7 Ways To Get Promoted Faster In A Company

7 Ways To Get Promoted Faster In A Company

– Seven Ways to Get Promoted
Faster in a Company. Now last time I made a
video on salary negotiation. I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from you and how much you enjoyed that video. And how you value some
of these perspectives, coming not from an employee but from a CEO, from an employer, and what I share with you. And I know you already using
some of the techniques. If you have been using
some of the techniques make sure you comment below. Today we gonna talk about the seven ways to get promoted faster if you’re working for a company. Now assuming you’re using
some of the techniques now you got your job, or you’ve been working in
a job for some time now, what could you do to
kinda move up the ladder? Now, these seven ways only work if assuming who you’re working for is not a freaking idiot, okay? If you’re working for an idiot, you’re working with a
bunch of idiots, right? Your coworker’s an idiot and it’s a toxic environment, this does not apply. Assuming you’re working for a good leader, you’re working for a visionary and you are working in a very
healthy, positive environment, these seven tips will help you. Number one, think like your boss. Don’t think like your
coworkers or your buddies, your friends at work. That’s not the point because whatever they’re doing, chances are they might
have some bad habits. Your job is to solve problems for whoever your superior is. Could be your supervisor,
could be your VP, could be your director. Doesn’t matter where you
are within the company. You gotta think a few steps ahead. Now, within my company we have the kind of three levels of
thinking everybody knows. First of all you understand how I think. How the CEO thinks. Second you gotta solve problems. Third, once you get very good, you should solve problems before even the problem comes up. So, know how I think, solve problems and then solve problems
before it comes up. We actually have a term
within the company called, my job, as the leader of the company, as the visionary of the company, my job is to drop bombs, right? And we have actually a
term, within the company called “Bomb squad”. And their job is to catch the bomb and diffuse the bomb, right? ‘Cause I will be coming
up with ideas, strategies, initiatives or relationships, I bring that to the company but it’s the team that
helps to catch the bomb, and then diffuse the bomb. How fast you rise up to the ladder depends very much on how
fast you can catch the bomb and how fast you can diffuse those bombs and solve the problems for your boss. Not just doing whatever you’re asked to do but thinking just a few steps ahead. And when you do that you’ll naturally get
promoted a lot faster. Number two, take extreme ownership. One of the core values within our Dan Lok organization is extreme ownership. That means taking responsibility
for all your actions. Now, in the typical corporate culture there are a lot of backstabbing and pointing fingers, “Oh, it’s not my fault” and “She did that” and “He did that.” As a company it’s not
healthy to have that. Now assuming you are in
a healthy environment you want to take extreme ownership. That also means that if
someone assigns a task to you, even though maybe it’s a team effort, but the buck stops with you. If it doesn’t get done, if you miss the deadline,
you take responsibility, versus, “Oh because she’s
holding another project”, or “That’s his fault”, or “I
don’t have enough resources”. That is not gonna get you promoted. Because again, you wanna
think a few steps ahead and solve problems before it comes up. It’s not about resources. It’s about becoming resourceful. So, taking extreme ownership
in all things you do. How you do anything is
how you do everything. So it’s not just at work, but other areas of your life. I believe this is a very
good value to live by. Take extreme ownership. Number three, avoid office
gossips and politics. Now my entire career I’ve
only worked for someone else for one year of my life. That was it. I was working at a supermarket
making minimum wage and one of the things I hated the most about that toxic environment was the office politics. A lot of backstabbing, even
though I was doing my best and it’s always you have the people who
belong to kinda this group and that group and you don’t know who’s
gonna kind of back stab you. Or they’re talking shit behind your back. And I just, I hated that environment, because I wanna grow, I want to be better. And I don’t like to work in
an environment like that. So, when you’re working within a company don’t try to get ahead by like stepping down on somebody or trying to set somebody up. That’s not how you get ahead. Because a good CEO, a good
leader will see through that immediately. Personally, within my company we have zero, zero tolerance in terms of office politics or like all these gossips. I don’t care who that person is. I don’t care how valuable that person is. I don’t care how
high-performance that person is. If that person’s involved in
doing these office politics I will not have that
person within my company. Because that’s how you create
a toxic culture, right? And then it becomes a thing where it’s a conflict, it’s always a struggle, it’s a power pull. We don’t want that. We want everyone to focus on the mission and we go into the same direction. So, avoid all those things. Focus on what you do, do well, help your colleagues, help your coworkers. Support them and help them grow. Then it becomes a very
nice, positive momentum that hey, we’re elevating people we’re not putting down people. So avoid all those office
politics and gossips. Number four, prepare for your next, next job. Now this is very, very profound. I don’t care where you
are at within the company. Maybe you coming in a very
junior position, right? You’re a clerk, you’re admin. You are a support. It doesn’t matter. Because don’t focus on
this is what you’re doing, this is just what you’re doing right now. Let’s say if you come in
the company you are in… in the admin role, but your goal is actually
to be the VP of sales. That’s where you wanna be
in three to five years. What you wanna do is you wanna think about, if I
wanna be in that position, if I wanna be in that leadership position, what do I need to do today to get yourself ready? A lot of people, they wait. Oh, once I get that job, once I get that promotion then I’ll figure how this works. That’s not how life works. You need to think, operate from you’re already there, doesn’t mean you’re acting
arrogant and things like that. I’m talking about operating who do you need to be in order to be able to handle that role, right? If you’re the VP of sales, guess what, you need leadership skills, you need sales skills, you need organizational skills. What are you doing today, right now, to get some of those skill sets? So when you actually get the role you are not trying to figure it out. “Well, I guess I could handle it”. No, you’ve been waiting for this for the last three years, for the last five years. Like, now it’s time to shine. Now what’s very interesting is when you act as if, write this down, “act as if” that’s your position you’re thinking about how a VP of sales would act, would behave,
would make decisions, would hire, would recruit,
would develop people. When you’re thinking from that perspective the people around you
will see that, right? And if your boss is smart
he will recognize that. And then you would bring up ideas. “You know what, I think
within the sales division we could make some of these improvements.” “I notice like this area we’re doing well but here is an area that
we’re not focusing on.” “And I think this is
something that we could do.” “Bring in more revenue.” You’re already talking about it. You’re bringing ideas on the table. And your CEO will see that. He’s like, “Hmm, maybe this
person could take that role?” With a little bit of nurturing, with a little bit of guidance, with a little bit of coaching, right? So, prepare, not for the job today, for your next, next job. Think ahead and operate
from here, not from here. And number five, share your ambition with your boss. I mean, he cannot read your mind. He doesn’t know where
you want to be, right? Where do you see yourself. So don’t be afraid to share. Hey, you know what, manager, CEO, right? You talk to them and say, “This is my goal, this is my career path. “How do you feel about that?” And ask for coaching. Ask for guidance. Don’t be afraid. I can tell you that as a CEO I cannot wait to have my staff talk to me and say, “Hey, you know what, “this is really what I’m working on. “Like in two years I wanna
get to this position.” “Help me.” “What do I need to do?” “What recommendations?” “What books would you
recommend me to read?” “What courses would you
recommend I take?”, right? “What expectations would you have “for a person in this position?” But most people never ask. But if you take the time
and don’t be afraid, and you actually ask, you will be shocked! Like I can’t wait. I will be like, “Okay, you just, “if you wanna do this “do this and this and this and then this”. If you can make, meet these expectations, that job is yours. It’s very, very simple. So, share your ambition. Don’t hide it, nobody can
read your mind, all right? Also sometimes share that with
your coworkers selectively. So they know that that’s
where you wanna go, and in some cases maybe they
also be able to help you on your path as well. So, don’t hide, I know maybe you’re shy, you’re a bit of introvert. But that people skill to be able to share
your goals, your vision is very, very critical. Number six, establish relationships across the entire organization. Now depends on the size of the
company you’re working for. Maybe within your division, meaning sometimes when you are finish your work but spend a little bit time with your coworkers. Get to know each other. Get to know them, them get to know you. Because chances are any size company, any decent size company that green light, let’s
say you wanna get promoted, it’s not one person decision. Chances are the executive
team or the managers will be involved in the decision. So maybe the boss loves you
and wants to promote you but if all the managers are saying no, guess what, you’re not
getting that promotion. Now I’m not talking about being a suck up. I’m not talking about being a people pleaser. I’m talking about
maintaining good relationship with everyone you know, right? So that at least they
feel comfortable with you. So when your name is
brought up in the meeting, say, “Yeah, you know what, “I think she would be
perfect for that new role. “And he would be more than capable. “I see the way that he works
and the way that she works”. You see, this is why the whole backstabbing, all those stuff, it doesn’t work. Because if you’ve been like backstabbing people,
having a bad relationship with almost everyone on the team you could be a high-performer but they are not gonna back you up. And you need other people to back you up. And you don’t get that when you need them, you can’t develop the
relationships, right? Get to know them, they get to know you. Hang out a little bit, outside of the typical
work environment, you know? Go do something. Go have a dinner. Just get to know them. Invite them to a little barbecue. All those things are very, very critical. You don’t wait ’til 30
minutes before the promotion you try to do this stuff. Then you come across very, just not genuine. You don’t wanna do that. Do that ahead of time. Number seven, demonstrate leadership. You say a good leader creates followers, a great leader creates leaders. In order to move up the ladder it’s not just how well you do, because it is at the end of the day a team effort. It’s not just about you. So, it doesn’t matter how good you are. You will become so much
more valuable to a company if you can develop people
that are as good as you, or better yet, to make them
better than you, right? When you can do that that’s leadership. That’s invaluable skill to any CEO. Not just create followers,
but actually create leaders. To nurture, to groom,
to coach, to help them, to develop them. That’s the most valuable skill. You could do that, naturally you’ll get
promoted again, and again, and again, and again. Because you have a skill that very few people in our society have. Leadership. And leadership’s not taught in school. You don’t learn leadership from a book. You learn leadership by leading. By working with people. By talking with people. By understanding people. By growing, by grooming them, right? And that’s why there are few, very few leaders in the world. Most people are followers. But when you could do that… You can not help but get promoted. So those are the seven
ways to get promoted faster in a company. If you have more questions for me regarding of maybe how to get promotion? How to be more effective
within your work environment? Or even developing new skill sets. Comment below, let me know what else you want to learn what else you want me to share with you. If this is the first time
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  1. The art of promise says:

    Sir Dan lok is a Man🖐

  2. Fred de Jong says:

    Very good video!

  3. Chris Mizo says:

    I'd rather promote myself through my own grind ✌️

  4. 徐金发 says:

    manifesting leadership is not easy, you should have much higher level than others,otherwise how will you lead the way?

  5. Raja10 Libin says:


  6. Kall_um says:

    Very profound and impactful! Congrats on 2 MILLION subscribers, Sifu!

  7. Sergeant Bottler says:

    Thanks Sifu. I always learn from u. I am a silent follower of your work. And i always share your ideas to my colleagues, to my staff and to my friends. Helping the world to be better.

    I just have some favor from u, if u can share your thoughts on how to deal with different bosses (which i know your the boss 😊). Or maybe different kinds of boss (or related topics). Thanks sifu for contributing your ideas in the world of knowledge. Cheers!!

  8. Aisha Abrar says:

    What an amazing vdo Sifu👍😍

  9. jazy akhmet says:

    "Without enthusiasm there is no success in the world." Thank you MR DAN

  10. Nonye N says:

    Anytime I watch your videos I learn loads of new things,a lot of things I didn’t know about.you are definitely my best YouTuber.

  11. Maverick Shaq says:

    Does dan have bakugo's gauntlets? Nani?! That's my hero!!

  12. Tomáš Fiala says:

    Good job on this one Dan, I will definitely use some of these!

  13. osama elshazly says:

    Hi dan..you are my respectable mentor ,if you pleas i wanna ask about..how to be comfortable and successful at your job in a new society, new country,with different nationalities ,different languages .ANd i wanna to implement all powerful success advices from you at this new work environment?

  14. O'SSÉIN - Master Your Mind With Me says:

    A big portion of a career is about politics and knowing your people.
    If the management knows you, sees you, likes you – you will be prioritised.

  15. Sunil Shendge says:

    You are a commited person with your work.

  16. kevin castro says:

    wow 2M Subscribers.. Congrats..

  17. Abhijeet Bhattacharya says:

    My boss is indian but dept boss is Japanese. My boss loves one of my teammate and he is from his family. Now he is only giving good appraisal to him only. And I work more than him. He has degrade my image in front of Japanese also. What to do?

  18. Pursue Happiness says:

    Think like your boss.
    Take extreme ownership.
    Avoid office gossip and politics.
    Prepare for your next next job.
    Share your ambition with your boss.
    Establish relationships across the organization.
    Demonstrate leadership.
    Implement. Implement. Implement. TY Sifu! Enjoy your day!!

  19. Owen Kile says:

    Dan I don’t wanna work all I want to do is play video games at home. How can I do this?

  20. Jenneth Mohammad says:

    your idea inspired me to work more n got promoted thanks. …

  21. ANANTH Ananth says:

    What's your advice to students whether they should start a business or just go on with their studies

  22. fashionable dresses says:

    Thank u

  23. The Alien Wizard says:

    This video has great advice to make your way to the top without the need of back stabbing which honestly is an issue in some company's

  24. Richard Oden II says:

    This is great information. I'm in the process of enhancing myself professionally and this is much needed advice.

  25. Wisdom Tainamei says:

    Thank you sir

  26. Millionaire Runway says:

    Love how much help you give to people

  27. The Wong Mindset says:

    “Is not about Resources, it’s about being Resourceful” deep

  28. MillsMcDougle says:

    Amazing work as always!! Question: how do you deal with difficult conversations when you and a collaborator are not seeing eye to eye on a topic? How do you come to an understanding?

  29. هنفرق معاك says:

    Congrats on 2 millions fans

  30. tan andrew says:

    Dan, can you make video about " join big or small company", thank you.

  31. Cedric Cherng says:


  32. Gouzamang Khongsai says:

    Like the videos before watching

  33. G Fish says:

    I love this guy!

  34. Ahmed elasri says:

    Thank you Sifu, these perspectives just bring back a lot of people's original state an mine as well, that I have forgotten through working and interacting with toxic people. I always quit my jobs because of improper work environments

  35. Matheei says:

    1. Think like your boss
    2. Take extreme ownership
    3. Avoid office gossip and politics
    4. Prepare for your next job
    5. Share your ambition with your boss
    6. Establish relationships across the organization
    7. Demonstrate leadership

  36. MountaineerApiary says:

    Before you think of moving up the ladder, you first need to get rid of all the brown nosing ( ass kissers) co- workers. Set them up to get fired by any means necessary ( without breaking any laws of course ) 😉

  37. Ace Rms says:

    Where is the "make $ 5000 with copywriting" video ?

  38. Karim Mouneimneh says:

    I will never ever forget that a great leader create leaders. Thank u Dan.

  39. Salvador Dali says:

    2 million club Congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈 Dan

  40. UchihaDestiny09 says:

    To Have A Promotion You Must Give Dedication 😀 ^_^

  41. ascended says:

    To best way to advance in your career is to stop thinking about being promoted (because mostly you won't or it may take years!), instead look for higher positions job in other places and jump from a company to another

  42. ASHUTOSH The Guitarist says:

    Congratulations Dan you hit 2 million Suscribers

  43. Ankida Edin says:

    How does one become resourceful?
    As an immigrant from ZA, newly in LA, CA- USA, I find myself "blocked" by how many people I do NOT know.

  44. Phát Trần Trương Gia says:

    Although i’m just student , your videos are so helpful to me in the future !! When I watch your videos ,I feel so powerful !!!!

  45. Darshit Shah says:

    Totally agree with all 7 ways which are extremely helpful to grow in any organization as an employee.. It helps to hold the future in more secured and proactive manner.. Thanks for sharing such a valuable content

  46. Katrina Williams says:

    This is great. My 17 year old daughter got a job at a new Cream ice creamery franchise that just opened. She likes it. The guy is teaching her. I told her to learn everything as if he would leave and hand her the keys. I forward her this video. Thanks

  47. kamarrak says:

    thanks mr dan. it's a very helpful video. What an amazing vdo Sifu👍😍

  48. Danny Rivera says:

    Some supervisors get intimidated by you the fear of you replacing them so they will keep you down in the same position.

  49. Katrina Williams says:

    My son just got into the painters union. He really like it but his flustered by the manager. He says he picks on him, doesn't train him properly, Rushes him and makes him work on the other side of the building by himself. It's not the best environment but he's learning a skill.

  50. Aman Sharma says:

    "Leadership is not taught in school
    You learn leadership by leading"
    – great words by sifu dan 👍👍👍

  51. jasper smith says:

    Man, my goal job is to be my boss's future business partner!
    In 2 years? We'll see..

  52. SnowPulse says:

    Nice suit brother 👌🏼

  53. Graham Stewart says:

    Thank you. Another great video! Maybe you've covered this already. If not: How do you deal with a gap in your CV?

  54. Kirill X says:

    Hey, could you make a video about delegation or effective meetings?

  55. anonymous reviewer says:


  56. Steven Keel says:

    I have just been laid off from a toxic work environment, I hope to find a positive forward thinking company like the Dan Loc Company.

  57. Martin Brombeis says:

    Loved #7 about Leadership!

  58. Vekima Priestly says:

    Dan Lok you are the right man for the game!
    I'm learning alot from your exposés!

  59. ZD Lifestyle says:

    This was so useful – thanks Dan 👍🏻

  60. The Original One Minute Sketch Artist says:

    Great video Mr Lok! In my work I try to figure out what my boss would be thinking and asking me. It usually helps me reach the solution quicker and in turn makes my boss happier!

  61. Shadman Rahman says:

    Nice topic you discussed here boss. Really appreciate you. You are great leader 😊

  62. Kaila New York says:

    Great Advice

  63. Fahima Ahmed Khan Etha says:

    How to know ur boss thinking?

  64. Joel Pettus says:

    Very valuable information. Thanks very much Dan Lok.

  65. M is for Max says:

    Love the content ! Always Valuable info !

  66. Augustine Twumasi says:

    To be a great leader read the book 48 laws of power

  67. Didi Tiesto says:

    Thanks Sifu Dan.

  68. Nico Moreno says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome video Dan 🔥 This will definitely help me Grow my Business and Become Wealthy!! Keep it up! 💯💯🙌

  69. samkelekile tshoba says:

    Dan just check how quick it takes you from 1 million subscribers to 2 million subscribers less than 12 months you are very inspiring keep up the good work.
    Sam Tshoba in Cape Town South Africa.

  70. samkelekile tshoba says:

    Looking forward to 10 million subscribers

  71. Keric Wu says:

    Well said Sifu! I hate the toxic work environment too! Stay out of it and be positive. Take responsibility for your actions

  72. pavelvioleta says:

    Thank you Dan!

  73. Chinkyfist says:

    You are very correct in saying at the beginning that these tips work only if you're not working for an idiot.

  74. Wayne Jones says:

    I really appreciate your valuable advice Dan . I’m currently in a great work environment.. so this advice is perfect ! I’ve been considering asking my employer if I could help out in another department in my own time to gain some valuable experience to get myself to the next level of my career . What would your advice be on this ?

  75. Desert9999 says:

    Dan, your channel is providing the best and most useful quality info which has incredible value in real life, thank you

  76. Sirojiddinnazmiy Ibadullayev says:

    So gooood 👍👍👍

  77. Vaneet Kumar says:


  78. Dun Ya Ko says:

    I learn skills and English from your video.

  79. Travis Williams says:

    Get that promotion and get that raise 👍🏻

  80. Jean Cariño says:

    Thanks Dan .. how about if you we're in a lower position and the company you working is an online gambling. What tips can you give. Thanks in advance

  81. Alphonsus Randall Encarnacion says:

    idiot people

  82. Metalozedex says:

    I remember seeing an ad about you on Facebook and decided to look deeper into it, found your youtube and was not disappointed. Thank you for allocating this little amount of time you got left in your busy schedule to teach these lessons!

  83. Sebastian Vazquez Sardella says:

    This are the words i needed to hear Dan. I ve been following for a couple years now, and this time all you said is on sync with my actual situation. Thank you very much!

  84. AKASH VIRHA says:

    congrats sifu for 2M

  85. aikis007 says:

    It would be interesting how would you clarify being resourceful? 🙂 Example – Work has to be done within the deadline, it clearly shows how much work is to be done and management denies additional resources. What do people like me do wrong? 🙂

  86. Jesse Oakley III says:

    Another great video I will share!!! Thank you, Dan!!! ❤️

  87. Sinan.y Yashar says:

    Man Dan, you are great nurture

  88. Gio Rodriguez says:

    Can I work for you from Mexico? Thanks!

  89. ASG Info says:

    Be little cautious about No. 5. "sharing your ambition" . Your immediate bosses /Co workers might consider you as a threat and try to screw you up . Better to get guidance from a person working in a different company, in a similar position.

  90. Rolando Villagomez says:

    I've been watching Dan for a while now. I'm very happy to see him with a video about the person who is not yet at the entrepreneurial level but is working toward it. Thanks Dan this video is great!

  91. Pou SSL says:

    I would like to share my opinion:
    1. Having wide and deep knowledge in your task and responsibility
    2. Doing more than blaming
    3. Opening your mind to accept your mistakes and changing it
    4. Being brave to show your vision (problems, solutions and targets)
    5. Making the right​ things for the company and your benefit.

  92. Ratana Yi says:

    Thanks you so much Dan

  93. Chungbei Chua says:

    Dan, can you add the Chinese subtitle inside the video? Since my English is not very good. Sometimes will misunderstanding about the content.

  94. Designerz Plot says:

    This is great advice Dan!!

  95. deivid hristov says:

    Well, maybe i just found why i,m not promoted 😀

  96. 95mid winter says:

    I believe that's the only way to get at higher position but sometimes it seems hard to do of those ideas you've shared.

  97. Jake Lee says:

    Thanks Dan!

  98. Mystic-gamer21 says:

    Thanks dan your tips helped me get the job of my dreams💙

  99. Miłosz Komorniczak says:

    I have a question.
    My manager learned me a lot. He is a good person. Thanks to him I pursue my goals.
    More in the company I appreciate main director, which ideas and perspective I strongly follow.
    This man has the power within like no one else that I know. I want him to be my mentor.
    Being closer to the main director means making my manager going down in the hierarchy,
    but I owe a lot to him.
    I am totally confused.
    What do you think?

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