It’s already the first day of 2021! And we all know how the new brings with it a fresh wave of motivation and a can-do attitude. So, while you’re still riding that wave of New Year energy, we’re here with some tips that you can apply in your professional life to get where you want to in your career this year.
Be Intentional About Your Professional Development
We’re all dreaming about a bigger paycheck. That means a raise from your boss, a promotion at work or even landing a new job. However, on important thing that you can’t overlook is that if you want to move forward you need growth. Professional growth. That means grooming yourself so that you can earn that bigger paycheck with the value that you bring. You have to be intentional about finding time to focus on your own professional development. And these days, whatever path you’re on, or headed towards, there are numerous resources to get you started. Don’t be afraid to ask where to find things from people who have been there.
Every Day Identify What’s Most Important
It’s hard to work when you don’t have the energy. So obviously, when you start your day, you should be trying to get your hardest tasks out of the way. Identify your big three, the tasks that you know are the most … tasking (excuse the pun). These should be the first things that you attack at the start of everyday while your willpower is high and your brain is at its freshest.
Identify And Limit Distractions
Distractions steal so much time away from our goals. And sometimes we get too caught up in the distraction to even realize what’s happening. Learning what things distract you, and putting actionable steps in place to remove those things will put you in the right frame of mind to achieve more of the things that you set out to.