Americans spend almost 30 percent of their average week at work, which adds up to about 90,000 hours over a lifetime.
Entrepreneurs and other high-octane professionals average closer to 70- to 80-hour workweeks and rarely take a vacation without checking in at least every few hours.
With so much of your life spent on the job, it is crucial that you find fulfillment in your work—and accelerate your career.
To work your way into the role of your dreams, try practicing three simple steps:
1. Know your role. You probably received a tidy little offer letter before you accepted your current job; it outlined the tasks, duties and expectations of your role. It’s your responsibility to know that role inside and out, up and down, so you can redefine and enhance that position for your successors—once you’ve been promoted, of course.
Every single day, dive in. Become the master and champion of what you’ve been entrusted with, and highlight how that role is crucial to the organization. Be present; become irreplaceable. Management will find the money to support and develop invaluable employees.