San Antonio’s most successful people have this one thing in common: Staying engaged in their work!

Are you trying to get promoted? Or trying to venture out into a new industry? Or maybe even just take on more responsibility within your current role? It’s hard to get noticed when you just go with the flow instead of taking initiative. Here are some tips to help keep you engaged in your work and keep the spotlight on you for that opportunity you’ve been seeking out.

Show Up

This is one of the biggest things that can be overlooked. Showing up for friends, coworkers, and others in the community great things can happen.

Pay Attention To Who Is In The Background

Leaders are great but that doesn’t mean that they’re the only individuals to look up to. There are so many great individuals in the San Antonio startup ecosystem who make the events actually happen. They’re in the background brainstorming helping connect small to large groups together for a common cause so that they can find their voice and eventually let them go do their thing.

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Matthew Espinosa

Matthew Espinoza!

He’s great at helping connect people together for a common cause, making events in our ecosystem actually happen, doing behind the scenes work as well as handling a microphone! He does work all over the city in and around the following organizations:, Startup Grind San Antonio, San Antonio Startup Week & TechBloc‘s TechTrek! Matthew has always brought his best, he shows up, and by showing up and being engaged a lot of things have taken root and actually happened. Keep it up, Matthew!


Know Where To Get Involved. Don’t Do ALL Things!

There are so many organizations worth getting involved within the San Antonio ecosystem but it’s up to you to decide which organizations make the most sense for you. You don’t want to be the jack of all trades and a master of none. So brainstorm a few things and organizations you’d like to get involved in and make it happen!

Here are 3 steps to get you started:

  1. Go out there
  2. Show up
  3. Get engaged with what’s interesting to you

Want to really skyrocket? The key to standing out is reflecting! What worked for you and what didn’t work for you? What habits and skills do you need to focus on more and what habits are holding you back? Setting reminders to look back on a range of things can help you to adopt and hone in on the skills you need and use most effectively. Just because something might work for a friend or colleague of yours, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. And when you take the time to figure out what does work for you, it’s only a matter of time until you start making moves!


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