24/07/2012 16:10 BST | Updated 24/07/2012 16:32 BST

Olympics 2012: Get Competitive In Your Career Field

There are few events more inspiring than the Olympics. But it takes more than talent to win a gold medal in front of an audience of millions, according to Vanessa Zainzinger, the digital business editor of Real Business.

She tells Huffpost Lifestyle that individuals who want to beat their rivals must be utterly committed to their professional goals.

"You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to have an inspirational work ethic," says Zainzinger.

"If you want to beat off your competition and come out in front, then you need to have the right attitude. Talent is just the beginning."

Up your game with Zainzinger's career-enhancing techniques.

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