Top 3 Behaviors that Deliver Success

How to Get Dumped From a Job in under Six Months Without Even Trying

Libby Winkler
4 min readNov 19, 2019

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You researched the company. They are a great fit to you skill set. The pay range is better than you thought you would get. The benefit package is generous.

You aced the interview. You wowed at the second interview. You received the offer.

Dream job achieved! Check.

Now what? Next is not only keeping that job, but reaching excellence.

For those of us that make the hiring and firing decisions, the ability to transition from a great hire to a tenured employee success story can be a rocky path and an unpredictable one.

The candidate that made a great impression in the interview process must now walk the walk and prove that they are the talented, gifted, and hard-working person that they promised to be.

Easy you say. Right? But what does that look like in real life?

Here are 3 surprisingly easy ways to impress and make you the star performer that you want to be.

You must show up to work to be successful

1. Show up and BE present

Not shocking, but you must show up to work to be successful. Perhaps you are the guy that comes to work — but are you really present.

Huh? What do you mean?

Do you post to social media before you make that one call? Did you check your personal ‘gmails’ before getting started for the day? Do you snap that cute selfie showing you office before you actually start working?

Being present means that you dedicate your entire brain — not just the small slice that is granted — when multi-tasking it attempted. According to Psychology Today, “Much recent neuroscience research tells us that the brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously, as we thought (hoped) it might. In fact, we just switch tasks quickly. Each time we move from hearing music to writing a text or talking to someone, there is a stop/start process that goes on in the brain”. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/creativity-without-borders/201405/the-myth-multitasking) The brain is simply not capable of actually performing two tasks as once.

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Libby Winkler

Freelance writer who loves exploring the messiness of humanity, while poking around in nooks of life and shining light on all the things that make us complex..