7 Rules for Succeeding in the New Year

Hard to believe that we’re approaching the end of the year.  I always take off the last two weeks of every year, so this will be the last week I’ll be posting in 2015.

Today’s post is a listing of seven success rules that you can put into play in 2016….

  1. Clarify the purpose and direction for your life and career.
    1. Develop your personal definition of life and career success.
    2. Create a vivid mental image of your life and career success.
    3. Clarify your personal values.
  2. Commit to your life and career success.
    1. Take personal responsibility for your life and career success.
    2. Set high goals. Do whatever it takes to achieve them.
    3. Stuff happens. Choose to respond positively.
  3. Build unshakeable self-confidence.
    1. Choose optimism.
    2. Face your fears and act.
    3. Surround yourself with positive people.
    4. Find a mentor to help you create your life and career success.
    5. Mentor others.
  4. Become an outstanding performer.
    1. Master your technical discipline.
    2. Become a lifelong learner.
    3. Manage your time, life and stress well.
    4. Live a healthy lifestyle.
  5. Create positive personal impact.
    1. Build and nurture your personal brand.
    2. Be impeccable in your presentation of self.
    3. Actively manage your on line presence.
    4. Know and follow the basic rules of business etiquette.
  6. Become a dynamic communicator.
    1. Develop your conversation skills.
    2. Develop your writing skills.
    3. Develop your presentation skills.
  7. Build strong, lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.
    1. Get to know yourself.
    2. Pay it forward.
    3. Resolve conflict constructively.
    4. Become a team player.

Put these seven rules to work in 2016 and watch your career take off.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to https://budbilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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