• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

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When it Comes to Work, Show Up Like a Grown Up

When it comes to work, show up like a grown up. You have responsibilities and obligations that you must handle appropriately. So, show up like a grown up and get things done.

Realize that when it comes to work you need to show up like a grown-up! Each day, all across America people get up and go to work. For some of those people, it is the last day of work because they are fired. One reason people are fired is that refuse to show up like a grown-up and work at work. It is important to always keep in mind that work is something grown-ups do. If you want to continue to work with your employer, you must be above reproach.

When grown-ups come to work, they do several things:

  • show up on time
  • behave as if they are a role model for those around them
  • show up with a good attitude
  • put forth their best efforts with all they do
  • show up prepared to work
  • do a good job
  • respect those in authority
  • behave with kindness and integrity
  • lead with authority, not intimation
  • show appreciation for the job you have


Take time now to look at this list. Then, look at your behavior. Are you doing all the things in the list? If yes, that is good, you show up like a grown-up at work. If you are not doing most of the things on the list, you are not showing up like a grown-up. It is time for you to re-evaluate your actions and change your behavior at work. It does not matter if you are not happy at work. It does not matter if you are too good for your job. In fact, there is no excuse for failing to show up like a grown-up at work.

If you want to read more about succeeding on the job  and on a job search, check out:

Commit to Taking the Job Search Seriously By Updating Your Resume – It is wonderful to commit to taking the job search seriously by updating your resume. Click here to read more.


Be Grateful for Your Job Even When it is Time to Go – when it is time to move on, still be grateful for the job you had. Click here to read more.

Also, check out our Confidence Tip of the Day YouTube channel for hundreds of videos on creating the confidence you need to succeed.


In all we do as adults we have a responsibility to strive for excellence. It is not satisfactory to strive for average, and work towards mediocre. That simply is not what adults are supposed to do. Adults recognize that they have responsibilities to themselves, their families, and to those with whom they interact. Just as you want excellence from waitresses, bank tellers, and supermarket cashiers, you should provide excellence to all with whom you have contact. Showing up like a grown-up is not the most you can do, it is the least you can do. Everything else you do at work should be built on a foundation of you showing up like a grown-up and doing excellent work.



It is wonderful to realize that when it comes to work you need to show up like a grown-up! So, the question for you on this wonderful day is, how do you show up like a grown-up at work?