How to be a rockstar at work?

These people are called rockstars at work. We usually sit at our desk & think about them and imagine if we were also celebrated like them.


Have you ever noticed that there are a few people at work who are always celebrated? Oh! that guy is a rockstar. I am not talking about their productivity but every time there is something, they are the first ones to be noticed and everyone seems to take their opinion about everything. These people are called rockstars at work. We usually sit at our desk & think about them and imagine if we were also celebrated like them.

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I am pleased to announce that this is not impossible and everyone can reach the rockstar mindset. Yes, this is a mindset. I have been saying this continuously that our outer work is the reflection of our inner world. So, if we are not a rockstar inside, we won’t be able to become a rockstar outside also. Here are 5 things you can do to become a rockstar at work.

1. Stay Away From The Office Politics

Office politics is said to be one of the major setbacks for an organization. Where some people see it a way to grow “quickly”, on the other hand, lot of people get frustrated because of this. I have seen worthy people getting demotivated because they got into office politics.

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Instead, if you focus on your work and your data speaks, you will definitely make a name for yourself. Limit your conversation with people who do this & keep it work to work. You will be seen as someone who does not get into the nasty things and works with all his/her integrity. This is a rockstar quality.


2. Learn to Ignore

Ignoring is art. I am sure you can not ignore if a fire is coming towards you but you can certainly ignore the smoke you see far off. When you start ignoring irrelevant things, you already are ahead & better than 70% of the flock. Ignore worrying about things you can’t change. Ignore other people’s judgments.

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Ignore the pain of having to work hard towards your goals. Ignore obsessively comparing yourself to others. Choosing to practice these habits more proactively will help you focus on what’s important to you and keep you motivated on working towards your goals.

3. Don’t Dwell on Past

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you keep thinking about your past. Past anchors you down, hence makes you a cry baby. What has happened is something you can do nothing about. All you can do is work in order to make your present & future well. Your past does not own you.

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It cannot dictate your actions, make you feel inferior, or restrict you from living the life you want without your consent. You are your own person, every anatomical and emotional part of you. Find something unique, make it your own, and rise up. For me, rediscovering my rollerblading hobby and contributing to Tiny Buddha have helped.

4. Be Kind Whenever Possible

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” –Dalai Lama. We often discount “kindness” as something weak, silly, naïve or unimportant. Something for children and airheaded adults. Sweet marshmallow fluff for holiday cards. Certainly not a mark of intelligence.

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I don’t agree. Kindness requires patience, courage and generosity — combined with the ability to communicate gracefully. Kindness can change someone’s entire day. Kindness can restore hope. This is what rockstars do.

5. Smile

When you put a smile on your face, the movement of the facial muscles releases those naturally-occurring feel-good chemicals, endorphins. The small rush of endorphins trigger positive feelings and can lower stress levels and improve your mood. The smile doesn’t even have to be real to be effective. Also, when you smile, you fill the environment around you with joy.

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Aren’t these the things you see in the rockstars at your work place. This is all you have to do. These things take a little practice. Once you have accomplished these 5 habits, you will be among the elites too.

Let me know if you need any help about the same.

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