Getting a GSD Degree (Get Stuff Done) also requires goal setting, which helps you both clarify your purpose in your career and plan your next two promotions. You may not be able to visualize yourself as the CEO, but what are the next two rungs you want to climb? What will it take to get there? Do the grunt work others aren’t willing to do. You may not always get credit for what you do; just remember, you’re out to make your name—and your “brand” (more on this in Chapter 4) synonymous with results. Ask specifically for more opportunity; this means more work but also more recognition. Treat your personal development like the development of a business—you need to be well rounded and have all “departments” thrive. Fun, personal growth, service, and relationships are just as important as finance, career, and health. How will you make your life a profitable, well-run company?
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