Quite often we read about ways to get a promotion, stand out from the crowd and so on. Here is a great article highlighting how you can get a promotion. But, I want you to read this with the view of incorporating this into your everyday life as a way of being prepared to be in a job where you are working for that promotion. Think of a marathon runner. Before that runner has even considered running a marathon, he or she has put the miles in on the roads, building their stamina up and getting used to running long distances. When the runner decides to run their first marathon, they have the basic fitness and a good base to work from when training for that marathon.