3 Steps To Superstar Status In The Workplace

Let me share with you how to become a superstar in the workplace so that you can command respect, admiration and hopefully big paychecks.

What you’re about to learn here will help you produce stunning results at work or in your personal life. It’s how I went from being a doorman at a hotel making $4.25 an hour living the American Dream. It’s how I blazed my way to the top of the speaking industry and rub shoulders with the giants.

The good news is, it has nothing to do with how smart and how educated you are. Personally, I have no college education and I didn’t even finish high school in my country. I didn’t speak any English when I arrived in the US. But the moment I decided to apply what you’ll learn here, my life drastically changed.

If you feel like you’ve struggling and things are not working out according to your expectations, here’s help for you. I want to introduce you to what is called CFS—Critical Success Factor. I call it the Slight Advantage. All right, what is CFS?

It’s a term successful companies use to identify their core competencies. They determine the vital few elements within the company. They focus intensely on improving them. Then they avoid what are considered to be distractions to their core competencies.

I highly encourage you the same if you want soar to new heights, be the best you can be, and reach superstar status.

Here Are 3 Steps to Effortlessly Help You Become a Superstar in Your Workplace:

1-Identify Your Critical Success Factors (CFS). Write down 5 to 7 areas in your field that are vital or critical to your success. Then grade yourself on them from a scale of 1 to 10. Maybe you’re not sure how to grade yourself.  Well, ask for feedback. Ask your boss, friends, or customers.

Say this to them, “I need your help. Please help me grade myself that I can improve. How am I doing on a scale of 1 to10 in the following areas…?” Also, ask them to be honest with you.  And in return, don’t take it personal. After all, you’re looking for opportunities to grow and be the very best in your field.

Often, you’ll discover those critical or vital success factors are the areas where you weak and not performing at your best. You tend to neglect them. You probably would get more results and make more money if you were really strong and over performing in the areas that are vital to your company.

2-Decide To Improve Upon Your CFS. Everyone at the top started at the bottom.  Right now and where you are,  set a goal to improve by only 10 percent every month in the areas you’re not performing well and that are critical to your success. In 12 months, you’ll be a force to reckon with in your field. You’ll exponentially explode your results.

It’s kind of like the penny study. If you double one penny every single day, in 30 days, you’d have over one million dollars. I couldn’t believe it either when my accountant said it to me. I had to run the numbers myself. My calculator told me it’s true. That goes to say, small improvements can yield big results.

By they very fact you decide to improve upon your weaknesses, you put yourself in a totally different category. You’re now in the driver’s seat. You’re on your way to becoming the best that commands respect and big paychecks in your field.

3-Burn The Midnight Oil. Becoming the best is an ongoing-do-it-yourself project. You must read books, listen to CDs, watch DVDs, read articles, and attend seminars to learn how to excel where you are weak. You have to immerse yourself in personal improvement.

It would also help to ask someone from the top to mentor you. Again, be open to honest feedback. In no time you will be unstoppable.

Now, go to work and make it happen. May you be the very best in field. May companies start a bidding war over you because you excel so much in the critical and vital areas that make them money.

Press on!


  1. d .s reddy.

    dear mr.godfroy you are really greate.iam a BA with english.when I read about you i refer dictionary.I am
    ashamed of having college education God knows how many
    troubles you have surmounted.

  2. Marian

    I have tried to do an upgrade but lately my feelings are that I have been a superstar in this place too long.. how do I become that shooting superstar? (Your video on Will Power is not Real Power is working on sparking my imagination!) smile. There is someplace else for me now and looks like I can’t locate my high drive gear to keep shining here… what can I do to still maintain that excitement I need to overcome this feeling.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Marian,

      First of all, I want to congratulate you on your successes. More importantly, I admire your winning attitude. To address your comment, let me say that locating your high gear begins with having a strategy for success. Know for certain what you will do consistently in the next few months or years to get to that someplace you mentioned.

      The key is to keep in mind that you’ve got to have it before you can have it. That means you have to create it in your imagination first. After all, you are a super star. In every field, the super stars are those that have an innate ability to see and feel success before it arrives. That’s why they train so hard. It’s because they know it’s possible.

      There’s no doubt in my mind that you can keep shining. To maintain your excitement, you have live with utter gratitude. You see, in a state of gratitude, you begin to appreciate everything. It’s almost like old things become new to you. For example, I’m so grateful for the life I’m having in these United States.

      I remember how tough life was for me as a poor kid in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sometimes, I tend to forget to count my blessings. I have to literally snap and remind myself to be grateful. And the moment I do, I feel a surge of energy and courage to keep pressing on.

      I know. I know. You probably have heard of the word gratitude a million times. But, I’m here to tell you it’s real. Hey, do you remember the commercial for Folgers Coffee? The best part of waking is Folgers in your cup! Well, for me, the best of waking up is gratitude in my cup.

      I just got off the phone with a friend who was feeling down. I was able to cheer her up by leading her to a gratitude path. Instantly, she felt a surge or boost of energy.

      All right, the next thing you want to do is to begin to see the impact you’re making where you are. You see, it’s easy to take for granted what we do. It doesn’t matter what your job title is, you are making a difference. I’m fortunate to have fans the world over reminding my of the difference I’m making.

      But, not all of us have the unique privilege of getting instant feedback from our efforts. That is why every now and then you have to pause and think of the contribution you are making in your own way.

      When we feel a sense of contribution and meaning, life takes on a different meaning for us. So, see yourself as a difference maker! Maybe you can start taking interest in someone’s at work and start mentoring and coaching him or her. That should fire up your cylinders.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it.

  3. Jonha @ Happiness

    Hi Rene,

    Couldn’t agree more about the need to re-develop ourselves, constantly assessing areas to improve, banking on our experiences and turning weaknesses into strength and deciding now to CHANGE. Most people are afraid to change because they’re afraid to take risks. Others are simply afraid that the truth may hurt them. However, if we really wanted to improve and to truly become a superstar, we need to polish those little imperfections that would gradually turn us into a priceless diamond!

    • Rene Godefroy

      Absolutely! We don’t grow by spending eternity improving our weaknesses. We grow by improving our strengths. You can’t do everything well, but you can do anything superbly well. It takes commitment, focus and dedication.

      Superstars know what they are excellent at and they focus on getting better every day. They are obsessed and passionately about delivering outstanding results.


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