Smash it in the working world; know what your colleagues expect from you!

Do you know the value of being a team player where you work?

It means being able to celebrate with the team when you’ve done well, and equally to put your hand up when you haven’t!

If you have ‘stuffed up’, it’s good to think about your contribution to the problem and what you can do to put it right.

It’s so tempting to be a ‘rock star’ by putting yourself out there and showing off your talents.

But, beware of your motivation. If you’re driven by ambition at all costs, your success will be short-lived. You’ll find stepping on others to get what you want does not breed true success.

Employers can train you in technical skills but they can’t train the attitude and motivation you’ll bring to the company.

Bring your best self – make sure you are an asset and not a liability to those you work with.


This is Yvonne Godfrey author of ‘Making it on My Own’ 52 Smart Ways to Smash it in the Real World. Find me on