Professionalism- noun- [pruh-fesh-uh-nl-iz-uh m]
1. Professional character, spirit, or methods.
2. The standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur.
I decided to post the pronunciation and meaning of this one word that people seem to forget about. I am begging for it to reappear in our daily lives.
Despite how you might feel about the people you work for or around you must still hold a certain aura about yourself. You should always leave people thinking how good you are at your job whether you want to be there or not. You should want to leave an impression that the job just will not be the same once you leave; make them realize how much you did, how much you know, and that although your position has been replaced by another they can not replace the work you have done or the contacts you have made.
What people need to learn about PROFESSIONALISM is that it reflects you as a person…get it your CHARACTER! You are most likely considered a professional, a go to person, but when your attitude reflects otherwise who will look at you and would agree that you are in deed a professional.
I for one expect nothing from anyone, learned that the hard way. Now my motto for people out side of family would be “I expect you to do exactly what it is you are going to do.” You may ask yourself what does she means by that. Well it’s what the above say, I expect absolutely NOTHING! People promise you the world, people say this that and the other until you are actually there and because they have problems or issues they switch up the game both in your professional and personal life, but again it makes them look bad.
Now Professional life v. Personal life, I need for people to learn to distinguish between the two. Professional you do what you have to do to get the job done and get paid…this does not mean back stabbing, biting, or lying but being a hard worker and being honest. After duty hours leave it at your desk and on the grounds of you business establishment.
Personal life may consist of some people from your professional life but what they did doing duty hours needs to be chop it up as a lost and keep moving. Let that person know you don’t discuss business outside of work.
As a friend you are obligated to listen to another friend vent about his/her problems about work, but where do you draw the line when you know their decision will affect you?
And after you are tired of listening to a person who can’t distinguish from the two what do you do?
As for me I get vocal, I will tell you how messed up a situation is…and guess what? I don’t care what you have to say about me when it’s all said and done. Why? Because a few things can happen; you will see the error of your ways (maybe early or maybe to late), you will try be professional and do your job, or you may just lose out on both professional and personal contacts.
Remember it’s all up to you.
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