Career Advice: Don’t Waste Time

Not wasting time should apply to all aspects of your life. Rather than write encouraging words about living your life to the fullest while waiting in line at the grocery store, I’ll instead focus on the professional side of things: don’t waste the time of others and don’t waste your own.

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Weekly Projection: #18 Optimism to Excel

Last week‘s resolutions are still in effect after the new year and I’m starting off the week first thing with a decisive set of tasks. I wouldn’t say these were among the most challenging tasks I’ve done in the field, nor high profile, nor risky in terms of “will it work,” but I guess in terms of winning over customers? Maybe. I don’t know why I’m making such a big deal out of it in my mind. So let’s chat for a bit and maybe I’ll figure out why.

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Weekly Projection: #17 Recurring Daily Resolutions

I wrote last week about my plans starting my new contract. That all turned out well. Now I’m going to start writing these weekly projections the morning of the first day of my work week, as a way to focus on what I should do throughout the week. So many people go on about “ugh, Mondays.” No. If you hate your Mondays, you need to resolve yourself to change something about it! No one-off yearly resolutions. Make a daily resolution for progression. Here are some of the “resolutions” I want to make today, for this week, to impact this year.

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Monthly Progress: #01 Am I Going In The Right Direction With This?

Briefly looking over my past month’s career journal, I created a straightforward self-assessment, prompted by others but validated by myself. It’s a great baseline because you can’t fix what you don’t know is broken and it’s also important to dig what you excel in.

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Weekly Journal: #04 Uneventfully Short Week?

Could I truly have an uneventful week? If that’s suspicious, good. Initially, I thought the same because one positive and one negative event at the start of the week left me feeling a little unsure, yet through it all, I figured out what made the week eventful. Continue reading “Weekly Journal: #04 Uneventfully Short Week?”

Monthly Journal: #01 Won or Lost?

Last week’s kudos led to some feelings this week of having made it. I’m more surefooted in this new job, this unfamiliar territory, and I also know both where my skills are solid and where they need improvement. Have I gained success and won or have I plateaued and lost?

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