It does not mean that you should work without goals or lose focus on the outcome.   It is easy to get distracted by the end goal instead of focusing on what you do each day. Prioritize your tasks and make sure the right people are involved in the tasks. Whether you are an individual contributor, manager, or leader you should execute your tasks based on the priorities and develop a process to ensure that each task is tracked and updated in your project/life plan.

Excel: If you know why how, and what you are doing, share your expertise and experience with others within your organization. The more you share with others, the more you gain. I have seen that many teams and individuals don’t share or forget to share their expertise with others. The Salesforce.com Community is a great example of what can happen when people share knowledge. People in the community are willing to share their expertise and help others. In return, they learn more and earn recognition from their fellow community members. Why not share your expertise with your own team or organization?

Human Experience: If people around you don’t have a good experience while working with you, what is the point of learning and doing anything?. You don’t have to be nice, but you must be authentic and professional, and you must help solve problems in a timely manner. Always remember the Law of Karma and that if you do good things, good things will happen to you.


Velu Palani
Principal, Business Transformation Professional using Salesforce.
Leader: Salesforce.com Chicago Suburban Developer User Group

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