11 Tips To Excel At Work This Year

Have you set your goals for 2019 yet?  I’m sure everybody has at least some, right?  Do your goals include any that tie to your career?  Do you really have what it takes to excel at work?

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Truly show up and engage at meetings. This is one way to excel at work this year.

The Importance Of Success At Work

Success at your job is key to a happy and prosperous life, right?  Some will tell you that working less is the key to a longer life.  Others will say working additional years helps you live longer.  Whatever you believe, there’s one thing we can all agree on:  Being happy at work is important.  Happiness can come from being more productive.  Here are some tips to excel at work this year.

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Career Tip: Become An Expert At Something (And It Doesn’t Have To Be Big)

At every job I’ve had, I have attempted to be “the guy” when it comes to something.  It’s been as big as a major piece of technology (the ‘Citrix’ or ‘Virtual computing’ guy) and as small as a piece of software (the ‘Excel’ guy).

It’s important to be ‘the guy’ or ‘the girl’ at something for one reason: People will think of you.

In business, you can be better at something than anybody else on the planet, but if people don’t think of you first, then it’s pretty much all for nothing.

So, make sure they think of you.

The funny thing is that you don’t even have to be expert level at what you do.  Just so long as you can answer the questions that are presented to you within a reasonable amount of time, you’re good.

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7 Ways To Enjoy Guilt-Free Time Off

Time off is one of those things that has gotten a bad reputation.  Companies give you time off, but some will look down on you for using it.  Many people freely admit that they avoid taking all of their time off for fear of being seen as lazy or dispensable.

I try not to feel guilty about using my time off.  I feel that if the company gives employees time off, they are counting on you using it.  If companies actually give employees hassle about using it, then it seems silly to even be working for that company in the first place.

There are some tips you can follow so that you can take your time off without feeling guilty about it.

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