Your Career: The Exam You Never Studied For

Your Career: The Exam You Never Studied For. The challenges come at you pretty quick and there is no manual. You can always be ahead of the curve if you focus on 3 attributes that make us timeless, not timed-out.

1. The first, you must be hard working. The timeless professionals have great work life balance BUT there are times when that goes out the window. Breaking News. Sale Day. Trial Day. Race Day. Market leaders OutPlay OutWit and OutLast.

2. Secondly, you must approach everyday with intention and be intentional. Be a great student. Have goals for every meeting, every show, every case and formulate a plan to accomplish them. You aren't there to look pretty or handsome.

3. Finally, you must be 'likable'. Think magnet. You are either attracting or repelling. You want to be authentic, genuine, and trustworthy. Trust is is 4 attributes - respect, open, consistent, and honest.

In summary, you can always be prepared for the next exam in your career if you are:

Hard working - never give up the race

Intentional - never give into impluses

Likable - never give out negativity

About Mike McNamara:

Mike has held C-Suite, Executive and Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and General Management roles with Equifax, Cox Enterprises, WW Grainger, and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Mike has led sales, service and operations organizations of over 1,500 associates and accountable for P&L responsibility in excess of $250M.

Dedicated to giving back, Mike formed The MBAR Group in 2009 with the sole intent of providing pro bono career and business consulting services to the under privileged and under served. Today he coaches a number of high profile media personalities as well as holding advisory board positions guiding a number of multimedia and small business startups.

Mike has a BS degree from Michigan State University, and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a past chapter President of the American Marketing Association. Mike and family split time between their adopted state of Missouri and family home in NW Michigan where their philanthropic causes include The Kingdom House - St Louis, BACN in Benzonia, MI., and Samaritan’s Purse, Boone NC.

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