No matter if you are a boss lady or work for a Fortune 500 firm or small business, the only way to succeed professionally is to consistently seek out improvement and to provide results.
To succeed at work and become a valuable employee, one must cultivate professional habits.
Here are seven behaviours and practises that are crucial for your professional development and workplace pleasure.
#1 Arrive ten minutes early every time
Being early makes you just plain cool! A successful person's approach includes showing up early for meetings.
When you can excuse your "lateness" by blaming a variety of factors, why bother arriving early?
If you arrive early, you can overhear the boss berating the individual who is late; at least "your employer is not berating you!"
If you enter a meeting calm, collected, and prepared, you will be at a considerable advantage.
Additionally, you learn additional details that latecomers overlook.
Purchase a reliable alarm clock.
#2 Accept new assignments
"Be sure to say yes firmly first. Later, figure it out. - Business owners, founders, and artists.
Choosing to accept opportunities is one of the quickest ways to advance your career and succeed at work.
You give yourself more power when you accept a fresh chance. You'll be surprised at how far the light spreads when you light that fire!
The quickest, most effective approach to learn is to say yes. You are the only animal on the earth that is capable of actively developing who you are.
Never forget that just because you can't do something at first doesn't guarantee you always will be able to.
#3 Leave your comfort zone.
Change is inevitable, but many people—including myself—don't feel entirely at ease with it.
It's like taking a long vacation where you just visit one spot if you spend a lot of time in your comfort zone.
You might discover a hobby that you love and turn it into a passion by pushing outside your comfort zone and trying something new.
It can be intimidating at first, but once you do, I promise it will be SO worth it, and you won't miss out on any new experiences!
After all, Neale Donald Walsch once said that "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
#4 Find a mentor
You've undoubtedly relied on someone you trust for assistance or advice countless times during your life.
Often, it's simpler for someone else to see your shortcomings than it is for you.
A mentor may be quite helpful in assisting you in becoming the best version of yourself since they get to know your strengths and shortcomings over time.
Finding a mentor in your field who is many years your senior is ideal.
They may even introduce you to their network of business contacts, which will help you prepare for professional success.
#5 Keep your LinkedIn, CV, and resume up to date.
Parts of a resume can go out of style much like certain fashion decisions.
You may stay current with trends and maintain focus on what's important by updating your CV.
Effective self-marketing is a crucial component of a fruitful job search.
Even if you're not seeking for work, do yourself a favour and keep your resume up to date.
Regularly updating your LinkedIn profile and CV might help you focused on your professional objectives and goals.
#6 Prioritize your most difficult projects.
Constructive procrastination, which involves finishing minor things first, kills productivity.
You can coast after finishing the most difficult work, which improves your attitude and promotes productivity.
After finishing the most challenging one, the others appear to be simpler to do.
Starting is sometimes the most difficult part for people. Do yourself a favour and purchase a wall planner.
Make a plan for your job, starting with the most difficult tasks first, and get started.
#7 Get and maintain organisation
Time is without a doubt a most precious asset we have. Being organised helps you save a tonne of time. Your predicted time of arrival would appear out of nowhere to become "Today!"
If you're disorganised, hunting for the things you need takes more time each day—perhaps even hours!
Your stress level will decrease and your productivity will increase if everything is well-organized and accessible.
Being organised has the most impact on lowering stress.
Additionally, when you're less worried, you have a lower risk of developing health issues linked to stress, such as anxiety, depression, heart issues, etc.
#8 Request feedback
Do you recall the last time someone commented on your work performance?
It was probably too long ago if you had to reflect about it for more than a few seconds.
A tool for ongoing learning is feedback. Spend some time finding out what others think of working with you by asking them.
Receiving feedback can really inspire you to work harder.
Client feedback can be utilised to drive you to improve working relationships if you operate a business.
#9 Give everything a little extra attention.
The tiny details are what give anything a little more class. Start adding finishing touches to the project.
A customer pitch is required. Show off your graphic design skills by including some cool graphics.
Is a monthly report being sent? Infographics should be added.
Anything you can do to impress someone at work will boost your professional profile and advance your career!
#10 Be Reliable
Read that sentence again: "Everything you want is waiting for you on the other side of consistency."
Over time, small actions performed often will add up to significant outcomes.
When you consistently do something over time, you stand out from people who don't.
By being constant, you may be able to attract fresh chances that otherwise would not have been possible.
Success actually depends on consistency, and you'll only have yourself to thank for that!
Make a plan to log your activities for at least 60 days or until it becomes a habit, then choose a goal.