10 Ways to Kick Ass at Work

You are here

10 Ways to Kick Ass at Work

Whether you’re a recent grad entering the workforce or a cubicle vet itching to break free from the daily grind, bank these success secrets from gang member-turned-multimillionaire entrepreneur Ryan Blair.

We’ve all been there—that day when something at work makes us so miserable we fire off a feisty e-mail, only to regret the decision as soon as we hit “send.” Next time, take Blair’s advice: If you feel like you might respond emotionally to something, sleep on it, then revisit the situation the next day.

If you do decide to go to your boss about something that has you riled up, do it in person or over the phone, not via e-mail or text (neither of which allows you to control—or even know—the conditions in which a person reads your message, or how it comes across). “But before you do have that conversation,” says Blair, “make sure that what’s making you miserable isn’t self-induced. Use a friend as a sounding board about your problem before approaching a higher-up.”

Avoid This Office E-mail Mistake >>>


Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Take a Trip
    Celebrate the 100-year-anniversary of the National Park Service.
  • Gear Up
    9 pieces of compression gear to speed muscle recovery.
  • Mother's Day
    Our gift guide has options for every budget and every type of mom.
  • Save Your Skin
    The 12 best summer grooming essentials for your face and body.