Are you getting back into work at the start of a new year?
Aww… the holidays are over, and the festive break is all done. It’s time to jump back into the swing of your professional routine. Sure – it’s tough re-joining the workforce again for another year.
So, how can you make the most of 2020 as a business professional? Here are 5 ways.
Don’t let the start of the year get you down.
Sure – the holidays were great! But look at it this way: you’ve rested and recharged and ready to make 2020 your best year ever.
But to do that, you need to take steps.
Here are some tips to start you on the right foot from working day one.
(1) Use January as your launchpad
Being the first month, January is your platform to launch into 2020.
Your actions over the next few weeks can really set the tone for the rest of the year. If you’re super motivated, then chances are, you’ll have a super motivated year. If you’re feeling a little bleak, then it’s not really the beginning you want to carry on for the remaining 11 months.
Get positive. Get motivated. Get the year off to a good start. January is your opportunity to get the ball rolling.
January is your opportunity to get the ball rolling.
(2) Actually keep those New Year’s Resolutions
YES! There are many who think New Year’s Resolutions are silly or impossible to keep.
“Oh… you’re setting yourself up for failure,” they say.
But – what if you were to keep them? What if you were to buck that trend? Imagine how much better you would be if you actually put away that $100 a week, or if you took up that educational class, or stuck to a regular gym routine.
New Year’s resolutions are worth it. Why? Because small things today lead to big things tomorrow!
I’ve laid the challenge down – now it’s time to do it and prove to everyone you can. If you don’t have any resolutions, then make 2 or 3, write them down and take actions to make them happen.
Why? Because small things today lead to big things tomorrow!
(3) Give yourself more professional direction
How long have you been in your current position? Or industry?
Is it really making you happy? Or have you let yourself get comfortable? It’s ok – it’s normal. But don’t let comfort stifle your ambition to succeed and make positive changes in your career.
Set a goal to do more training or undertake more educational courses this year to shake things up and get ahead. Perhaps set yourself a deadline to ask your boss about a new role or moving up in the company.
Is it time to finally strike out on your own as a business owner? What does that look like for you? Or perhaps it’s time for a career or industry change.
Whatever it is, stop disregarding your gut instinct. Stop ignoring that White Elephant you know is clearly there in your cubicle with you. Commit to making changes that you know you want to.
Commit to making changes that you know you want to.
(4) Declutter your everything.
Yep, everything! Your home, your office, your calendar, your wardrobe… even your mind.
We live in a world obsessed with heaps of needless stuff, and that stuff is distracting. It creates a burden. It’s time to get the recycle bin out (because we’re all Earth-conscious!) and get rid of excess papers and books, old equipment and that storage room full of junk.
It’s all got to go, so you can start fresh. But it’s not just physical.
Meditate every day for 5 minutes to give your brain some peace and focus rather than stuffing it full of noise. Give all those extra clothes to charities and be ruthless.
You don’t have to be minimalistic – but it’s time to shed some of the excess baggage you’ve picked up that are weighing you down.
It’s all got to go, so you can start fresh.
(5) You do you - wholeheartedly
Let you be you in 2020.
In today’s modern world, we’re embracing our own weirdness! No one wants to be “the average” and as a result, the bell-curve is starting to flatten. We’re highly educated and empowered people who have the ability to let our unique identities shine out a bit more.
So, loosen up and don’t be afraid to let there be more to you than just your beige corporate self. Take up a hobby that you’ve always wanted to or join that book club. Attend that event, start collecting wines, design an app or start writing a blog.
These little pieces of self-expression give your character more depth and honesty – and this will also reflect on your career too.
When you’re more in touch with your inner drive and personal identity, you naturally come across as more genuine and you’ll be more passionate about your direction.
Nothing is more off-putting than someone who seems insincere and disconnected from themselves.
Being honest with yourself will help you rediscover your drive.
What’s your 2020 professional journey going to look like this year?
Remember that you’re more in control than you think. Use it to get what you really want. Enough excuses, more action.
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